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Ramme out as Endemol Beyond changes continue

Georg Ramme is to leave his management position at multichannel network Endemol Beyond, which is rebranding as Endemol Shine Beyond. Twitter Germany’s head of TV and talent, Michael Kollatschny, is taking Ramme’s role as managing director of Endemol Beyond Germany, while Endemol Shine group director of commercial and strategy Wim Ponnet adds Ramme’s duties as […]

Endemol Shine’s Wolter rises in Europe

Endemol Shine Germany CEO Marcus Wolter has been elevated to chairman of the Endemol Shine Group’s northern Europe arm. Wolter will remain in charge of the German production business, while adding the new post, which hands him oversight of operations in the Nordics, Netherlands an Belgium. Endemol Shine companies in these regions are Endemol Shine […]

Popstars makes a German comeback

RTL II has ordered a local version of Popstars, one of the first wave of pop reality competition shows. The show originally went out on RTL2 in 2000 and ran for two seasons and the German free-to-air broadcaster has now brought it back. The German show will be produced by Banijay-owned prodco Brainpool and the […]

Bassetti’s Banijay: ‘We won’t pay insane prices for prodcos’

Marco Bassetti, who became CEO of Paris-based production group Banijay in April 2013, tells Jesse Whittock why his company won’t be part of the mega-consolidation currently enveloping the international TV market and about where he is focusing efforts instead.   TBI: You’ve now been in the job for more than a year, and have had […]

Regulator blocks Germany’s Gold streaming service

Regulators have blocked the Germany’s Gold service that a group of German media companies had been prepping for launch. The Bundeskartellamt saidf that launch of the service would have violated antitrust rules as there would have been collusion on pricing and exclusive programming deals. It specifically highlighted the involvement of the commercial arms of German […]

Banijay sells Stars in Danger diving format into China

Banijay has shopped Stars in Danger: High Diving into China. The format, part of a dispute between Banijay and Eyeworks, has been shopped to satellite broadcaster Jiangsu Satellite Channel and a 10x90mins series is slated to debut in a primetime slot next spring. As per the German format, devised by Banijay Group company Brainpool and […]

Diving formats battle hots up as Fox buys Banijay show

The competition between Banijay and Eyeworks over their respective diving formats has heated up after Fox acquired Stars in Danger: High Diving. The US deal follows Eyeworks inking an agreement with US broadcast net ABC for its format Celebrity Splash. The two distributors have locked horns over the formats after Banijay said the Eyeworks format […]