The media business owned by Elisabeth Murdoch has taken a “significant stake” in Yes Yes Media, the entertainment business started by television presenter Richard Bacon. Sister, the creative partnership between Elisabeth Murdoch, Jane Featherstone and Stacey Snider, said it invested to support the unscripted entertainment venture. Yes Yes Media is backed not only by Richard Bacon, but also by Friends actress Courteney Cox and her musician partner Johnny McDaid from Snow Patrol.
Yes Yes is developing new TV content and pioneering hardware and software technology that can be used to interact with content on different devices. It has also partnered with Satisfaction, a French TV producer, to create formats for global and local audiences.
Sister’s executive chair and co-founder Elisabeth Murdoch provided insight on the partnership: “Sister was built to support the best creative talent regardless of genre or medium, and Richard’s vision to combine technology and storytelling is a perfect fit. He is a bold, creative entrepreneur, who is full of ideas and truly thinks differently and I’m delighted to bring his creativity, industry experience and commercial ambition into the Sister fold.”
Elisabeth Murdoch is the daughter of Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul and founder of News Corp. She has gone on to carve her own path in the creative industry and is now a producer and founder at the Blossom Films studio. She is also executive chair at Sister, which aims to fund, develop, produce and distribute content for film, television and digital media.
Richard Bacon is a broadcaster and former host of Blue Peter. He has since gone on to present a number of television shows and is now the founder of Yes Yes Media. The business is producing unscripted entertainment formats and its own hardware and software to present content on various devices. It has entered a partnership with producer Satisfaction and secured the backing of notable Hollywood figures such as Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid.