Apollo Global Management

Shine’s Callaghan exits for Screentime

Shine Australia’s executive director, Rory Callaghan, is joining Banijay Group’s Screentime as CEO. He will join late this year upon completion of his current contract, with current Screentime Group chief exec Bob Campbell becoming executive chairman immediately. Callaghan (pictured) previously worked with Banijay Group CEO Marco Bassetti when both were at Endemol, the former as […]

Endemol Shine Group created, senior team named

Endemol, Shine and Core have launched their joint enterprise, which has been initially named ‘Endemol Shine Group’. Content sales will be run by Endemol Worldwide Distribution boss Cathy Payne (left). Nadine Nohr (below right) and Axel Kuehn are the highest-profile casualties amid a wide-ranging restructure. Shine’s Gary Carter and Endemol’s Martha Brass have also bagged […]

Endemol-Shine-Core US leaders named

The joint venture behind the Endemol-Shine Group-Core Media tie-up has named its senior US management. Endemol North America co-chairman and CEOs Cris Abrego (pictured) and Charlie Corwin have been named in the same role at the unnamed JV, reporting to the company’s president, Tim Hincks. They have been in the top US job at Endemol […]

Hincks named president of Shine-Endemol

Tim Hincks has been named president of the merged Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media joint venture business. The news comes after sources within the prodcos indicated he would land a top role at the recently confirmed media giant. Hincks is currently Endemol’s group president. In his new role, he will report to Sophie Turner […]

Endemol-Shine merger confirmed

MIPCOM 2014 will be the final market that Shine and Endemol attend independently of each other, after their parent companies today confirmed a merger. Endemol owner Apollo Global Management and Shine’s parent 21st Century Fox have confirmed their plan to merge the companies, along with Apollo’s Core Media Group, and co-manage the resulting group, which […]

C4 boss slams US studios’ UK takeovers

Channel 4’s CEO David Abraham has slammed the growing number of US studios owning UK production companies, claiming the term “super indie” has lost its meaning as a result. In his MacTaggart speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival last night, Abraham took aim at the Murdoch family and cable TV giant John Malone, all […]

Fox, Apollo plan Endemol, Shine, Core merger

21st Century Fox plans to create a joint venture with fund manager Apollo Global Management that would house a combined group of Endemol, Shine and CORE Media. Fox, Apollo plan to merge three major global production companies Move would bring Big Brother, MasterChef and Idol franchises together for first time No guarantee of deal, but […]

Report: Apollo set to gain control of Endemol

Endemol shareholder Apollo Global Management has reportedly beaten co-founder John de Mol in the race to gain control of the production and distribution giant. Apollo, the US-based investment company that already owns American Idol brand owner Core Media Group, will pick up a majority of shares – around two-thirds – after striking an agreement with […]

Australia’s Nine details A$2 billion IPO

Australian media and broadcast group Nine Entertainment has issued a prospectus ahead of an IPO and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange, which values the company at about A$2 billion (US$1.9 billion). Nine Entertainment comprises the Nine Network free-to-air broadcasting operation, Nine Digital and Ventures, which incorporates the Mi9 digital service (fka ninemsn) and Nine […]