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Shine TV appoints BBC Studios exec Jon Swain as managing director

British prodco Shine TV, part of the Banijay Group, has hired former BBC Studios exec Jon Swain as its new managing director. This comes after news that current managing director Tanya Shaw will ...
January 27, 2021

British prodco Shine TV, part of the Banijay Group, has hired former BBC Studios exec Jon Swain as its new managing director. This comes after news that current managing director Tanya Shaw will be stepping down in March.

Swain (pictured) will be vacating his current role as head of unscripted productions at BBC Studios to take up the new post at Shine TV, where he will be responsible for business growth and expansion of both slate and customer base.

The company is behind hit productions such as MasterChef, Hunted, The Island with Bear Grylls and the upcoming reboot of Changing Rooms.

“I’ve very much enjoyed the last four years at BBC Studios and will be sad to leave, but Shine is such a great company and I can’t wait to work with everyone there on the next stage of its evolution,” Swain said in a statement.

Swain joined BBC Studios in 2017, while previously he served as director of development and head of factual entertainment at Optomen, where his credits included Great British Menu, Pride & Prejudice: Having A Ball and the BAFTA-nominated Gordon Ramsay’s F Word.

Swain will take up his new post in the spring and will report to Lucinda Hicks, CEO of Banijay UK.

 

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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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