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06/09/2011

Compact Media Acquires Rights.TV

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The independent rights administrator and distributor of audiovisual secondary TV and film rights revenues, has announced the acquisition of highly respected rights consultancy Rights.tv.
The deal will see Compact Media Group co-existing with Rights.tv offering a complementary service to Compact’s core activities and providing existing and new media clients with an end-to-end solution for business needs.
Rights.tv provides high value business affairs services and commercial guidance to the film and television industry, offering advice at all stages of production from creation and development through to financing, production, distribution and exploitation of rights. Following the deal, the company will maintain its identity, look and feel but work alongside Compact to offer their clients a wider range of services.
Andrew Baker (pictured), Founder of Rights.tv, will remain as Managing Director and will be relocating the business into Compact Media Group’s London offices. Andrew will continue to build Rights.tv’s presence in the regions and nations. Following the acquisition, Rights.tv has immediately strengthened its team with the appointment of Michelle Bruce as Business Affairs Director. Her previous roles include working with Discovery Networks International as Director of Acquisitions and Business Affairs as well as Head of Sales and Acquisitions at TVF International. Michelle will be responsible for overseeing the London office and supporting expansion in the UK and internationally.
Richard Green, Chairman, Compact, commented: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Rights.tv into Compact Media Group. They constitute an excellent strategic fit, allowing Compact to offer its client base access to further specialist services. Andrew Baker is highly regarded within the media market and we look forward to working alongside him, Michelle and the team.”
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