Endemol Shine Group

Banijay sets autumn target to combine sales arm with Endemol Shine International

Newly enlarged production and distribution firm Banijay is aiming to have completed the integration of its rights division with Endemol Shine International (ESI) by the autumn, with Cathy Payne set to oversee a finished tape catalogue of almost 90,000 hours. The widely expected development, which follows Payne’s appointment as CEO at Banijay Rights in April, […]

Banijay names Italy & Iberia CEO’s, Nonpanic creative chief exits

Banijay has appointed Pilar Blasco and Paolo Bassetti to head up the production giant’s operations in Iberia and Italy respectively, while TBI understands that the chief creative officer of Married At First Sight Italia prodco Nonpanic is leaving the company. Blasco becomes CEO of Banijay Iberia and will lead eight labels, including Gestmusic, Diagonal, Shine […]

Endemol Shine exec departures confirmed following Banijay takeover

Banijay has confirmed that Wim Ponnet, Endemol Shine Group’s chief strategy & commercial officer, and its international operations chief Nicola Bamford, are leaving the company, following its acquisition by the French company. Ponnet, whose departure was revealed by TBI earlier this month, joined Endemol Shine in 2015 having been senior director of strategy & operations […]

News round-up: France builds ‘Lego Masters’; ITV’s ‘Professor T’ travels to Nordics; ZDF snags ‘Bank Hacker’ & ‘The Weekly’

France’s M6 builds Lego Masters deal M6 in France has become the eighth broadcaster to order a local version of entertainment format Lego Masters. The show will be produced by Endemol Shine France, having originally been created by Tuesday’s Child Productions, The Lego Group and Endemol Shine Group, now part of Banijay. The latter is […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Running the rule over Banijay’s Endemol Shine deal

Omdia’s senior research analyst Aled Evans reflects on Banijay’s $2.2bn acquisition of Endemol Shine Group and explores how the world’s largest producer-distributor outside of the US studios might fare in a post Covid-19 landscape. When the acquisition was first announced in October 2019, our analysis highlighted the natural fit of Banijay and Endemol Shine: the […]

TBI Weekly: Unpacking Banijay’s scale play for Endemol Shine

Banijay’s pursuit of Endemol Shine Group dragged on for nearly two years but now, with the deal formally completed, attention is focused on just how these two giants of the international content business will combine their operations. What is abundantly clear is that the deal is premised on scale. France-based, Vivendi-backed Banijay – fattened up […]

Endemol Shine Group’s CEO Sophie Turner Laing to exit as Banijay completes $2.2bn deal

Banijay has formally completed its $2.2bn acquisition of Endemol Shine Group, marking the end of a two-year process and the beginning of a period that will see the two companies combining their operations. The enlarged group will be led by Banijay’s CEO Marco Bassetti, with ESG’s chief Sophie Turner Laing stepping down from her role […]

Banijay gets EC antitrust clearance for Endemol Shine acquisition

Banijay Group’s US$2.2 billion acquisition of Endemol Shine Group has been approved by the European Commission (EC) after gaining antitrust clearance. The EC concluded that the takeover “would not raise competition concerns given the presence of a sufficient number of alternative players with portfolios of similar content in the countries concerned.” With this final hurdle […]

‘Big Brother’ returns to RTL Netherlands after 14 years off air

RTL in the Netherlands has recommissioned a local version of Endemol Shine Group’s (ESG) Big Brother, the veteran reality format that it debuted more than 20 years ago and which has since become a global best-seller. The Dutch broadcaster last aired its version of the show 14 years ago but has now joined a host […]

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