Shine Limited


Shine Limited

Shine Limited, also known as Shine Entertainment, is a British media production company with offices in London and Manchester.Shine Limited was founded in March 2001 by Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch.The company is 80 percent owned by Elisabeth Murdoch, 15 percent by Lord Alli, and 5 percent by BSkyB, who signed a deal guaranteeing to buy an agreed amount of Shine programming for two years. [http://www.medialifemagazine.com/news2001/mar01/mar26/1_mon/news7monday.html]

Shine Limited is also a supplier of franchise television to broadcasters across the globe including the BBC, Channel 4, HBO and the RTL Group. In 2006 they acquired Kudos Film and Television, Princess Productions and Firefly to create the Shine Group, although they still operate as four separate entities.

Programming

"Gladiators" - the return of the athletics game show to Sky One in 2008

"Masterchef Goes Large" and "Celebrity Masterchef" - a revived version of the classic cookery show, starring Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

"The What in the World? Quiz" - A scientfic panel game hosted by Marcus Brigstocke for Five.

"Battle of the Brains" - a team played game show on BBC Two presented by Paddy O'Connell.

"Hex" - UK drama with a supernatural theme. A young girl named Cassie is impregnated with a demon love child. The birth of this unholy child has released the Nephilim, a group of fallen angels whose goal is to seek revenge on God by killing human beings. Cassie needs to find and destroy her own child to restore order. She has assistance in her quest from fellow college student Ella who has mystical powers and a personal grudge against the nephilim.

"Sugar Rush" - based on the novel by Julie Burchill, "Sugar Rush" is a late-night drama series broadcast on Channel 4. Set in Brighton, "Sugar Rush" follows the passions, secrets and the misadventures of adolescence as experienced through the eyes of a 15-year-old schoolgirl (Kim). Kim has a crush on a fellow classmate (Sugar) but knows that coming out as a lesbian is a one-way trip to social Siberia. Kim's life is further complicated by her freak brother, her controlling father and her mother who acts as if she is the one who is 15 years old.

"Charles & Camilla: Madly In Love." - documentary broadcast on Sky One tracing the path of Charles and Camilla's relationship - from their first meeting to their marriage on 9 April 2005. Their furtive trysts under the roofs of Britain's grandest stately homes and some of their more publicised tabloid frenzies like the Camilla-gate tapes. Lawyers examine whether the whole thing is a romantic union, or an ill-thought constitutional disaster.

"The Unofficial World Records of Sex (UWROS)." - x-rated comedy broadcast on Sky One that explores record breaking feats of a biological nature. Examples of events include how many tiddlywinks can be stuffed inside a man's foreskin and how far a woman can shoot darts from her private parts.

"100 Greatest Sexy Moments." - 3 hour documentary countdown broadcast on Channel Four that explores the "turn ons" of the average Briton. Viewers vote between television's hottest ever scenes ranging from two girls kissing ("Cruel Intentions"), a cartoon rabbit in a tight evening dress ("Who Framed Roger Rabbit"), or an explicit rimming scene between a man and a boy ("Queer as Folk").

External links

* [http://www.shinelimited.com/ Shine Limited] (Official website)


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