Silvergate Media Holdings Limited
GenreChildren's programmes
FoundedOctober 4, 2011; 11 years ago (2011-10-04)
FounderWaheed Alli
Elizabeth Dampier
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, U.S.
London, England
Key people
Production output
Television production
ParentSony Pictures Television

Silvergate Media is a television production and brand licensing company based in New York City and London.[1] The company was founded in 2011 by Waheed Alli and was acquired by Sony Pictures Television in 2019.


Silvergate Media was created in 2011 as part of a management buyout, when Alli purchased the rights to Octonauts and The World of Beatrix Potter from Chorion, a company he was previously chair of.[2]

In 2016, Netflix and Silvergate agreed to a three-year multi-territory deal for Octonauts, Silvergate's series about underwater explorers.[3]

The company signed a deal with Netflix, in collaboration with Mercury Filmworks to produce Hilda, an animated television adaptation of comic Hilda by Luke Pearson. Season 1 was released on September 21, 2018.[4] Season 2 was released on December 14, 2020. The series is available in 130 countries.[5]

Silvergate also produced Sunny Day for Nickelodeon, which started airing on August 21, 2017.[6]

In 2016, the investment fund Shamrock Capital Advisors acquired a 51% equity of the company,[7] with the valuation reported to be "between £70 and £80 million".[8]

On December 10, 2019, Sony Pictures Television announced that it would acquire Silvergate Media for US$195 million. The deal marks SPT's first in-house studio devoted primarily to children's animation since Sony Pictures Animation's diversification into television.[9]






  1. ^ "Silvergate Media Press". Silvergate Media (Silvergate), the international TV production and licensing company focused on pre-school children's entertainment based in New York and London
  2. ^ John Plunkett (22 September 2011). "Chorion sells rights to The World of Beatrix Potter and The Octonauts". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  3. ^ "Silvergate strikes new multi-territory Octonauts deal with Netflix". Toy World Magazine | The business magazine with a passion for toys. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Here Comes Hilda". The New Yorker. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  5. ^ "Silvergate Media celebrates trio of awards for Hilda". April 2021.
  6. ^ Animation Magazine (4 March 2016). "Silvergate producing 'Sunny Day' for Nickelodeon". Animation Magazine. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "Silvergate Partners With Shamrock Capital Advisors To Accelerate Growth". 25 April 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  8. ^ "Octonauts pair pocket £40m". The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  9. ^ Clarke, Stewart (2019-12-10). "Sony Pictures Television Buys Silvergate Media, Producer of 'Octonauts' and 'Hilda,' for $195 Million (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (2022-04-29). "John Stamos To Voice Iron Man In 'Spidey and His Amazing Friends' Season 2; New Disney Jr. Programming Slate Unveiled". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-04-29.
  11. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2021-06-07). "Silvergate Snags Rights to Award-Winning Picture Book Series '¡Vamos!'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  12. ^ "Nickelodeon Pulls 'Made by Maddie' Amid 'Hair Love' Controversy". 4 September 2020.
  13. ^ "'Made by Maddie' Pulled by Nickelodeon Amid 'Hair Love' Controversy". 4 September 2020.