Shine Australia


Warner Bros. hires Bachelor Oz exec from Shine

Warner Bros. International Television Production has hired the executive producer of its Australian Network Ten series The Bachelor. Shaun Murphy has been named as WBITVP’s head of entertainment in Australia after three years of producing flagship format The Bachelor. He joins from Shine Australia and has 20 years of production experience. The creation of his […]

Endemol Shine Oz team takes shape

Mark and Carl Fennessy’s team at Endemol Shine Australia is taking shape as the Sydney-based producer and distributor formally began operations. Shine Australia’s director of programming, Peter Newman, has been named managing director, unscripted content at the merged company. He has overseen formats including MasterChef Australia, The Bachelor and Gogglebox while at Shine Australia. Reporting into […]

Endemol Oz CEO follows Fennessys out the door

The chief executive of Endemol Australia, Janeen Faithfull, is exiting the business as Endemol Shine Group continues to look for a leader in the Australasian region. Faithfull’s departure comes soon after Shine Australia chiefs Mark and Carl Fennessy turned down the chance to run Endemol Shine Australia. Gallipoli producer Endemol Shine co-international operations CEO Martha […]

Starz SVOD service to debut in MENA

Starz’s international subscription on-demand platform will makes its worldwide debut in the Middle East and North Africa. Starz Play Arabia launches on April 2 in 17 territories throughout the region, offering consumers premium content from the US cable channel on-demand. Starz developed its local offer with Parsifal Entertainment Group, with Maaz Sheikh, who was chief […]

Fennessys to exit Endemol Shine

Mark and Carl Fennessy will exit Endemol Shine Group later this year after deciding not to run the Australian wing of the global programming. The pair, currently Shine Australia co-CEOs, will leave the business upon completion of their current contracts, which end mid-way through 2015. This comes as Endemol Shine plans to merge the Shine […]

Shine’s Callaghan exits for Screentime

Shine Australia’s executive director, Rory Callaghan, is joining Banijay Group’s Screentime as CEO. He will join late this year upon completion of his current contract, with current Screentime Group chief exec Bob Campbell becoming executive chairman immediately. Callaghan (pictured) previously worked with Banijay Group CEO Marco Bassetti when both were at Endemol, the former as […]

MasterChef’s secret sauce

MasterChef recently broke the 50-territory mark for local versions. TBI spoke to the people making, distributing and broadcasting the show about the ingredients that have helped it become the preeminent global cooking show. Not every hit international format comes with a grocery bill, but broadcasters ordering MasterChef will need to spend between £300-£450 (US$485-$730) in […]

New Dragons’ Den remakes in Europe, Africa

Broadcasters in Sweden, Portugal and South Africa are launching their own versions of the Sony-distributed business formats Dragons’ Den. In Sweden, Viasat-owned TV8 has ordered a 10-part run that will be known locally as Draknästet, with ITV Studios Nordic producing. In Portugal, Take & Sound Productions is producing a local run for commercial broadcaster SIC […]

Ten plunges into Shark Tank

Australia’s Network Ten is creating its own version of Shark Tank, the American series based on Japanese business reality format Dragon’s Den. Ten is billing Shark Tank as its “new event television series” following a deal with format distributor Sony Pictures Television. A TX date of 2015 has been pencilled in. The format sees wannabe […]

Naomi Campbell takes her Face to Foxtel

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is to executive produce an Australian version of her modelling competition format The Face, which Shine Australia will produce. The format is set for a run on pay TV provider Foxtel’s FOX8 channel in 2014, with Campbell set to both exec and head up the production. Campbell helmed in the first version […]