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1

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1

About Quail Television

Quail Television is a factual TV producer based in Australia.

Quail Television Headquarter Location

10/43-53 Bridge Road

Stanmore, New South Wales, NSW 2048,

Australia

+61 2 9550 1000

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Essential Media and Entertainment Essential Media announces Joint Venture with Quail TV for US lifestyle content

Apr 30, 2018

October 25, 2016: Essential is pleased to announce a joint venture deal with leading factual TV producer Quail Television that aims to become a powerhouse of lifestyle programming in the US market. Essential Quail Television LLC (EQTV), the Los Angeles-based JV between Essential Media USA and Quail Television is led by Executive Producer partners Greg Quail (Quail TV), Jesse Fawcett (Essential Media USA) and Chris Hilton (Essential Media & Entertainment) and is already producing a raft of hit series for Scripps Network including DIY’s #1 show ‘Texas Flip N Move’, its two spin off shows ‘Louisiana Flip n Move’, ‘Alaska Flip n Move’, new 13 x 60’ restoration series ‘Restored’ as well as several new pilots for HGTV and DIY. Quail TV has been a prolific independent TV producer in Australia over the years with numerous productions including ‘Real Top Guns’ for SBS, ‘Saving Babies’ and ‘Saving Kids’ for Network Ten and ‘Find My Family’ for Channel Seven and the multiple Banff Mountain Fest award-winning ‘Crossing the Ice’ for National Geographic Channel. Essential Media USA will continue to develop scripted and unscripted projects outside the lifestyle programming genre. The fast growing company has also announced a raft of new hires to bolster its production and development arms with industry veteran Joel Rizor joining as Chief Executive Producer and Lindsay Wilkinson as Executive in Charge of a newly recruited production department. In development former Essential Media USA and RTR Media Development Producer Paul Taylor has joined EQTV as Head of Development. Paul’s credits include ‘Open House Overhaul’ (HGTV Canada), ‘Open Concept’ (HGTV US), ‘Big Easy Reno’ (HGTV US) and ‘Home Town’ (HGTV US). Prior to RTR, Paul developed shows for Essential Media Canada including ‘Panic Button’ (Space/Syfy), ‘Destination Fear' (Travel Channel), 'Fool’s Gold’ (Discovery Channel) and SyFy’s hidden camera prank comedy ‘Scare Tactics’. Also joining Paul are Lauren Kalb-Black as Head of Casting and Katelynn Walker as Director of Development. “Establishing Essential Quail Television is the logical next step in the US market for Essential Media and Entertainment. Greg’s unmatched creative drive complements our existing Essential USA business perfectly. Naturally we’re delighted the business has become so strongly established so quickly” said co-CEO of EQTV and CEO Essential Media and Entertainment Chris Hilton. “I’m delighted to be partnering with Chris and Jesse. We have had an incredible start to the EQTV story and in welcoming such a talented development team as Paul, Lauren and Katelynn to the business I’m confident we will continue our growth to become a leader in lifestyle TV production in the US in the years to come” says co-CEO Greg Quail. An episode of EQTV’s ‘Texas Flip N Move’ recently rated 257 percent above the timeslot’s year-ago average among viewers P25-54. With more than 1 million viewers tuning in, it was the highest-rated episode of a DIY Network series since December 2014. The record-breaking performance on August 26 helped DIY Network finish the night as the 16th highest-rated cable network in prime among viewers P25-54. The fourth season of Texas Flip N Move is on pace to be the highest-rated season ever, posting a 30 percent ratings increase over its previous season. Share

Quail Television Investments

1 Investments

Quail Television has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Essential Quail Media Group as part of their Corporate Minority on October 10, 2016.

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Quail Television Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/25/2016

Corporate Minority

Essential Quail Media Group

Yes

1

Date

10/25/2016

Round

Corporate Minority

Company

Essential Quail Media Group

Amount

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

1

Quail Television Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Quail Television has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Essential Quail Media Group on April 30, 2018.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/30/2018

Acquired

$99M

2

Date

4/30/2018

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

2

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