Shine sells 200 hours to Turner Broadcasting Latin America

The deal includes Fox series Mobbed, starring Howie Mandel (pictured); Channel 4's 24 Hours in A&E; MTV's Date My Mom and Parental Control; and Versus' mixed martial arts reality show Tapout.
May 24, 2012

The Shine Group’s sales arm Shine International has sold 200 hours of factual entertainment programming to Turner Broadcasting Latin America, to air during primetime.

The deal includes Fox series Mobbed (11 x 60-minutes) starring Howie Mandel (pictured above); Channel 4′s 24 Hours in A&E, a 14-part series set in London’s busiest emergency room; MTV dating series Parental Control (170 x 30-minutes) and Date My Mom (38 x 30-minutes); and two seasons of Versus’ mixed-martial arts reality series Tapout (19 x 60-minutes), which will companion Showtime sports event Strikeforce.

The deal was brokered by Shine’s Matt Vassallo, VP of international sales for USA, Canada and Latin America, and AnalĂ­a Pollero, acquisitions manager at Turner Broadcasting. “This 200 hours represents our biggest deal yet with Turner for Latin America,” Vassallo said in a statement.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.