With a track record spanning over four decades, the CHF Team have created or produced such iconic children’s programmes as Danger Mouse, which was regularly watched by 21 million viewers, Count Duckula, The BFG, The Wind in the Willows, Postman Pat and Roary the Racing Car to list just a few. During their illustrious careers, the team at CHF chalked up over 25,000 minutes or approximately 1,000 episodes of animation and scooped a host of awards including six BAFTAs and two international Emmys.
In 2011, the original founders of Cosgrove Hall Films decided to reform under the CHF Media Group banner and have become a creative force to be reckoned with, producing high quality, imaginative and trusted family entertainment for children and their families across the globe.
The CHF Media fund is a media EIS and SEIS offer, mainly focused on children’s animated programmes. CHF‘s new suite of shows and concepts are produced in the UK by a highly talented creative team. CHF fully support the Government’s Creative Sector Tax Credits and use of the EIS and the SEIS to fund and monetise new animation productions and concepts through broadcast, digital and organic media. It is anticipated that all shows will qualify for the Creative SectorTax Credits which can be up to 20% of the production cost. All shows and concepts in the Fund have advance assurance from HMRC.
By investing in the CHF Media Fund, an Investor not only becomes part of the Cosgrove Hall tradition of creating or producing internationally renowned, original, intelligent and educational family entertainment much loved by children – and their parents – but is also able to share in the potential of commercial returns from multiple revenue streams.
Pip Ahoy!, narrated by Sir David Jason and Stacey Solomon which has aired in the UK and Ireland on Channel Five’s pre-school “Milkshake!” channel, Cartoonito and RTE, was the first show back and was launched as an EIS.
It originally raised £4.5m and subsequently a further £1m and is performing well. It has been sold around the world and recently launched in China and the Middle East. The TV programme is supported by the sale of toys, apps, apparel and educational material. Licensed toys are a huge market with annual sales of around £3 billion in the UK and $230 billion globally (2014). CHF Media Group aims to obtain a slice of that market for its investors. With that in mind, CHF has just exclusively launched its second S/EIS show, Daisy & Ollie, on the 1st November 2017, set to be on air 4 times daily for the next three years. Daisy & Ollie is voiced and co-written by the comedian Jason Manford. There is still remaining capacity for investment into both Pip Ahoy! and Daisy& Ollie.
Within the current offer, investors typically receive shares in four companies (this can be higher or lower) in a mix of SEIS and EIS. SEIS funding will go towards projects at the concept stage, whilst projects that reach the production stage will typically receive EIS funding. A typical EIS/SEIS split is 80:20, however CHF Media aims to accommodate investors’ requests of different allocations, subject to availability.
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