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Top media people 2016: Mark Fennessy, CEO, Endemol Shine Australia

Our annual listing of 25 media executives who made a difference this year and are shaping how 2017 will look

Brother Carl made this list recently. Now it is Mark’s turn. The company has lost a number of franchises due to ownership changes (The Bachelor, The Voice) but the Fennessys seem to earn at least two more commissions for each one that departs. A busy 2017 will include the return of The Biggest Loser, rebranded as TBL Transformed, a new supersized version of Married At First Sight, the launch of Australian Ninja Warrior, the debut of Family Food Fight, new dramas including Blue Murder: Killer Cop and Sisters, Common Sense, Richard Wilkins’ The A List and the sophomore year of Australian Survivor, which built a loyal following in its first season.

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