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Robinson out as Endemol Shine reveals UK team

Tim Robinson is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the mega-indie this morning revealed its UK management team. Early indications were that Robinson, previously Shine Group’s COO, was negotiating what one source described as a “top international role”, but this has not come to pass. He will exit in the spring. The news came concurrently […]

Sky appoints content boss

Sky has appointed Sky Deutschland executive Gary Davey its UK content boss, filling the role vacated by Sophie Turner Laing. Davey becomes managing director, content, and will assume responsibility for the Sky’s entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK and Ireland. He will take on that role alongside his existing responsibilities as executive VP, […]

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, […]

Remarkable’s Walshe joins Twofour

Remarkable Television’s factual entertainment producer Kitty Walshe has joined rival UK prodco Twofour as head of features and daytime. She will be charged with overseeing The Jump producer Twofour’s pre-watershed (9pm) slate, effective immediately. The role is a new one, a Twofour spokeswomen confirmed this morning. At Endemol Shine Group-owned Remarkable, she worked on shows […]

Amazon prepares Fall season in the UK

Amazon has acquired UK SVOD rights to serial killer drama series The Fall. The show went out on BBC Two in the UK and was written by Allan Cubitt and produced by Fables Production and Gub Neal’s Artists Studios, which was acquired by Endemol last year. Endemol Shine Group sells The Fall and struck the UK […]

MTV to repeat Channel 5’s Big Brother

In another sign of the synergies between Viacom’s UK channels bouquet TV channels following the acquisition of terrestrial Channel 5, MTV will run repeats of Celebrity Big Brother’s new season. An edited version of each Celebrity Big Brother daily highlights show on Channel 5 will repeat twice each weekday the following day after each show, […]

Endemol Shine, Zodiak try out Israeli formats

Prodcos from the Endemol Shine Group and Zodiak Media groups have bought formats from Israel’s TV Format Fund. Endemol Shine-owned Endemol Spain and Endemol Italy bought rope-pulling gameshow Tug, while Zodiak France-owned ALP optioned 300 Second Ride. Endemol Spain optioned the latter show in October. Tug comes from Red Arrow International-owned July August Productions and […]

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 […]

Cohen terms comments ‘disappoint indie TV sector’

The body that represents UK indie prodcos has slammed comments from the BBC’s Danny Cohen (pictured) in which he said the pubcaster was would seek to alter terms of trade for super indie groups. The CEO of Pact, John McVay, said Cohen, the BBC’s director of television, appeared to have “misunderstood” the benefits of the […]

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