Willoughby-based production Silk Studios, home to several SKY News programs, Aerobics Oz Style, CBeebies Storytime and Live segments on The Morning Show and Mornings, has been sold to NEP Australia (formerly Global Television).
Silk Studios, founded by Harry Michaels and formerly known as zerO1zerO, includes a studio with dedicated control room, make-up and wardrobe, editing suites and a state-of-the-art Playout Centre.
It is the production company behind Aerobics Oz Style and has hosted other productions including Mind Over Maddie for Disney Channel, plus SKY’s One on One with David Speers, Australian Agenda, Richo + Jones and The Nation.
“Silk Studios has always had the facilities and know-how to handle any type of TV production, and we pride ourselves on removing worry from the equation for clients. Joining the NEP Worldwide Network will take Silk Studios to the next level of service, giving all our clients an even greater level of expertise, expanded options and enhanced capabilities. Most importantly, they will have added certainty in a rapidly changing television industry. I am extremely proud of the Silk team’s achievements and excited about the company’s future as part of NEP,” he said.
NEP Australia CEO Keith Andrews said: “Demand for premium TV studio space in Sydney is robust, and we are delighted to welcome Silk, further expanding the comprehensive set solutions we can offer our clients. Harry Michaels has made Silk Studios tremendously successful, and the studios will continue to run the same way that they always have, including all of the little touches that make them so special.”
NEP CEO Kevin Rabbitt added: “As NEP continues to expand worldwide, I am thrilled to build on our successful addition of Global Television earlier this year. Silk Studios is an excellent company and will make a great addition to our growing worldwide network.”
NEP Australia’s Director of Sales, Andy Armstrong, will manage the studios with Harry Michaels acting as a consultant.
They will continue to trade under the Silk Studios name and operate separately to NEP’s main studios at Media City, Eveleigh.