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Endemol Shine boss: M&A is no problem

Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks has defended the current wave of mergers and acquisitions enveloping the global production business. In the annual Bafta Television Lecture, Hincks said the coming together of the Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media businesses earlier this year had not, and would, not affect the enlarged firm’s creative output. The […]

Banijay picks up John Legend’s Sing It On

Banijay has snagged international rights to Sing It On, the US reality series inspired by the movie Pitch Perfect, and produced by singer songwriter John Legend. The 8x1hr series goes out on CBS backed cable channel Pop in the US and, like the movie Pitch Perfect, follows the fiercely competitive world of a cappella singing. Five top-ranked […]

Disney revenue up, Fox down

US entertainment giant Disney both posted improved first quarter revenues in the second financial quarter, while rival Fox saw sales drop. The Walt Disney Company saw revenues in the three months to March 28 grow 7% and end at US$12.5 billion. Within this, its media networks unit was up 13% and posted revenues of US$5.8 […]

Endemol Shine Latino shapes up

Endemol Shine Group’s Latin American business is shaping up with the appointment co-VPs, who will oversee the unit. Endemol Shine Latino be a Spanish-language division of the merged Endemol and Shine production business based in Miami, targeting the US Hispanic and Mexican markets. Shine’s VP, sales, Latin America Daniel Rodriguez (pictured, right) will lead sales […]

Featherstone, Conrad exit Shine

Prolific drama producer Jane Featherstone is leaving Shine Group as its merges with Endemol and Core Media. Henrietta Conrad is also exiting Kudos stablemate Princess Productions. Shine is now operating as Endemol Shine Group following regulatory clearance granted at the back end of last year. Featherstone (pictured) is credited with successful dramas such as Broadchurch, […]

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 […]

Turner Laing named Shine-Endemol-Core chief

Former BSkyB content boss Sophie Turner-Laing has landed what is perhaps the biggest job in global production. She will be CEO of the merged Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media Group TV production giant, which is set to launch as a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management. “Pending the parties finalising […]