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Future announces acquisition of Barcroft Studios

Future is excited to announce its acquisition of award-winning TV and digital video production company Barcroft Studios.

Sharing amazing true stories from across the world, Barcroft Studios creates content for more than 50 global platforms and receives more than 75 million views a month on YouTube. The company also produces high-end television for world-leading networks, broadcasters and streaming platforms, including Netflix, National Geographic Channel, the BBC and Channel 4.

This acquisition is a fantastic opportunity for Future as we kick-start our new financial year. With Barcroft Studios’ experience in creating and distributing amazing video content and Future’s global portfolio of specialist brands, we have the potential to create world-class video across our verticals and amplify our presence on YouTube and social media platforms.

On the acquisition, Future’s CEO, Zillah Byng-Thorne, says, “I am so excited to welcome the team at Barcroft Studios to Future, especially after such an amazing year for both companies. Future is a platform with pioneering media at its heart, and I believe this aligns perfectly with Barcroft Studios’ vision of making content that disrupts and inspires. Through melding Future’s multi-platform brands and expertise in SEO and technology with Barcroft Studios’ exceptional video content, I believe we will create a unique opportunity.”

Barcroft Studios’ CEO, Sam Barcroft, also says, “We’re delighted to be joining the Future family. Combining Future’s world-class editorial teams and iconic media brands with our expertise in the creation and distribution of amazing TV and video is an exciting proposition. We have so many things in common, not least that journalism and innovation is also in our DNA, and we’re excited to be taking our next step forward as part of Future.”

You can read more about our acquisition on our annual results RNS here.

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