Endemol Shine UK


Remarkable hires ex-Optomen exec

Endemol Shine UK prodco Remarkable has hired a former Optomen Television development exec and promoted an in-house producer to built entertainment and factual teams. Patrick Furlong (left) has joined the Deal or No Deal producer as head of factual, meaning he will oversee the factual slate, while in-house executive producer Richard Hague has been named […]

Ex-Victory creative chief joins Flynn prodco

Former Victory Television creative director Stuart Shawcross has joined Youngest Media, the fledgling UK-based prodco of ex-Endemol Shine UK execs David Flynn and Lucas Church. Shawcross has been appointed director of entertainment at the fledgling indie. He will drive entertainment strategy, with responsibility for developing new worldwide formats. His credits include creating formats such as […]

Simon’s Cat visits Sesame Street

Endemol Shine UK-owned digital brand Simon’s Cat and Elmo from kids series Sesame Street are combining for two videos that will play on YouTube. This is part of Sesame Street’s ‘Love to Learn’ campaign, which will see a Elmo videos exploring a topic each month along with YouTube brand stars such as Rosanna Pansino and […]

Endemol Shine UK unifies digital content arms

Endemol Shine UK is bringing its two multichannel networks together, and implementing new management in the process. Endemol Beyond UK and ChannelFlip will now operate under a new banner, Endemol Shine Beyond UK. ChannelFlip will continue as an MCN brand within Endemol Shine Beyond UK, which is billed as a premium content network that operates […]

Isaacs exits Kudos, reunites with Featherstone

Dan Isaacs (below left) is leaving his post as co-CEO of Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos to reunite with former production partner Jane Featherstone, who recently revealed her new indie. Isaacs’ co-chief executive Diederick Santer (below right) will now lead Kudos as its sole CEO, with Warner Bros Television Production UK group commercial and business affairs […]

Ex-Endemol Shine UK pair launch indie

Former Endemol Shine UK bosses David Flynn and Lucas Church have created a new independent studio, Youngest Media. The pair exited Endemol Shine Group last year following its creation at the end of 2014. They have now launched London-based Youngest, which is described as “a new breed of independent studio delivering “television, video and digital […]

Shine TV chief to exit

Shine TV managing director Kelly Webb-Lamb is leaving the Endemol Shine Group production company at the end of the year. Webb-Lamb joined Shine TV as creative director in 2012 and rose to MD the following year. She will work with senior management on a transition before exiting. Endemol Shine’s British arm, Endemol Shine UK, will […]

Arrow poaches Endemol Shine exec

UK indie prodco Arrow Media has poached Oliver Wright from Endemol Shine UK for a new role, head of features. As a producer, Wrights credits include Channel 4 series Embarrassing Bodies and Supersize vs Superskinny, Channel 5 doc Daniella Westbrook: Eastenders, Drugs and My New Nose and BBC Three’s Snog Marry Avoid. At Arrow, he […]

Endemol Shine UK buys animation prodco

Endemol Shine UK has taken a controlling stake in the animation company behind digital comedy series Simon’s Cat (pictured). The company, also called Simon’s Cat, will sit within the Endemol Beyond UK premium online channels and distribution group. Simon Torfield launched Simon’s Cat in 2008 as a platform for the Simon’s Cat brand, and the […]

Twofour exec, Fox land Remarkable top jobs

Endemol Shine UK’s Remarkable Television has appointed a Twofour Group daytime executive as one of two new managing directors. Kitty Walshe will lead the Pointless producer with James Fox, who is promoted from creative director of multplatform game show formats subsidiary Remarkable Games. The pair replace Colette Foster, who left in April, and Nick Mather, […]