Endemol Shine Beyond

Creating the dream team

Endemol Shine Group’s French prodcos merged on May 1, as the production and distribution giant completed its global consolidation process. Endemol Shine France CEO Nicolas Coppermann tells Pascale Paoli-Lebailly how he plans to use the best of both worlds to find new hits Without sweeping away what has made formats giant Endemol and entertainment-focused Shine […]

AwesomenessTV hires Bonnie Pan as network head

AwesomenessTV has hired Endemol Shine Beyond’s former president, Bonnie Pan, as head of network. In the newly created role, Pan will oversee video and editorial content across AwesomnessTV’s YouTube channel, social video platforms and all owned and operated platforms. Pan will report to AwesomenessTV’s new CEO Jordan Levin and its president Brett Bouttier, and work […]

Endemol Shine shutters US digital studio

Endemol Shine North America has closed digital video studio Endemol Beyond USA. This will see the exit of Endemol Beyond USA president Bonnie Pan and four other employees. Endemol Shine Group has been consolidating its digital production and distribution efforts, and has now decided to move US operations inside the wider business. “We constantly review […]

Endemol Shine, Sports Illustrated scale VR Everest

The digital arm of Endemol Shine and Sports Illustrated have launched Capturing Everest, an immersive VR and 360-video showing an ascent of the mountain. Capturing Everest is available on Life VR, the VR platform of Sports Illustrated publisher Time Inc, and the 360 videos on the Sports Illustrated website. As well as the four-part VR […]

Jamie, FoodTube and the changing face of MCNs

K7 Media’s Clare Thompson asks what the demise of Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube tells us about the changing online channels business. In September it was announced that the Jamie Oliver Media Group was to disband its FoodTube multichannel network, launched in 2013, then expanded to include DrinksTube, FamilyTube and 14 other talent-fronted channels including River Cottage, […]

Endemol Shine Beyond, Coca Cola create CokeTV

Endemol Shine Beyond, ad agency Ogilvy and drinks brand Coca Cola are working on a vlogger-hosted YouTube channel in the UK aimed at young adults. CokeTV is already available in Germany, where it has gained 268,000 subscribers and 29 million views in the two years since its launch. The UK and Ireland version will have […]

AMC creates eSports SVOD network

AMC Networks International Iberia and gamer culture MCN Machinima have created an SVOD network dedicated to eSports and gaming. The platform, billed as a “many2many service”, will be available on pay TV platforms, smart TVs and as iOS and Android apps in Spain and Portugal. Programming will include Machinima original productions such as Street Fighter: […]

Endemol Shine hires three for business affairs

The US division of Endemol Shine Group has hired three new execs, with two coming to the company from Viacom and another from Mattel. Michael Gifford and Marjorie Williams (pictured) join from Viacom and will be senior VP, business and legal, and vice president, business and legal affairs respectively. Ed Prince, most recently at Mattel, […]

New launches for Endemol Shine’s ICON MCN

Endemol Shine Beyond has launched an Asian version of its lifestyle-focused ICON YouTube channel. ICON Asia will air local fashion, travel, lifestyle and beauty content and will sit alongside Endemol’s ICON Network counterparts in the UK, US, France and Germany. The online channel will be launched out of Endemol Shine Beyond’s Asia hub in Singapore […]

Endemol Shine Beyond taps Maker Studios’ Barrish

Endemol Beyond USA has hired Maker Studios’ Todd Barrish to become its executive VP, creative partnerships. Barrish was senior VP, global strategic partnerships at The Walt Disney Company-owned multichannel network Maker. The move reunites him with Bonnie Pan, who joined Endemol Beyond USA as president last month after leaving Maker, where she was EVP, programming. […]