Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin have been named co-chairmen and co-CEOs North America of the new joint venture of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media.
Former BSkyB content executive Sophie Turner Laing will be CEO of the new group that brings together Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media.
Former BSkyB content executive Sophie Turner Laing will lead the company to be formed by the combination of 21st Century Fox’s Shine Group, Endemol and Core Media as CEO, the companies said Sunday. The former managing director of content for U.K. pay TV giant BSkyB will lead what will be the world’s largest independent TV producer.
The former chairman of Walt Disney Studios succeeds Carl Fennessy who is returning to Shine’s headquarters in Australia.
News Corp. shareholders Amalgamated Bank and the Central Laborers Pension Fund filed suit against Rupert Murdoch and his company Wednesday, claiming that a deal to purchase Elisabeth Murdoch’s production company for $675 million is driven by nepotism and not the interests of investors.
The British television production company founded by News Corp. chief’ Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth, is being purchased by her father’s company for £415 million ($673.3 million).
News Corp. is reportedly in the final days of discussion about acquiring Shine Group, the independent television production company—now one of the largest in the world—42-year-old Elisabeth Murdoch founded after she left News Corp. during a spat with her father more than a decade ago.
The mogul is trying to bring daughter Elisabeth back to News Corp. with a deal to purchase her production company, Shine Group. Here’s a look at Rupert’s “master plan” for keeping the media empire in the family.