Stellar results for Peppa Pig firm Entertainment One

Stellar results for Peppa Pig firm Entertainment One

Stock market star Entertainment One saw half time profits double following the success of a tie up with online movie retailer LoveFilm.

The media group, which also distributes children’s favourite Peppa Pig and the hugely successful Twilight series, saw pre-tax profit jump to £18.8m from £8.5m for the six months to September 30 on sales of £204.6m.

Something to smile about: The distributor of children’s favourite Peppa Pig and the Twilight series saw half time profits double

The firm, which has seen its shares soar 64 per cent over the past 12 months, doubled digital revenues to £35m which now account for more than 17 per cent of total sales.

It put itself on the block in September after receiving approaches from various suitors, and has a price tag of around £400m.

 

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Chief executive Darren Throop said: ‘Our film business performed well and Лучшие фильмы lostfilm the strength of our release slate improves.

I am also delighted with the progress of Peppa Pig in the US and abroad.’ Entertainment One’s television arm has also benefited from the success of Rookie Blue, a police drama, and The Walking Dead, a programme about zombies which has performed strongly internationally.