News Corp's Shine to light up Spain and Portugal

Iñaki Ferreras ©RapidTVNews | 18-10-2011

Portugal and Spain’s respective TV industries are celebrating the arrival of News Corp subsidiary Shine Iberia which aims to diver production across the peninsular.

Only recently formed as a legal entity, the company has already hired a dozen professionals from some of the countries’ most renowned audiovisual companies such as BocaBoca Producciones.
Shine Iberia has also already started out operations by selling out its format 'One Born Every Minute', a production Mediapro's laSexta will premiere at the beginning of 2011. The program was broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK.
Shine was founded by Rupert Murdoch's daughter Elisabeth Murdoch, its president and CEO, before being controversially bought out by News Corp earlier this year, stoking claims of nepotism.