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Shine 360° And Bloomsbury Publishing Announce Masterchef Partnership

Posted at 10:08PM Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

Shine 360°, the Shine Group division responsible for the global management and commercialisation of the company's non-broadcast rights,today announced a MasterChef publishing partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing.The MasterChef titles will be published under Bloomsbury's specialist cookery imprint Absolute Press.

Commencing with the MasterChef Series 9 (2013) Winner and Finalists' collection, the multi-year partnership will see multiple MasterChef inspired and branded titles published across multiple markets and territories.

"We are thrilled to be working with Richard (Charkin), Jon (Croft) and the entire team at Bloomsbury Publishing around our most-successful and most-loved brand" said Ben Liebmann, CEO of Shine 360°. "It is extremely exciting to be working with a team of people that share our passion for food, as well as for inspiring food lovers around the world. We look forward to the first of many releases, and to some extremely exciting future announcements around the international MasterChef publishing program".

"When the opportunity of teaming up with MasterChef to develop a world-beating list of cookery books was first suggested by Ben Liebmann of Shine 360, we at Bloomsbury jumped at the opportunity" says Jon Croft, Absolute Press publisher. "The MasterChef brand is without equal within television and its spread is worldwide and much loved and respected. This is a very exciting partnership of shared passions and will be a great addition to Bloomsbury's ever burgeoning food list".

MasterChef is the international food and television phenomenon, produced in over 35 countries worldwide and broadcast in over two hundred territories around the world.

As the world's most successful food television franchise, MasterChef is produced locally in countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, France, China, India, South Korea, Italy, The Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Israel.

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