eOne To Acquire British Factual Producer Daisybeck Studios

Entertainment One (eOne) is to buy British factual producer Daisybeck Studios, the company that makes long-running pet series The Yorkshire Vet for Viacom’s Channel 5.

The deal is eOne’s latest investment in a British non-scripted producer, coming a year after it acquired a majority stake in Ex On The Beach producer Whizz Kid Entertainment.

The agreement will see founder and managing director Paul Stead continue to oversee day-to-day operations of the company, which also makes C5’s Springtime on the Farm, Big Week At The Zoo, Body Donors and BBC’s Made in Britain.

The company is based in Leeds, in the north of England, which has recently received a boost in television terms as a result of Channel 4’s forthcoming relocation to the city.

No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which was unveiled by eOne’s President, Global Unscripted, Television Tara Long.

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