Cyber Group Studios seals production deal with A Productions

The UK-based animation studio will help Cyber Group strengthen its reach to European audiences, while producing its own slate of originals.

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Cyber Group Studios has acquired a majority ownership stake in A Productions. “We are thrilled to be able to join forces with Mark, Katherine and the whole A Productions team to develop cutting-edge new content for a growing global audience," Pierre Sissmann, Chairman and CEO and Dominique Bourse, COO of Cyber Group Studios, said in a joint statement. "The productions developed by A Productions over the years are of exceptional quality; a great asset for this exciting new venture.”

In an effort to expand its business strategy for global market operations, the companies will collaborate to develop companies targeted at European audiences, as well as other regions across the globe. This year, A productions also plans to begin developing its own original title catalog. The studio will also invest in and benefit from Cyber Group Studios latest technology innovations, such as its real-time animation pipe, to create breakthrough new content.

Based in Bristol, UK, it is credited with producing award-winning children’s content for many major UK and US broadcasters and streamers. Some of the most notable titles its creative staff has contributed to include "JoJo and Gran Gran for CBeebies," "Love Monster for CBeebies,"  "Furry Friends forever: Elmo Gets a Puppy for Sesame Workshop," and "The Monster at the End of This Story," and Sesame Street’s first ever animated special for Sesame Workshop. 

“We are delighted to be joining the Cyber Group Studios family and are excited about the new opportunities this will bring," Katherine McQueen and Mark Taylor, joint managing directors at A Productions,said in a joint statement. "By teaming up with Cyber Group Studios, we’ll be able to further expand the studio, supporting our ambition to become one of the largest and leading animation studios in the UK in a competitive and growing global market."

We are thrilled to be able to join forces with Mark, Katherine and the whole A Productions team to develop cutting-edge new content for a growing global audience. The productions developed by A Productions over the years are of exceptional quality; a great asset for this exciting new venture.” Pierre Sissmann Chairman and CEO and Dominique Bourse, COO of Cyber Group Studios