Sky has decided not to renew its output deal with Elisabeth Murdoch's indie, Shine, writes Leigh
Sky has decided not to renew its output deal with Elisabeth Murdoch's indie, Shine, writes Leigh Holmwood.The two-year deal, thought to be worth around£5m, was agreed when Murdoch - formerly Sky networks managing director - set up her own production company in March 2001.It is understood the indie over-delivered on the deal by a substantial amount. It resulted in a range of programming, including entertainment shows Spend it Like... and The Posh and Becks Years.A Shine spokeswoman said: "The two-year output deal has come to an end.It was never expected to be renewed and both parties are pleased with the results."However, the indie is to stay as one of the major suppliers to Sky - run by Murdoch's brother James - confirming it will make 161 hours of programming for the satellite broadcaster next year, including a new series of Gamesville and daytime show Russell Grant Live. It has also been ordered to make teen horror drama Hex.