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Shine TV appoints Steph Harris as head of fact ent

The former Maverick Television executive producer (pictured) will oversee and expand the London-based company's international format slate.
January 4, 2012

Shine TV has hired Maverick Television’s executive producer Steph Harris (pictured) as its new¬†head of factual entertainment.

In the newly-created role, Harris will oversee and expand the London-based company’s factual entertainment slate, which includes formats The Biggest Loser (ITV1), History Cold Case (BBC2/Nat Geo) and Wonder Stuff (BBC2). The appointment is effective this month, and Harris will report to Shine TV’s joint managing director Karen Smith.

While at Maverick, Harris produced Embarrassing Bodies for Channel 4, as well as Britain’s Next Big Thing for BBC2 and its spin-off series, My Child’s Not Perfect (ITV2). Prior to that she was creative director at Radar Television and editor, factual entertainment at TalkbackThames.

Previously, Natalie Humphries was Shine TV’s head of specialist factual. She left to take up the same position at the BBC last year.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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