Shine America Enters Tie-Up with Nigel Lythgoe Productions


LOS ANGELES: Shine America has inked an exclusive multi-year pact with Nigel Lythgoe Productions to collaborate on the development and production of entertainment franchises.

Nigel Lythgoe Productions is run by the executive producer behind such hits as American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. The company will be working cooperatively to develop and produce entertainment franchises with Shine Group for the global TV market. The agreement takes effect in January.

"Nigel is clearly one of the world’s leading television producers, with an un-matched track record in TV programming both here in the U.S. and in the U.K.," said Rich Ross, the CEO of Shine America. "We are thrilled to welcome Nigel and his team to the Shine family and we look forward to developing the next wave of entertainment franchises together."

"I am thrilled to be teaming up with Shine to develop new shows for a global audience. We live in one world and need to create content for that market. I cannot think of a more exciting company to partner with in order to face that challenge,” added Lythgoe, the CEO of Nigel Lythgoe Productions.

“Shine Group’s mission is to be the home for the world’s best creative talent and Nigel exemplifies and accelerates that as the creator and star of some of the world’s most popular formats,” commented Alex Mahon, the CEO of Shine Group. “We believe that in joining forces, we will create even more compelling global hits.”

Elisabeth Murdoch, the chairman of Shine Group, added: "I have known and admired Nigel for a long time. He is one of the world’s most talented, accomplished and respected program-makers. The creative potential of our partnership is truly staggering and I am more than delighted to be able to be working with him."