Deepak Dhar


Wolter’s Endemol Shine exit triggers North Europe rejig

Top Endemol Shine Group exec Marcus Wolter is to leave the company, sparking a restructure in Germany and Northern Europe. Wolter is CEO of Endemol Shine Germany (ESG) and chairman of Endemol Shine Northern Europe (ESNE), but will leave at the end of January 2018. ESG CFO Ute März, head of strategic development Gabi Abegg […]

Endemol Shine India CEO exiting

Endemol Shine India managing director and CEO Deepak Dhar will leave the business at the end of 2017 after eleven years. Company COO Abhishek Rege (below) will replace him, working alongside Dhar (right) during a transition period at the Big Boss producer. Dhar is leaving to pursue a new, unnamed venture next year. Rege joined […]

So You Think You Can Dance auditions in India

An Indian general entertainment channel is set to launch a local version of talent format So You Think You Can Dance. &TV, which broadcasts in Hindi, has commissioned Endemol Shine India to produce the show, which debuted locally this week on April 24. It will then play each Saturday and Sunday in an 8.30pm slot […]

Endemol India producing SET drama with Bollywood star

Sony Entertainment Television and Endemol India are working on a major new drama series starring Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. The currently untitled series will go out on SET India and be based on an idea from Endemol, which is coproducing with Bachchan’s prodco Saraswati Creations. Bachchan is one of the most influential actors in Bollywood […]

Endemol extends Indian Big Brother brand

Big Brother is getting a pair of new regional language versions in India, where the Endemol reality format is known as Big Boss. In southern India, Viacom 18’s channel ETV Kannada has commissioned Endemol India to create a new version of the format, which will debut in late March. Endemol India is also set to […]

Endemol India making Big Brother movie

Endemol India is reportedly making a horror film based on Bigg Boss, the local reality show based on the Big Brother format. Deepak Dhar, CEO, Endemol India, told local press that the feature, which will have a full theatrical release, will be a comedy-horror and go into production next year. It will be a coproduction […]