Constantin Entertainment

Leonine Studios recruits Constantin MD Jochen Koestler to head up non-fiction

Germany’s Leonine Studios has appointed Constantin Entertainment MD Jochen Koestler as EVP of non-fiction at the production group. Koestler will take up his new role on 1 January 2024 and will spend a year co-heading the group’s non-fiction production division alongside Leonine Studios CEO Fred Kogel, before assuming sole responsibility in January 2025. The non-fiction […]

Show of the Week: Who Is The Phantom?

Offering a fresh take on the ‘masked celebrity’ genre, this new entertainment format sees three famous faces turn detective as they try to solve riddles and crack visual clues across seven rounds to guess the identity of the mysterious Phantom. The Phantom is a fellow celebrity hidden behind a cloak and a mask that animates […]

Leonine’s SEO Entertainment hires Constantin exec as head of development

Fast-growing German production group Leonine has hired Sebastian Heinlein from domestic rival Constantin Entertainment to head up the creative team at SEO Entertainment. Heinlein joins SEO Entertainment – which Leonine acquired in late December – as head of development & creative director from 1 April. He will also work across development for other non-fiction production […]

Constantin Entertainment exec Christoph von Issendorff departs after 18 years with company

Christoph von Issendorff has left German prodco Constantin Entertainment after more than 18 years with the company. The former SVP for international business development was managing director of the Constantin Entertainment’s international subsidiaries and was responsible for in-house TV productions as well as licensing, co-productions, project development and consulting in Abu Dhabi, China, Spain, France, […]

ProSiebenSat.1 doubles down on comedy amid Covid-19 lockdown

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has launched two fast turnaround comedy series – an interactive show from Banijay’s Brainpool TV and Quarantine Comedy Conference from Constantin Entertainment. Luke, Alone at Home is a live show that uses a camera rig to capture comedian Luke Mockridge as he stays at home with the nation. It’s being produced in […]

Propagate forges production & development pact with Germany’s Constantin

US producer and distributor Propagate is partnering up with European outfit Constantin Entertainment on a far-reaching development and production pact. Propagate, which was founded in 2015 by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, will develop and produce entertainment across all formats and genres with Constantin Entertainment. The latter is a subsidiary of Constantin Film (Resident […]

ProSieben and Discovery’s streamer Joyn moves into reality with Constantin

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery’s streamer Joyn has ordered its first reality TV format, with Germany’s Constantin Entertainment onboard to produce. MOM – Milf or Missy is a 10-part dating show that features two men of differing ages who meet 14 single ladies, who also cover a wide age range. The show then follows how the dating […]

Polish sale for Global’s Shopping Monsters

Global Agency format Shopping Monsters is getting a Polish remake. Polsat Café, which is part of broadcaster group Polsat, has licensed the format, and will launch its own version in September. The daily competition reality format sees five women compete to see who can get the best makeover in a limited amount of time and […]

RTL reveals Love is Calling

German broadcaster RTL will launch a live dating format from Turkey on August 25. Love its Calling, which will be known locally as Bei Anruf Liebe, will run stripped from Mondays to Fridays in a 2pm slot. The format comes from Turkey’s Global Agency. The show has singletons seek love in a studio setting, and […]