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18/02/2020

SPT Invests In The Whisper Group

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Whisper has confirmed that Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has invested in The Whisper Group, which comprises of award-winning live sports and non-scripted production company Whisper, Chapter 3 Graphics and East Media, with immediate effect.

Co-founded by BAFTA-winning CEO Sunil Patel, broadcaster Jake Humphrey and former F1 driver and current F1 commentator David Coulthard, The Whisper Group produces a raft of high-level, ambitious sports entertainment shows, including coverage of NFL, the Paralympics, Formula One, SailGP, Women’s Super League, International Cricket and W Series, amongst others. It has recently retained Formula One for Channel 4 and has a number of additional upcoming productions for 2020, which are yet to be announced.

Renowned for its ability to fuse entertainment with editorially led, opinionated sports coverage, Whisper has become a leading player in sports production, changing the landscape of sports and live event entertainment in the process.

This investment is in keeping with SPT's wider strategy of diversifying the group’s production portfolio, which has included the launching of pop culture focused creative label Human Media in 2018, and further broadening into children’s programming with the acquisition of Silvergate Media in December 2019.
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