A new company that will reportedly be the world’s largest independent television producer has named its CEO. The company that will be formed by the combination of 21st Century Fox’s Shine Group, Endemol and Core Media will be led by former BSkyB content executive Sophie Turner Laing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Laing, who will be chief executive, will lead what the publication says will become the world’s largest independent TV producer. Endemol has been run by chief executive Just Spee, while Shine’s CEO is Alex Mahon. Both will remain with the company during a transition period, the company notes.
“Pending the parties finalizing an agreement to form a joint venture comprised of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media Group, the venture partners today confirmed that Sophie Turner Laing, former managing director of content at BSkyB, would become the new venture’s CEO,” the companies said in a statement.
Laing joined BSkyB in 2003 from the BBC, and stepped down earlier this year.
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