Long-time executive Tanya Shaw is exiting Shine TV following a seven-year tenure as managing director. This comes nearly seven months after Endemol Shine Group was acquired by Banijay, in a deal that cemented the company as the biggest independent content producer and distributor.
Shaw came to Shine TV in 2014 from her role as commissioning editor of features and formats at the BBC in 2014. She began her stint at Shine as creative director prior to her promotion to her current title in 2015.
While at the company she oversaw a variety of factual series, including the global hit MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals and Celebrity MasterChef.
“After seven amazing years at Shine, during which time the company has grown from strength to strength, it is time for me to hand-over the reins,” Shaw said in a statement. “I am saying goodbye to simply the finest team I have ever worked with. I have no doubt they will all continue to do great things.”
In addition to her MasterChef creds, Shaw grew the traveling brands Hunted and The Island with Bear Grylls (both Channel 4) into returning series that explored everything from prisons to floods, lockdown to diamond dealers in a range of documentaries among other projects across a range of broadcasters.
Shaw will stay in her current role at Shine until the end of March.