Endemol Shine Germany

France cooks up first remake of Germany’s ‘Chefs To Go’

M6 in France is adapting Banijay’s Chefs To Go, marking the first adaptation for the German cookery format. The show will be produced by Endemol France and pits a leading chef against a new kitchen rival each week, as they go head-to-head to create and deliver the best takeaway food in 90 minutes. The chefs have no idea […]

Exclusive: Banijay Germany hires ITVS & RTL execs in reshuffle at Endemol Shine & Good Times

Banijay Germany has reshuffled and expanded its management at local labels Endemol Shine Germany and Good Times, with a series of senior hires and promotions. Panagiota Vafea is joining Endemol Shine Germany as executive director, while Tom Kühn is also moving to the firm as executive producer. Meanwhile, at Good Times, which Banijay acquired in […]

Germany’s Vox sets date with French format ‘Love IRL’

Germany’s Vox has ordered a local version of French reality-based documentary format Love IRL. The show follows people who are emotionally invested with someone they have only ever met virtually and sees them finally meet face-to-face in an extraordinary location. Once together, participants must decide if there is a romantic spark and if they would […]

Banijay & Rainer Laux partner on new German reality label

Global production powerhouse Banijay is launching a new reality label in Germany in collaboration with producer Rainer Laux. Rainer Laux Productions is a partnership between the veteran producer and the Banijay-owned Endemol Shine Germany label, under which the new company will focus on the development, production and sales of new reality formats. Laux previously served […]

Germany’s Sat.1 tunes into Endemol Shine puppet & celebrity singing format

German FTA network Sat.1 has ordered a brand-new entertainment format from Endemol Shine Germany, which sees celebrities perform alongside puppets. I Got You Babe is set to debut on Sat.1 with four episodes this autumn and will see quirky puppet characters singing a duet with famous faces. However, the six featured puppets are set to […]

Banijay names German CEO as Endemol Shine’s Magnus Kastner departs

Banijay has restructured its management team in Germany by naming Marcus Wolter as CEO and appointing Brainpool exec Fabian Tobias to a new role, with the former CEO of Endemol Shine Germany set to depart. Wolter, who becomes Banijay Germany’s CEO and co-partner, has oversight of companies including Banijay Productions, Good Times, 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 […]

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