London-based non-scripted distribution company BossaNova has secured investment from Night Train Media, giving it access to an acquisition fund to fulfill its mission to co-create and co-fund projects by matching the right producer and the most relevant platform or broadcaster.

Focusing on the creation, funding and distribution of English-language factual programming, BossaNova was founded in late 2020 by TCB founder Paul Heaney and Dina Subhani. With a number of titles already signed to its slate this year, BossaNova is actively working to bring together buyers and sellers across the international marketplace to fast-track the creation of factual projects.

For Night Train Media, the acquisition aligns with its strategy to seek synergies between its documentary and drama businesses, and to diversify its expanding portfolio.

Earlier this year, as part of its inaugural BossaNova Development Day, BossaNova 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 collaboration in the form of the acquisition of 650+ hours of Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest independently owned factual producers, CJZ and Greenstone.

Jon Creamer

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