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Endemol Shine, JTBC ink development partnership

Global producer-distributor Endemol Shine Group has secured an international co-development deal with South Korean broadcaster JTBC to create, produce and distribute formats to the international marketplace. The partnership is the first ...
April 26, 2017

Global producer-distributor Endemol Shine Group has secured an international co-development deal with South Korean broadcaster JTBC to create, produce and distribute formats to the international marketplace.

The partnership is the first of its kind for JTBC and will enable the Seoul-based broadcaster to expand their creative and commercial footprint worldwide, while positioning Endemol Shine to deliver a new slate of Korean-originated content.

Development is currently underway for an original, untitled non-scripted series. The project being led by Fotini Paraskakis, MD of Asian operations; Lisa Perrin (pictured), CEO of Creative Networks at Endemol Shine Group; Su Young Lee, director of corporate strategy and programming; and Seung Wook Cho, chief producer at JTBC.

JTBC, which launched in 2011, will air the first program created under the partnership in a primetime slot later this year. It will be made available for localized productions worldwide via Endemol Shine.

“JTBC is a young and innovative channel with a strong track record in original content and this deal enables us to further tap into Korea’s prolific creativity,” Perrin said in a statement. “This is the latest example of Endemol Shine collaborating with broadcasters in new ways and by leveraging our scale we can supercharge bold ideas and bring them to audiences around the world.”

“Our ambition to be at the forefront of Korean entertainment programming paired with Endemol Shine Group’s global capabilities in development, production and distribution is a great combination,” added Lee.

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.

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