Media Content Services (MCS), headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, has continued its expansion into content creation by acquiring successful unrecorded production company MY Entertainment.
The deal was orchestrated by Sean Moffatt and Patrick Bryant, CEO and co-founder of MCS, respectively, and Michael Yudin, founder and president of MY Entertainment, who will retain his position with the company.
Founded in 2000 by Yudin, a veteran production director with Thames Television and Viacom Entertainment, MY has produced thousands of hours of cross-genre actual and unrecorded programming for a wide range of publications including Discovery, A&E, National Geographic, BBC. , Lifetime, MTV, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery, Oxygen, Food Network, Animal Planet, TruTV and PBS.
He is best known for his long running series of paranormal investigations. Ghost Adventures – which switched to Discovery+ in 2021 after airing on the Travel Channel since 2008 – and its many spin-offs, most recently Ghost Adventures: House Calls, which appeared on Discovery+ in May of this year. His last venture power gamea reality competition format co-developed with Korean production company Something Special for MTV and Korean SBS, the latest in a long line of collaborations between the company and international production partners.
MY founder Yudin explained that the acquisition deal represented the ideal scenario where he could spend more time with his family while remaining professional.
“Having worked for large companies in this industry, I knew that if I ever sold MY Entertainment, I want my team to be a key part of an entrepreneurial company that is tech-savvy,” he said.
Yudin found such a partner in MCS, which veteran broadcaster Bryant launched in 1997 as Go To Team, a video production services provider that has since become part of MCS along with five other production and service businesses. In 2021, the company took a step into the field of content creation with the creation of Brands & Content Studios, which MCS says developed and marketed its first Magnolia Network series.
According to a press release announcing the deal, Moffat and Yudin of MCS have been in talks over the past few years about how their companies could work together. This ultimately led to the acquisition as a means of fulfilling both Yudin’s personal-professional goals and MCS’s content ambitions, which can now benefit from both companies’ relationship as well as MY’s well-established expertise in high-quality factual and production-free production. script.
“We are thrilled that our teams will now be part of the same organization and that we are partnering with Michael,” said MCS co-founder Bryant. “The joint partnership will allow us to bring even more great content to the global market.”