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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 […]

News brief: Channel 5 orders Car Crash TV

Viacom’s UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Car Crash TV: How Not to Drive from Shine Group’s Shine North. The show will viewers both good and bad examples of driving from dashboard cameras. Chris Barrie (Red Dwarf) will narrate. Car Crash TV will launch on Channel 5, which Viacom acquired earlier this year, and […]

Music icons set for Canuck Netflix competitor

The upcoming Canadian SVOD service known as ‘Project Latte’ has acquired music themed programming including documentary Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways and Aussie miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. The Bell Media-owned service has lined up an in-house music team, who will curate the programmes. The deals see Bell buying HBO doc series Foo Fighters: Sonic […]

Telefonica visits Gracepoint

Spain’s Telefonica has acquired Broadchurch remake Gracepoint from Shine International, which has also done a deal for new crime drama Grantchester. Both shows make their international debuts at MIPCOM today. Telefonica has been confirmed as a buyer of American series Gracepoint, while SVT in Sweden has taken Grantchester. Gracepoint tells the story of a small […]

Ovation’s Young Marvels to debut at MIPCOM

Ovation’s gifted kids series Young Marvels will launch internationally at MIPCOM. US indie Tremendous! Entertainment makes the series for arts and culture cable net Ovation, which gave it its debut this summer. Shine is handling international sales and will launch it at the market. The series follows child prodigies and their families as they balance […]

DreamWorks sale talks ‘stall’

Discussions that may see Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation sold to Japan’s SoftBank Corp. have “cooled”, according to the Wall Street Journal. This week it emerged SoftBank, a giant Japanese conglomerate, had offered DreamWorks US$32 a share to acquire the business for a total of around US$3.4 billion. However, the WSJ reported these talks have now […]

Canadian, Oz buyers reach Gracepoint

Canada’s Global TV and Australian pay TV provider Foxel have acquired Gracepoint, the US remake of British crime drama Broadchurch. In Canada, the show will share Fox’s US premiere on Thursday, October 2, while in Australia it will go day-and-date the following day on the NBCUniversal-owned Universal Channel. The 10-part series comes from Shine America, […]

Ex-Eyeworks exec joins Shine International

Shine International has hired Ted Bookstaver as senior VP, head of Americas. He was previously senior VP, international sales at Eyeworks International Distribution, which has effectively shuttered after Warner Bros. acquired the Eyeworks Group. At Shine Group’s sales arm he succeeds Tania Jacobson, who will remain at Shine as senior VP, sales for the Americas. […]

News brief: MasterChef heads to Brazil

Brazilian broadcaster Bandeirantes has ordered a local version of MasterChef. Band will put the hit cooking competition show out in its primetime, with pre-production starting in the next few weeks. Shine International distributes the show and struck the Brazilian deal. Within Latin America, the format has previously been sold to America TV in Peru, Tlese […]

Shine scores Code of a Killer, Rome rights

Shine International has acquired rights to a pair of series from UK broadcasters. From ITV is the upcoming World Productions drama Code of a Killer, which is based on a true story. It follows David Threlfall as a 1980s detective solving a double murder as the discovery of DNA fingerprinting is unearthed nearby. From Channel […]