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, now back doing what they do best – 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.
By investing in the CHF Media Fund, an Investor not only has the opportunity to become 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 also to share in the potential of commercial returns from multiple revenue streams.
Pip Ahoy!, narrated by Sir David Jason and Stacey Solomon which airs on Channel Five’s pre-school “Milkshake!” channel, 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 reached China. 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.
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.
CHF Media Fund EIS/SEIS Portfolio and CHF Media Fund EIS and CHF Media Fund SEIS are currently directly available through the Kuber Platform of as part of the Media Asset Focused Strategy