Matchlight, the Scottish TV production company collapses

21 April 2020

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The Scottish production company, Matchlight has collapsed.

Insolvency specialists at Quantuma have been appointed to wind up the company.

The Glasgow-based independent television production company were behind the BBC Three documentary; Russell Brand from addiction to recovery, aired in 2012. It also produced BBC Two’s Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness and most recently, BBC Two’s art documentary Titan: Behind closed doors. The producer specializes in observational documentary, history, arts, current affairs and popular factual television. The broadcasters it works for includes Channel 4, BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1 and Channel 5.

Matchlight’s collapse is unknown to be linked to coronavirus.

The most recently filed figures at Companies House show its 14 employees, including its directors. Last year £100,000 was received of Screen Scotland development funding and it has a relationship with nations and regions advisory service, Matisse. It was launched as a joint venture in March 2009, with DCD Media, the producer and distributor. DCD sold its stake in 2014.

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