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Ex-Shine TV boss joins Channel 4

Former managing director of Shine TV Kelly Webb-Lamb has joined UK broadcaster Channel 4 as head of factual entertainment. Her appointment triggers a restructure that sees Liam Humphreys switch from head of factual entertainment to head of entertainment, and Ben Caudell become head of comedy entertainment. Webb-Lamb and Caudell will report into Humphreys, with commissioning […]

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 […]

CBS tracks down UK format Hunted

US broadcast network CBS has commissioned an American version of UK-created format Hunted from distributor Endemol Shine International. Endemol Shine North America will produce the US show, in which participants attempt to avoid capture while being tracked by world-leading investigators and hunters. The UK version, which Shine TV produces for terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4, has […]

Germany to visit The Island

German broadcaster ProSieben has ordered its own version of survivalist format The Island. Endemol Shine Germany will produce the show, with filming beginning this summer, ahead of broadcast on the free-to-air channel. The format originated in the UK, where Endemol Shine Group’s Shine TV and Bear Grylls Ventures produced it for Channel 4. There have […]

NBC lands on Bear Grylls’ Island

US broadcaster NBC has ordered a local version of Bear Grylls-fronted Channel 4 adventurer series The Island. NBC will run a six-episode social experiment series in which 14 men will attempt to live on an unmanned island. The show is based on Shine TV format The Island, which first went out on Channel 4 in […]

Shine TV exec joins ITV Studio’s Potato

Shine TV’s Claire Morrison has joined ITV Studios-owned UK prodco Potato in the new role of head of development. Morrison, currently a senior development executive at Endemol Shine Group-owned Shine TV, is credited for helping to develop shows such as BBC One’s The Met, ITV’s Children’s Hospital and Supersize vs Superskinny for Channel 4. Morrison’s […]

Robinson out as Endemol Shine reveals UK team

Tim Robinson is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the mega-indie this morning revealed its UK management team. Early indications were that Robinson, previously Shine Group’s COO, was negotiating what one source described as a “top international role”, but this has not come to pass. He will exit in the spring. The news came concurrently […]

Shine raids the BBC for new creative director

UK-based prodco Shine TV has hired Tanya Shaw as creative director. She joins from the BBC where she has been commissioning editor, Factual Features and Formats since 2012. During her tenure at the UK pubcaster she ordered shows including Rick Stein’s India and Mary Berry Cooks. Prior to the BBC, Shaw worked at Channel 4, […]

Conrad stepping back at Shine prodco Princess

Princess Productions CEO Henrietta Conrad is stepping back into a chairman role 17 years after founding the Shine Group-owned factual entertainment producer. Conrad will focus on Princess’s overall strategy after handing the day-to-day running of the firm to finance director Conor Baily and director of talent Emma Hardy, who will now be joint managing directors. […]

Bear Grylls in Channel 4 ‘Lord of the Flies’ series

Adventurer Bear Grylls will front a new factual entertainment series billed as “Lord of the Flies meets Darwin” in which 12 men are cast away on a remote deserted island. The Island of Lost Blokes comes from Shine TV and Bear Grylls Ventures and was commissioned by Channel 4’s head of factual entertainment Liam Humphreys. […]