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Core Media files for bankruptcy

American Idol owner Core Media Group has filed for bankruptcy. The company, which was part of the joint venture created to house Endemol and Shine when they merged but was run a separate entity, confirmed the bankruptcy filing. In a statement it said it ‘remains firmly committed to our mission as a global content and […]

O’Connell exits as Core aims to refinance

Jennifer O’Connell is reportedly exiting Core Media Group as part of a management restructuring as the Apollo Global Management-owned company aims to refinance more than US$300 million in debt. Core’s head of US television has left the American Idol producer, with Matt Sharp, CEO of subsidiary Sharp Entertainment, now taking on Core’s TV projects. O’Connell, […]

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 […]

Man V. Food producer Sharp expands into UK

Sharp Entertainment, the US producer behind Man V. Food, has tapped Amelia Pulsford to head a new London-based company unit. The Core Media Group-owned company is expanding into Europe for the first time with the creation of Sharp UK. Pulsford, who has been with Sharp in the US for three years, will be director of […]

Discovery US orders Memory Games special

Discovery’s Science Channel in the US has ordered a special about the USA Memory Championship. The one-hour show will be produced by Rize USA, which has inked a deal with the organisation that runs the event, giving exclusive behind the scenes access to the event. Rize is making the show with Man V. Food producer […]