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Former Shine finance chief heads to BBCWW

BBC Worldwide has hired former Shine CFO Tom Fussell as its new finance chief. He replaces Andrew Bott, whose departure for FremantleMedia was announced late last year, with Suzanne Burrows then covering his role on an interim basis. Fussell takes the CFO role at Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, from May […]

Endemol Shine UK restructures MCN business

Multichannel networks Endemol Beyond UK and ChannelFlip are to continue operating separately under the Endemol Shine UK umbrella. The two companies come from different sides of the Endemol Shine Group merger, with Endemol Beyond UK previously part of Endemol and ChannelFlip part of Shine Group. As part of a restructuring Endemol Shine UK executive producer […]

Former Fox exec Calemzuk forms Rampante

Former Fox and Shine boss Emiliano Calemzuk has created a new content company, Rampante, and teamed up with publishing group Time Inc. to form a new production company. The new prodco will make video content for a new multiplatform library and will also help Time distribute its video content. Time Inc. brands include Sports Illustrated, […]

Rich Ross exits Shine, lands at Discovery

Rich Ross has left Shine amid a restructure at the enlarged production and distribution group and joined Discovery Channel. He will be president of Discovery Channel. Based in LA, Ross will oversee the running of Discovery’s flagship service with responsibility for strategy, production, marketing and the day-to-day running of the channel. Ross will report to Discovery Communications […]

Murdoch talks Shine-Endemol and Sky Europe in Cannes

James Murdoch spoke publicly about the Shine-Endemol merger yesterday at MIPCOM. Speaking about the deal, which was announced last week, the 21st Century Fox COO said that the while the combined production and distribution business will benefit from enormous scale, the parent company does not want to ‘over-synergise’ . “We want to create a larger […]

Apollo and 21st Century Fox finalise Endemol-Shine merger

Endemol owner Apollo Global Management and Shine’s parent 21st Century Fox have confirmed their plan to merge the companies, along with Apollo’s Core Media Group.  The deal will see the firms co-manage the resulting group, which will be by far the largest in terms of catalogue and revenues in the international television. Financial terms of the agreement were […]

All3Media hires Synn from Shine as digital chief

The international arm of All3Media has recruited Gordon Synn as senior VP, digital and business development. Synn joins All3Media International having previously been at Shine, where he was global head of digital and home entertainment and oversaw the roll out of its direct to consumer OTT service. His departure at Shine was announced when Stingray […]

Murdoch exiting Shine after merger

Liz Murdoch with leave Shine Group, which she founded in 2001, when the production group merges with Endemol and CORE Media Group, it is understood. Murdoch has been chairman of MasterChef producer Shine for the past two years after handing the CEO role over to her number two, Alex Mahon. Sources indicate Murdoch is largely […]

21st Century Fox president fails to shut door on BSkyB takeover

The president and chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox, Chase Carey, failed to rule out making another 100% bid for BSkyB but said that the firm’s current focus is on establishing Sky Europe. Speaking at the Royal Television Society conference in London this morning, Carey, said that 21st Century Fox’s plan “right now” is […]

Marc Graboff leaves Core as Endemol merger moves closer

Marc Graboff, the former NBC programming boss, is leaving Core Media Group. His departure is being seen as a clear sign that the Core-Endemol-Shine merger is moving ahead, with Endemol North America bosses Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin taking over Graboff’s responsibilities. In May 21st Century Fox said it plans to create a joint venture […]