Deal or No Deal

SBT Brazil to revive Endemol Shine’s Deal or No Deal

Endemol Shine gameshow Deal or No Deal is returning to Brazil after a seven-year absence. The show, which last aired in Brazil between 2006 and 2011, will be on SBT later this year. SBT also aired the show last time round (four seasons, 250 episodes). Overall, Deal or No Deal is set to return to […]

More classic shows rebooted as This is Your Life returns

The revival of classic unscripted formats to the market has continued apace in the past 24 hours with Deal or No Deal returning to the US and Jonathan Ross working on a new version of This is You Life. US cable channel CNBC has commissioned a new version of Endemol Shine quiz format Deal or […]

Atlantic adds to UK team

Independent producer Atlantic has hired two new execs and promoted another. Ian Syder (left) has joined the British prodco as head of production and Emily Smith (below right) as director of marketing, while Mike Davis has been upped to associate creative director. Syder started out in unscripted, working on Big Brother and Deal or No […]

Remarkable hires ex-Optomen exec

Endemol Shine UK prodco Remarkable has hired a former Optomen Television development exec and promoted an in-house producer to built entertainment and factual teams. Patrick Furlong (left) has joined the Deal or No Deal producer as head of factual, meaning he will oversee the factual slate, while in-house executive producer Richard Hague has been named […]

ITV hires French boss

ITV has recruited two execs from French prodco Adventure Line Productions to run ITV Studios France. Franck Firmin-Guion will run the division, having been CEO of ALP, and will be joined by Sébastien Petiot who was previously COO at the producer. Firmin-Guion replaces Francois Florentiny at ITV’s French business. He had been running ITV Studios […]

Channel 4 axes Deal or No Deal

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has axed long-running studio gameshow format Deal or No Deal. C4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt has pulled the plug on the series after eleven years, with a ‘farewell tour’ – Deal or No Deal on Tour – filming across the UK seeing it off. Deal or No Deal, which rebooted […]

Noel Edmonds fronts new C4 Swap format

Noel Edmonds, host of classic BBC kids series Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, is fronting a new Channel 4 auction format SOS (Sell or Swap). The Deal or No Deal host is presenting the pilot, which is being recorded in Bristol, UK, next week. The non TV pilot is being made by Crook Productions, which makes fact-ent […]

BBC, Endemol alum launches Objective prodco

Former BBC Natural History Unit and Endemol exec Gavin Henderson has set up an indie within All3Media production group Objective Media. Henderson (pictured) was most recently creative director at Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions, where he worked, but is now launching Highwire Productions. The indie will focus on “ambitious” male-skewed entertainment and adventures formats, as Objective, […]

Endemol Shine boss: M&A is no problem

Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks has defended the current wave of mergers and acquisitions enveloping the global production business. In the annual Bafta Television Lecture, Hincks said the coming together of the Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media businesses earlier this year had not, and would, not affect the enlarged firm’s creative output. The […]