New Media Producer Tinopolis Gets £44.7 Million VC Bid

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire-based TV and interactive producer Tinopolis – which occupies what we Scarlets still call the “old Tesco building” – looks set to be bought by VC firm Vitruvian Partners for £0.45 a share, valuing the company at £44.7 million. Formerly called Agenda, Tinopolis produces shows like Wedi 7 and Le Rygbi for S4C but also Question Time and sport shows through its recent Mentorn and Sunset + Vine acquisitions. Moreover, it has a strong line in new media learning software through interactive arm, producing a range of National Curriculum resources. It had been a lead supplier to the BBC’s Digital Curriculum project but, when the BBC Trust forced the corporation to close its Jam site last year, Tinopolis made 13 redundancies and forecast a £2.1 million for the end of 2008. More via RNS notice and Guardian.