Sports media company
The move will let
Darlow Smithson will continue to operate independently andno redundancies are expected at this stage for its 100 staffers.
"This is an exciting opportunity for us at the righttime in the growth of our company," said John Smithson, DarlowSmithson's executive chairman and creative director. "The DarlowSmithson name remains - same people, same creativity, sameeditorial standards. But going forward it will bring much more.
Darlow Smithson has ties to broadcasters including Channel4,
A spokesman said the company would continue todevelop other feature films, although projects in the works haven't been announced yet.