Shine America has signed Nigel Lythgoe Productions to an exclusive multiyear production deal, reports Deadline.com. The company of the executive producer of "American Idol" will work with Shine to develop and produce new shows for the global television market, the story notes.
"Nigel is clearly one of the world’s leading television producers, with an unmatched track record in TV programming both here in the U.S. and in the U.K.,” said Rich Ross, the incoming Shine America CEO.
Lythgoe started Nigel Lythgoe Productions last year as a joint venture with 19 Entertainment, now CORE Media Group. The joint venture will maintain control over its existing programs, such as Ovation’s "Chance to Dance," while future projects will go through Shine, the story notes.