Endemol Shine UK

Remarkable execs James Fox & Dom Waugh launch ITVS-backed Rollercoaster Television

James Fox and Dom Waugh from Endemol Shine UK brand Remarkable, are to launch Rollercoaster Television later this year. The new entertainment label is being backed by ITV Studios, which will handle international distribution, with the brand focusing on creating and producing new formats for the UK and global markets. Rollercoaster Television will join a […]

Endemol Shine UK’s factual chief Kim Shillinglaw to step down

Endemol Shine Group’s UK-focused factual chief Kim Shillinglaw is stepping down. Former BBC Two and Four boss Shillinglaw was appointed director of factual at Endemol Shine UK in 2016, overseeing the management of prodcos including Dragonfly, Dragonfly West, DSP and Tigress. During her time with the group, producers under Shillinglaw’s remit were behind shows including […]

UKTV’s Gold orders Lenny Henry comedy docuseries

BBC Studios-owned UK channel Gold has ordered a docuseries featuring comedian Lenny Henry that explores the people who have helped to create Britain’s culturally diverse comedic landscape. Lenny Henry’s Race Through Comedy (3 x 60 minutes) is being produced by Endemol Shine UK’s Douglas Road Productions and will focus on the shows that have shaped […]

BBC One builds NBC’s ‘The Wall’ in the UK

BBC One has ordered a UK version of NBC game show format The Wall, which will be produced by Remarkable Television, part of Endemol Shine UK. Hosted by EastEnders star Danny Dyer, The Wall (6×45 minutes) is due to launch later this year in prime time on Saturday nights, with questions voiced by Angela Rippon. […]

How Netflix is shaking up the documentary world

Netflix is raising the bar for factual to premium levels and introducing ‘box sets’ and ‘binge-watching’ into commissioning vocabulary, all while growing traditional broadcasters’ budgets and ambitions for documentary. Tim Dams reports. Netflix has famously spent its way into the homes of viewers around the world by backing original dramas such as The Crown, 13 […]

Endemol Shine UK prodco to gain Belfast base

Endemol Shine UK’s Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) is to open an office in Belfast, Ireland. DSP has hired Anne Stirling to head up the office, which is aiming to grow into a regional production base for its slate of factual titles. Stirling was formerly producer at her Stirling Film & Television Production company, where she […]

BBC orders Saturday night format from Remarkable

BBC One has ordered All Together Now, a six-part entertainment format for Saturday nights from Endemol Shine UK-owned Remarkable Television. Hosted by comedian Rob Beckett (pictured), each episode will see a range of performers take to the stage to perform in front of ‘The 100’, an audience of talented singers. If any of The 100 […]

Endemol Shine creates prodco with ex-ITVS pair

Endemol Shine UK (ESUK) has created an unscripted production house with former ITV Studios creative heads Elliot Johnson and Amanda Wilson. Sharp Jack TV will sit within Endemol Shine Group’s UK arm, and focus on entertainment and factual entertainment programming. Johnson and Wilson created the Sharp Jack brand in 2011 when they set up Sharp […]

Endemol Shine creates Successville comedy label

Endemol Shine Group has created a production company with the team behind BBC Three comedy Murder in Successville. Shiny Button will be an independent label within Tiger Aspect Productions, and will form part of Endemol Shine UK. The firm will develop and produce original entertainment programming for TV and feature films. It will work with […]

BBCWW buys into debuting Hincks, Fincham prodco

Expectation, the indie Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks created last year, has secured financial backing from BBC Worldwide and hired ex-Endemol Shine UK and Channel 4 execs for key creative posts. The BBC’s commercial arm have swooped for a 24.9% stake in the producer for an undisclosed amount, a deal that comes just before the […]

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