The Fund Aims to Back the Production of High-Budget TV Series with an International Appeal
Netshow Capital is an Irish investment vehicle specialized in audiovisual production of television series and their monetization, addressed to streaming platforms and linear TV networks. It’s goal is building a portfolio of 8 to 10 high-quality TV series with an international appeal across markets and distribution channels; it will be focused on productions both in English and Spanish language although it is open to opportunities (also re-licensing) in other languages.
Netshow provides smart money for TV series, seeking to co-invest along with producers, networks and platforms in exchange forproduction equity, following a similar financial performance matrix model to that one used in venture capital to identify and help to grow those innovative start-ups poised to turn into “unicorns”.
The fund is in fact, already considering various projects with leading producers as well as closing agreements with platforms and international distributors in Europe and The Americas. “Our goal is to provide the complementary but necessary capital so these projects can be developed from script to screens, unleashing the full creative potential of this new wave of storytellers. Then our mission may continue by supporting global sales and distribution to ensure meeting commercial goals across different distribution networks, markets and windows”, explains David Blasco, Managing Partner at Netshow.
“We are witnessing a “perfect storm” in terms of the conditions under which this industry is booming. There has never been a better opportunity in the content ecosystem; demand continues to grow endlessly, and production quality increases exponentially pushing players to deliver increasingly greater value to stand out. We offer a high quality alternative investment through a rigorous selection process where projects are carefully and tediously pondered”, claims Felipe Ponton, Partner specialized in content validation and curation at Netshow.
Netshow expects to make its first closing at the end of 2019, with half of the fund already committed, to start co-investing in exceptional TV series in the first quarter of 2020 and beyond. “We offer our investors the unprecedented opportunity to be part of a booming sector yielding remarkable financial returns in a short and medium term with very a controlled risk management”, says Jesus Fernandez, Managing Partner at FRK Investments Group and co-founder of Netshow.
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