Shine appoints Iberia acquisitions boss

Shine Iberia has recruited Ruth Martínez as its new head of acquisitions. Martínez will be acquiring for the Spain and Portugal arm of the producer and distributor, which oversees formats including MasterChef in the region and also handles Talpa formats, which include The Voice and Utopia. She was head of acquisitions and sales at Spanish […]

Content crunch – the fight for rights

As the pace of consolidation quickens, competition for rights is fiercer than ever. Stewart Clarke talks to distributors about the changing face of the business and how, in the hyper competitive world of TV, they are gaining access to content. First-look deals, overall deals, development deals, output deals, umbrella deals and pod deals: all are […]

Shine cuts format deal with Talpa

Shine and Talpa will jointly produce formats including The Voice in Spain and Portugal after the pair agreed a programming deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Shine Iberia has taken exclusive rights to jointly make shows from John de Mol’s Talpa in the region. The first show out of the deal will be The Voice […]

Claire Tavernier resurfaces at Shine’s ChannelFlip

The co-founders of Shine Group-owned online multichannel network ChannelFlip, Justin Gayner and Wil Harris, are both set to leave the firm. Creative director Gayner and managing director Harris are due to depart in the spring after a handover period, with the former head of Fremantle’s FMX digital division, Claire Tavernier, taking on the managing director […]

Shine America appoints scripted exec

The US division of the Shine Group has hired Audrey Chon to work across its scripted programming efforts. As VP, scripted television, Chon will be involved in all aspects of scripted programming at the LA-based division of Shine, Shine America. She joins from US movie producer Good Universe and will report to Carolyn Bernstein, executive […]

Ex-ITVS formats boss joins BBC Worldwide

Former ITV Studios and Fox Look sales executive Jennifer Harrington has joined BBC Worldwide’s factual acquisitions team, TBI has learned. Harrington has joined the UK pubcaster’s commercial arm to cover head of factual entertainment and lifestyle Andrea Olsson, who is now on maternity leave. Assuming the same role, Harrington will report into BBCWW’s director of […]

Shine sells Clash of the Choirs into Ukraine

Shine International has shopped its Clash of the Choirs (pictured) format into Ukraine. The deal took effect earlier this year and local free-to-air commercial broadcaster 1+1 has just launched its local version of the singing competition series. The local Clash of the Choirs started last Sunday (November 10). Other international broadcasters that have taken the format, […]

Shine execs form new factual indie, ink BBCWW deal

Sanjay Singhal (pictured) and Steve Nam have created a new factual production company, Voltage TV, and agreed a sales and development deal with BBC Worldwide. Singhal and Nam previously ran Dragonfly, the UK producer owned by Shine and which counts The Hotel and One Born Every Minute among its credits. Singhal said starting the new […]

Six international deals for Broadchurch

Shine International has cut six new international deals for hit UK drama Broadchurch. Channel One (Russia), France 2, NRK (Norway), OnDIRECTV (Latin America), ProSiebenSat.1 (Germany) and TV4 (Sweden) have all picked up the crime drama, which is also being remade by Fox in the US. Shine said it has now sold the show into 32 […]

Crime being replaced by Fox channel in Norway

Fox International Channels is replacing its Fox Crime channel with the core Fox service in Norway. FIC has been aggressively rolling out Fox in Europe with launches in the UK and across Central and Eastern Europe in the past twelve months. In Norway, the channel will have a broader programming line-up than the Fox Crime […]