Rewind has been one of the most impressive new investments made by the Ingenious Live and Entertainment VCTs in recent years. Since its launch in 2008, the event has consistently increased its attendance and profitability year on year. Given its success, a second festival was launched in Scotland in 2011 and has since seen 3 international festivals held.
Rewind North is the second festival from the successful Rewind stable. Building on the success of the first year, 2012 saw over 24,000 tickets sold. Early Bird sales for 2013 have again seen an increase, with management confident of further growth.
Let’s Dance is a successful TV format commissioned by the BBC for Sport Relief and Comic Relief since 2008. In 2012 it took the prime time Saturday night slot on BBC One, attracting over six million viewers. Following the ratings success of the UK series, the ‘Let’s Dance’ format has been sold and aired in a number of different countries including Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia and Indonesia, underlining the international reach of the VCTs.
Golf Live is a three day interactive golf event which, in 2012, was staged at The London Golf Club. European Ryder Cup-winning captain, Colin Montgomerie, led a star-studded line-up that included a host of major champions and top professionals such as Darren Clarke, Gary Player, Paul Casey, and Pete Cowen. The event represents a creative way of bringing the Sports and Exhibition markets together; the longer term aim is to roll out the brand to other prestigious golf courses around the world.
LED Festival is a collaboration which began in 2010 between the Ingenious Entertainment VCTs and industry leaders AEG Live, Cream and Loudsound. In 2011 over 23,000 people attended the one-day event in Victoria Park, London, which was headlined by leading dance star, Deadmau5. The partners have been extremely pleased with the impact of the brand over its brief life to date and remain very positive about the future of this festival.
DRG is the leading independent distributor of content in the UK with eight brands supporting all genres, from drama features to reality television. DRG Media Assets Limited, the investee company, used the funding from the Ingenious Entertainment VCT investment to acquire, market and distribute a series of television programmes. DRG has worked on shows as diverse as The Inbetweeners, Kingdom, starring Stephen Fry, the Martin Clunes' drama Doc Martin, Australian series Sea Patrol and a wide variety of children’s programmes and factual documentaries.
SuperVision Media is one of the leading owners and distributors of alternative content for cinemas in both the sport and entertainment fields. Its aim is to provide people with experiences that are the next best thing to being at the event, screening live uninterrupted content, mainly in 3D format, accompanied by surround sound. For example, it secured the exclusive rights to Michael Flatley’s Lord of The Dance in 3D, which was screened in major cinema chains across the US, UK and Europe in March 2011, and in 2012 screened the Haye vs Chisora professional boxing match and the Wimbledon Men's Final.