Business description

Set up in 1999 specialising in entertainment, factual entertainment, live event programming and now scripted drama, ShinAwiL is one of the largest and most successful independent production companies in Ireland. In 2009 ShinAwiL Ltd. opened its first UK office and 2012 saw its first BBC NI commission, Undercover NI. 2015 will see ShinAwiL consolidate its UK base by opening a London office. ShinAwiL is the production powerhouse behind some of Ireland’s biggest entertainment series’ including The Apprentice, Dragons’ Den, MasterChef Ireland and most recently The Voice of Ireland. The latest development is the move into original Drama production to mirror Screentime in Australia’s massive success in Drama. As well as dominating the Irish market by producing large-scale international formats, ShinAwiL has also created original formats. “Soccastars” was licensed in Portugal, Turkey, Malaysia and 7 Middle Eastern States while “Rising Stars” has been licensed to 8 countries in the Caribbean Basin. ShinAwiL is currently in development on original factual entertainment series’ for the UK and US markets.

Products and services

Value proposition

Originators of high quality television, using Irish creative talent, at competitive cost levels.

Standards and certificates

  • L4G I4G

Key partners

• Talpa Media
• BBC STUDIOS
• RTE
• Mark Burnett/MGM
• Sony Pictures International
• Banijay Studios

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