Silvergate Media Holdings Limited
IndustryEntertainment
GenreChildren's programmes
PredecessorChorion
FoundedOctober 4, 2011; 10 years ago (October 4, 2011)
FounderWaheed Alli
Elizabeth Dampier
HeadquartersNew York City, United States
London, United Kingdom
Key people
Production output
Television production
Brands
ServicesLicensing
ParentSony Pictures Television
Websitewww.silvergatemedia.com

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

History

Silvergate Media was created in 2011 as part of a management buy-out, when Alli purchased the rights to The 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 show 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]

Productions

Current

Upcoming

Cancelled/Postponed

References

  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". Shamrockcap.com. 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)". Variety.com. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  10. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2021-06-07). "Silvergate Snags Rights to Award-Winning Picture Book Series '¡Vamos!'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2021-12-30.
  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". Hollywoodreporter.com. 4 September 2020.
  13. ^ "'Made by Maddie' Pulled by Nickelodeon Amid 'Hair Love' Controversy". Deadline.com. 4 September 2020.