Shine TV

Germany’s ZDF lands Shine TV’s UK literacy format ‘The Write Offs’

ZDF in Germanuy has ordered a local version of UK literacy format, The Write Offs. The show will be known locally as Lost For Words and was originally created by Banijay’s Shine TV, with the ZDF version being produced by Endemol Shine Germany. The format follows a group of adults as they receive one-to-one tuition […]

UK’s Zinc Media launches Rex, new factual label led by Shine TV alum

UK factual group Zinc Media is launching a new label, Rex, to help fuel its expansion in popular factual and documentaries.   Rex will work with commissioners, collaborators and co-production partners both in the UK and internationally, across all types of broadcasters, streamers and content platforms. The label will also work with Zinc’s Branded Content […]

BBC Three expands ‘MasterChef’ universe with new ‘young’ version

BBC Three, fresh from its return to linear TV, has commissioned a local version of Banijay format, Young MasterChef. The 10 x 30-minute show is being produced by Banijay UK’s Shine TV, in association with Ziji Productions, and will focus on up-and-coming young food talent between the ages of 18 and 25. The series will […]

Peacock preps Endemol Shine period dating show ‘Pride & Prejudice’

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has ordered a new dating format from Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) that takes participants to the Regency era. Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment In Romance will see contestants transported to Regency-style England, where a group of eligible suitors will attempt “to win the heart of the heroine and her court.” The […]

Banijay licenses ‘Mystery Duets’; sells ‘The Write Offs’

European production giant Banijay has licensed French entertainment format Mystery Duets from London-based distributor Can’t Stop Media in a multi-territory deal. Banijay’s development agreement covers Brazil, India, Mexico, New Zealand Poland, Portugal, Russia and Spain and follows an order for more episodes of the show from French channel TF1. Mystery Duets is created and produced […]

BBCS exec Jon Swain to take reins as new Shine TV MD

Banijay-owned UK factual label Shine TV has appointed BBC Studios exec Jon Swain as its new managing director, taking over from the outgoing Tanya Shaw. Swain will be responsible for expanding both the slate and customer base at the prodco, which is behind programmes including MasterChef, Hunted, The Island With Bear Grylls and the upcoming […]

Shine TV’s MD Tanya Shaw to step down after seven years

Tanya Shaw is stepping down from her role as MD at MasterChef producer Shine TV after seven years at the company. Shaw, who will formally leave in March, joined Banijay-owned Shine TV from the BBC in 2014 initially as creative director, before being promoted to MD in 2015. During her time at the company, Shaw oversaw […]

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 […]