Endemol Shine Germany


Germany returns to ‘Big Brother’

German broadcaster Sat.1 has ordered a local version of Endemol Shine Group (ESG)’s reality format Big Brother, five years after the show last aired in the country. It will be produced by Endemol Shine Germany, which is also behind a forthcoming celebrity version that is set to launch 9 August, and marks the latest revival […]

Brainpool hires Endemol Shine exec for unscripted drive

Banijay-backed German prodco Brainpool has hired former Endemol Shine exec Fabian Tobias to lead its new Show & Factual arm.  The appointment comes alongside a restructuring of Brainpool’s non-fiction arm, which will now operate under three pillars: comedy and light entertainment and Lucky Pics, which is a JV with comedian Luke Mockridge, who hosts the firm’s […]

Endemol Shine Germany appoints Turtle’s Kastner as CEO

Turtle Entertainment’s Magnus Kastner has been appointed as chief executive officer for Endemol Shine Germany. Kastner joins the company next month and will report to Boudewijn Beusmans, chairman of Northern Europe at Endemol Shine. The company will continue to be led in the interim by Rainer Laux, director of reality and documentary, Ute Marz, CFO, […]

Vox to start Knife Fight in Germany with NBCUniversal format

German network Vox has commissioned a local version of NBCUniversal International Formats (NBCUIF)-sold culinary series Knife Fight. The local show will known as Knife Fight Club, with each episode challenging two celebrity cooks to create and present dishes, while being heckled by the audience and each other. Endemol Shine Germany has signed on to produce […]

Endemol Shine restructures struggling Lilyhammer prodco Rubicon

Endemol Shine Group is restructuring its struggling Norwegian prodco Rubicon, with managing director Pal Kruke Kristiansen among those leaving. Endemol Shine is understood to be consulting with Rubicon’s 100-strong staff over their futures. Rubicon is best known for Netflix’s first global scripted acquisition, Lilyhammer (pictured), plus the local version of Endemol Shine formats such as […]

Wolter’s Endemol Shine exit triggers North Europe rejig

Top Endemol Shine Group exec Marcus Wolter is to leave the company, sparking a restructure in Germany and Northern Europe. Wolter is CEO of Endemol Shine Germany (ESG) and chairman of Endemol Shine Northern Europe (ESNE), but will leave at the end of January 2018. ESG CFO Ute März, head of strategic development Gabi Abegg […]

Endemol Shine launches German formats JV

Endemol Shine Germany has created a joint venture with local talk show host and newsreader Judith Rakers. The pair have come together to form Jukers Media, which will aim to develop and produce unscripted television ranging from documentary series, talk shows and gameshow formats. Rakers (pictured) will be joint managing director of Jukers along with […]

MasterChef to front new German Sky 1

A local remake of MasterChef will run on a German version of UK general entertainment network Sky 1. MasterChef Germany will comprise 24 episodes and come from Endemol Shine Germany, which is part of the format’s owner, Endemol Shine Group. It will play on Sky 1, which will be Sky Deutschland’s take on Sky UK’s […]

RTL sees Benefits in Endemol Shine format

Germany’s RTL has become the first network to order a local version of Endemol Shine Group’s social experiment format The Big Benefits Handout. Endemol Shine Germany will produce the German series, which is based the British series for Channel 5 that Endemol Shine-owned Dragonfly created. The series will see hard-up families given €25,000 (US$29,000) in […]

Fox orders Endemol Shine Germany format

US broadcaster Fox has ordered an eight-hour unscripted series, Superhuman, based on Endemol Shine Germany format The Brain. This comes after Fox aired a two-hour special of the format on January 4. The format sees contestants with extraordinary skills competing for a cash prize. In Germany, the series is in its sixth season, while distributor […]