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Shine TV
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryTelevision
FoundedMarch 2001; 21 years ago (2001-03)
FounderElisabeth Murdoch
Headquarters,
Key people
Tanya Shaw (Managing Director)
Tim Whitwell (Creative Director)
Matt Bennett (Senior Executive Producer)
OwnerBanijay
ParentBanijay UK
Websiteshine.tv

Shine TV is a British media production company and part of Banijay with offices in London and Manchester.

Shine was founded in March 2001 by Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch. The company was 80% owned by Elisabeth Murdoch, 15% by Lord Alli, and 5% by BSkyB, which signed a deal guaranteeing to buy an agreed amount of Shine programming for two years.[1]

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Source: "Shine TV", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shine_TV.

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