ScreenDog Secures Edition Capital Investment


ScreenDog Productions, the company behind Channel 4’s The Jury: Murder Trial, has received a minority stake investment from Edition Capital.

ScreenDog will use Edition’s funding to build on the success of The Jury: Murder Trial, which marked Channel 4’s most successful unscripted launch in ten years. The funding will also be used for a strategic senior editorial hire to support development activities.

The producer has already used part of the funding to appoint Mark Raeburn, former head of content finance at Channel 4, as CFO as part of its plans to scale up the company.

Ed Kellie, founder and executive producer of ScreenDog, says, “As the viewing market becomes more competitive, being able to deliver hit returning series that stand out on schedules is more important than ever. Screendog has other popular projects with a ‘Screendog twist’ in development and production, and with Edition, we see the potential to scale up these productions to continue the winning streak.”

Raeburn added, “Having already worked with Ed and the Screendog management team in helping secure and get the investment over the line, I’m really excited to join a very talented team in an ongoing capacity with a remit of helping to continue to grow the business and achieve its long term ambitions.”

Adam Spence, partner at Edition Capital, commented, “We are incredibly excited to join Screendog at this stage of its journey. The business is a truly unique content creator, and we hope our growth capital investment will provide Ed and the team with the ammunition to fulfill their immense potential.”