Endemol Beyond

Endemol Beyond makes YouTube sports net play

The UK arm of digital company Endemol Beyond has partnered with online gamer Olatunji (aka KSI) to launch a sports-themed YouTube channel. Rule’m Sports will follow KSI over a year as he attempts to master five sporting disciplines. This will comprise more than 150 pieces of content and feature sport stars such as boxer Amir […]

Beyond slams ‘arrogant’ Endemol in branding dispute

Producer and distributor Beyond has slammed Endemol for branding its new international division ‘Endemol Beyond’, accusing the company of being ‘arrogant’ and creating confusion in the market. Beyond CEO Mikael Borglund told TBI that Endemol did not approach it about the branding of its digital unit, and that Beyond was “blindsided”, with no knowledge of […]

YouTube gets original

With YouTube channels and their content providers toasted as the talk of MIPTV last week, multichannel operators, TV producers and analysts tell Jesse Whittock why original content is the key to monetising the emerging YouTube ecosystem. Question: What do a hyperactive Swedish video gamer, a geeky American comic duo and  DJ Avicii have in common? […]

Premium VOD platform AOL On launching in UK

US-based digital company AOL is launching its premium web vide platform AOL On Network in the UK and has signed up a batch of content providers for its debut. The premium syndication platform included curated and original content and already operates in North America. In the UK, it will sit alongside branded content distribution business […]

Endemol poaches RTVE online boss

Production and distribution giant Endemol has named an RTVE exec at the top of its Iberian digital operation Endemol Beyond Spain. Francisco Asensi has become managing director of the company, which is part of the Endemol Beyond digital business launched late last year to build an econsystem of channels on platforms such as YouTube, Yahoo […]

More executive changes at Endemol US

Endemol’s US division has hired Ben Samek as COO and upped Rob Smith to executive VP in the latest in a round of executive changes at the company. Samek joins Endemol North America from 51 Minds where he was COO and oversaw the sale of the US prodco to Endemol. Before that he was at […]

51 Minds co-founder exits as Endemol prodco reshuffles

Christian Sarabia has been promoted to president of Endemol’s 51 Minds as the US reality prodco’s co-founder Mark Cronin exits to launch his own firm. The changes come just months after the other 51 Minds co-founder, Cris Abrego, was tapped to as one of two execs at the top of Endemol North America. Sarabia is […]

Endemol hires US digital boss

Endemol has recruited Will Keenan to run the US division of its new digital venture Endemol Beyond. Keenan joins from YouTube channel operator Maker Studios where he was VP of vertical development and network programming. As president of Endemol Beyond USA he will oversee the launch of the newly created digital venture in the US […]