Endemol Shine North America is adding Ryan Seacrest Prods. to its list of subsidiary production companies. The transaction, slated to close in December, covers only the unscripted division of RSP. The scripted unit, run by EVP Scripted Programming Nina Wass, will continue its overall deal at CBS Studios.
At Endemol Shine North America, PSP will join fellow reality-focused subsidiaries Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment.
“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.
RSP, launched in 2006, produces the Keeping Up with the Kardashians franchise on E! as well as E!’s Dash Dolls and E! Live from the Red Carpet and Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset. Jeff Refold will continue as COO/CFO for RSP, and Eugene Young will continue as President, Unscripted Programming for RSP.