The television company which makes comedy classic Rab C Nesbitt has been sold to a Paris-based media giant in a £150 million deal. RDF, also the creators of Wife Swap and Location, Location, Location, has been bought by Zodiak, an entertainment conglomerate backed by French and Italian money.
The deal swallows up Glasgow-based production company The Comedy Unit, which was bought for £10 million by RDF four years ago. Boss David Frank has already ordered a 30-day internal review of the new group and some job losses are anticipated.
Does this mean Rab will get a make-over? Will the string vest no longer be his basic apparel? Somehow I can't see him strutting through the streets of Glasgow in a beret, tailored jeans and designer t-shirt.
It has to be hoped that the Glasgow side of the business will continue to thrive. We can only wait and see.