Endemol Shine Finland

Endemol Shine lands multiple ‘MasterChef’ deals in Nordics

TV4 in Sweden has commissioned the country’s first local version of culinary competition series MasterChef All Stars, one of a number of new Nordic deals struck by format owner Endemol Shine Group. TV4 has also ordered an 11th season of the original MasterChef format to air 2021, after last month’s 10th run secured its highest […]

Endemol Shine Finland moves into scripted with Dionysos Films alum

Endemol Shine Group’s operation in Finland is launching a new scripted division and has hired an exec from Dionysos Films to head it up. Max Malka will join Endemol Shine Finland in the newly created role of head of scripted, leading the company’s drama and feature film activities. She will report to MD Unne Sormunen […]

Endemol Shine Finland’s MD Tarja Pääkkönen to exit

Endemol Shine Finland’s (ESF) managing director Tarja Pääkkönen is to depart the company after 12 years and will be succeeded by Nelonen Media exec Unne Sormunen (pictured). Sormunen joins ESF in March and will report to Karin Stjärne, CEO of Endemol Shine Nordics, will work closely with Pääkkönen over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth handover. At […]

Endemol Shine poaches MTG exec for Nordics

Endemol Shine Nordics has poached Modern Times Group programming exec Karin Stjärne to become its CEO. This comes after a restructure that resulted the departures of Bertil Rosenlund and Victoria Kjellberg, as announced in November last year. Stjärne (pictured) joins from MTG, where she was VP of programming for MTG Sweden, and will cover all […]

Banijay hires Endemol Shine pair in Finland rejig

Banijay Group is merging its Finnish assets with those of Zodiak Media, splitting its scripted and unscripted divisions, and hiring a pair of Endemol Shine execs in the process. The move sees Endemol Shine Finland creative directors Tatu Ferchen and Alex Laszlo named CEO and chief creative officer, respectively, with both also named executive producers. […]

Endemol Shine exec joins Fremantle Finland

FremantleMedia Finland has poached Endemol Shine Finland creative director Anne Wahlström (pictured) to become its head of entertainment. The appointment comes soon after FremantleMedia’s Finnish office appointed Banijay executive Joonas Hytönen as managing director. Wahlström joins on January 1 next year, reporting to Hytönen. Her post is a new one, designed to build out FremantleMedia’s […]