Sport and live events specialist Whisper Films has formed The Whisper Group and has renamed Whisper Films as Whisper.
The Whisper Group will act as parent company sitting across Whisper and its partner companies.
The company has recently partnered with motion graphics design agency Chapter 3 Graphics and non-scripted entertainment specialists, East Media.
Over the last 12 months, the sports specialists has diversified into unscripted and live events. Liam vs Noel: Brothers at War goes out on Channel 5 at 10pm.
Whisper was set up in 2010 by producer Sunil Patel, TV broadcaster Jake Humphrey and former F1 driver and current F1 commentator David Coulthard and now has over 65 full time staff.
A beneficiary of the Channel 4 Growth Fund in 2015, Whisper has won contracts from both sports federations and established broadcasters. Its current sport TV portfolio includes Formula 1, the Rugby World Cup, Women’s Six Nations, SailGP, W Series, Women’s Super League, NFL and The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
“We’ve come a long way in the last nine years and I’m really motivated by this exciting new chapter for Whisper” said CEO Sunil Patel. “As we diversify, the new branding feels a far better representation of who, where and what we are today, and also where we are going. The website and logo are far bolder and more dynamic, which reflects the drive and ambition of the team.
“‘Films’ felt restrictive, the opposite of what we are and aim to be, so that’s gone. The new branding provides the language we need to move forwards and reflects our absolute belief that entertainment is everything.
“There is still so much more ahead, the next stage will be very exciting.”
Co-founder and director Jake Humphrey added: “I’m so excited by these changes. Creating The Whisper Group is about so much more than just a name change and a restructure.
“Our industry is evolving at a rate never seen before and we want to be leading from the front. This rebrand and the creation of The Whisper Group puts us in the best position to do just that.
“Let’s make it happen"
Whisper now has three offices: in London (Whisper), Maidenhead (Whisper West) and Cardiff (Whisper Wales). It is also a partner of Royal Holloway University and mentors and develops young production talent.
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