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Germany’s Night Train Media Grabs Majority Stake in Non-Scripted London Distributor BossaNova (Exclusive)

Germany’s Night Train Media Grabs Majority Stake in Non-Scripted London Distributor BossaNova (Exclusive)

Former Tele München Group managing director Herbert Kloiber’s Night Train Media has taken a majority stake in London-based non-scripted distributor BossaNova as it looks to align its documentary and drama businesses.

Under the deal, BossaNova — founded last year by non-scripted veterans Paul Heaney and Dina Subhani — will have access to an acquisition fund to fulfil the company’s mission of co-creating and co-funding projects by matching producers with the most relevant platforms and broadcasters: a clever model in the non-scripted arena that was popularized by Heaney at his former company, Tcb Media Rights, which was sold to “Pooch Perfect” distributor Beyond Rights last summer.

Earlier this year, as part of its inaugural BossaNova Development Day, the distributor connected with more than 50 buyers and commissioners from 35 channels and platforms with 30 producers, who pitched over 75 new projects. The company has also recently made its first volume catalogue buy, acquiring more than

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