30 years of TBI: New World Order (2010)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2010 there were parallels to the rise M&A activity we have seen in the past year. While today we’re looking at the Fox/Disney or AT&T/Time Warner tie-ups, eight […]

Endemol Shine’s Gaha exiting

Eden Gaha is leaving Endemol Shine North America. He has been president of unscripted at the company since its formation after the merger of Endemol and Shine. Before the merger he was at Shine. News of his departure broke last week, with Gaha confirming the news to US trades and alluding to a new venture. […]

Rise staffing up, hires Betty, 7 Wonder execs

Rise Films has hired two new factual execs and is looking to bolster its team further. The UK indie, which makes ITV comedy Plebs, has brought in Kate Morey as head of popular factual and Steve Condie as exec producer, factual. Morey joins from Discovery-owned factual prodco Betty, where she was an exec producer. She […]

Coppermann takes control as Endemol Shine merges France

Endemol Shine is merging its French businesses with Nicolas Coppermann from the Endemol side of the operation taking charge, and Shine’s Thierry Lachkar leaving, TBI can reveal France was the one international territory where the production and distribution giant had not unified its operations in the wake of its mega merger, and the subsequent creation […]

Gary Carter joins K7

Former FremantleMedia and Shine creative boss Gary Carter has joined the board of UK-based research and consultancy business K7 Media. He will be a non-exec board member at K7 and spearhead a new service the company is launching that will offer strategic advice to senior media execs. Carter joins K7’s managing director Keri Lewis Brown, […]

Core Media files for bankruptcy

American Idol owner Core Media Group has filed for bankruptcy. The company, which was part of the joint venture created to house Endemol and Shine when they merged but was run a separate entity, confirmed the bankruptcy filing. In a statement it said it ‘remains firmly committed to our mission as a global content and […]

Former Shine finance chief heads to BBCWW

BBC Worldwide has hired former Shine CFO Tom Fussell as its new finance chief. He replaces Andrew Bott, whose departure for FremantleMedia was announced late last year, with Suzanne Burrows then covering his role on an interim basis. Fussell takes the CFO role at Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, from May […]

Shine exec joins France’s Altice

Cable and telecom investor Altice has named Nora Melhli as head of original creation and non-linear content, including Zive, the SVOD service that is currently from French operator SFR. Mehli is the former head of drama at production company Shine France and an ex-CEO of Endemol Fiction. While at Shine France Films, she executive-produced UK-French […]

Job losses at Endemol Shine Australia

There has been a round of job losses at Endemol Shine Australia following the combination of the Australian divisions of Endemol and Shine. Local news site Mumbrella was the first to report the redundancies, suggesting as many as 40 staff have left the business. The site said Endemol producers including John Edwards, Imogen Banks and Mimi […]

Endemol Shine unites commercial teams

Endemol Shine Group has combined the Shine 360° and Endemol international commercial partnerships teams under the leadership of Branco Scherer who is promoted to managing director of the merged entity. The commercial team oversees branded and ad-funded programming, licensing and merchandising and digital products. Scherer will run the team with Lorraine Burgess becoming director of […]

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