Endemol Shine North America Forms Strategic Partnership With Ryan Seacrest Productions
April 9, 2015 - Endemol Shine North America has entered into a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), it was announced today by Charlie Corwin and Cris Abrego, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs of Endemol Shine North America and Ryan Seacrest, Founder/Chairman Ryan Seacrest Productions.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in December 2015.
Ryan Seacrest Productions’ unscripted programming division joins Endemol Shine North America’s family of award-winning subsidiary production companies, including Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment.
Endemol Shine North America is part of the Endemol Shine Group, a global content creator, producer and distributor with one of the most extensive and diverse portfolios of international hits in the world.
In North America alone, Endemol Shine oversees a diverse programming lineup of more than 1,000 hours of hit series across broadcast, cable, syndication and digital platforms. These include “Big Brother” (CBS), “Bullseye” (FOX), “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior” (Fox), “The Island” (NBC), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Hell on Wheels” (AMC), “Kingdom” (DirecTV), “Wipeout” (ABC) and nationally syndicated “Steve Harvey.”
“Ryan is not only one of the TV industry's leading broadcasters, but over the last decade, he has also proven to be one to the top producers of unscripted programming in the world,” said Abrego and Corwin. “We are thrilled Ryan and his talented team will join our family of award-winning production companies at Endemol Shine, where we can now offer unmatched global distribution and resources."
“Of all the potential partners, there’s no doubt Endemol Shine is the best fit for our unscripted division. This new partnership enables us to retain our brand independence, while also giving us a fantastic opportunity to access international resources, invigorating our storytelling possibilities, and helping us scale the business in a smart way,” said Seacrest.
Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, and has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production company creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP is currently producing the network hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (E!) and spin-offs “Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons” (E!) and “Dash Dolls” (E!), “E! Live from the Red Carpet” (E!), “Shahs of Sunset” (BRAVO), “Becoming Us” (ABC Family) and “I Love Kellie Pickler “(CMT). The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution” (ABC).
Jeff Refold will continue as COO/CFO for Ryan Seacrest Productions, and Eugene Young will continue as President, Unscripted Programming for RSP.
RSP’s scripted division, under the leadership of EVP Scripted Programming Nina Wass, will continue its overall deal at CBS Studios. RSP is currently producing the scripted drama series Shades of Blue (NBC) starring Jennifer Lopez set to premiere in 2015.
Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman, LLP represented Ryan Seacrest Productions in this transaction.
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ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies in the U.S. that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series including Below Deck (Bravo), Bullseye (FOX), Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Fake Off (TruTV) Hell on Wheels (AMC), Ink Master (Spike), It Takes a Church (GSN), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Kingdom (DirecTV), Knife Fight (Esquire), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Swamp People (History), The Island (NBC), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Wipeout (ABC) and many more.
Endemol Beyond USA, one of the fastest-growing and award-winning digital networks of 2014, is part of the Endemol Shine Group. As a Premium Content Network, Endemol Beyond USA content is available across more than 20 platforms including YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, Roku, TiVo, DailyMotion and Amazon Fire TV. Endemol Beyond is the first Premium Channel Network with hubs in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with plans to expand into Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. Endemol Beyond USA produces and distributes premium-quality online content starring influential talent such as Pitbull, Brittany Furlan, Drea De Matteo and Andy Milonakis across lifestyle, comedy, reality and music-themed digital networks. Together Endemol Beyond and digital pioneer Michelle Phan have recently launched ICON, the first worldwide Premium Lifestyle Network. ICON is an online global destination featuring a prolific slate of original programming in beauty, fashion, wellness, DIY, food, human interest stories and travel.
ABOUT RYAN SEACREST PRODUCTIONS
Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) was launched in 2006, and has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production company creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP is currently producing the network hit series Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!) and spin-off Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons (E!) and Dash Dolls (E!), E! Live from the Red Carpet (E!), Shahs of Sunset (BRAVO), Becoming Us (ABC Family) and I Love Kellie Pickler (CMT). RSP is also producing the scripted drama series Shades of Blue (NBC) starring Jennifer Lopez set to premiere in 2015. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC).