Vincent TV launches UK arm, led by Seven Studios & ITVS alums

LR: Simon Shalgosky & Daniel Brookes

Five Days Inside prodco Vincent TV has launched a new UK division and hired former Seven Studios and ITV Studios execs to run it.

Simon Shalgosky has been appointed creative director at Vincent TV UK, while Daniel Brookes takes up the role of development exec and is tasked with creating ideas for national and international buyers across all mediums.

Shalgosky was previously international development chief at Seven Studios and has also had stints at Lion TV, Keshet UK and Tiger Aspect, while Brookes worked for Syco Entertainment and ITVS.

The UK division, which will focus on unscripted formats for entertainment, factual and fact ent, has also partnered with Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-backed Stellify Media on a pilot for “a large-scale Saturday night primetime gameshow for a major broadcaster”.

Filming will take place later this year in collaboration with Stellify Media who are on board as the production partner, but no further details were revealed.

Vincent ter Voert, founder of Vincent TV, said the UK division is part of the company’s strategy to target domestic buyers and create globetrotting formats.

“Our goal is to create formats that are instantly recognisable from the moment viewers first tune in, defining in style and to always make a splash with their execution. Simon and Daniel have hit the ground running in a challenging landscape and demonstrated that the future is bright with them at the helm,” he said.

Kieran Doherty, joint-CEO & founder of Stellify Media, added: “Vincent TV are the best – and have delivered two fantastic Dutch seasons of our favourite Stellify export Pretty & Single. We are made up to be working with them and with Simon on home soil. Especially on such a big Saturday night spectacular.”

Vincent TV was founded in 2014 by Voert, Vera Driessen and Ruud van Breugel to create and produce formats focused on humour, talent and topical stories. It has offices in The Netherlands and Belgium, with shows including Chateau Meiland for SBS 6, RTL 4’s Five Days Inside and Going Once Going Twice for VTM.

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