Endemol Shine Group


UKTV, Endemol head north for reinvention

Broadcaster UKTV and producer Endemol Shine Group are looking to reinvent their brands in northern England. The businesses have revealed they are opening shop in Leeds – which is north of Manchester and Sheffield in the county of Yorkshire – just a week after Channel 4 unveiled the city as the base for its national […]

Apollo, Disney hang on to Endemol Shine as sale suspended

Peaky Blinders producer Endemol Shine Group is to be folded into Disney following the suspension of its headline-grabbing sale. Apollo Global Management and 21st Century Fox – which each holds a 50% stake in Endemol Shine – are believed to have suspended the extensive sales process for the Black Mirror producer after numerous suitors failed to meet their […]

BBC Three controller boards Endemol’s Tiger Aspect

BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh is to join Peaky Blinders producer Tiger Aspect in the new year.  Kavanagh has been appointed managing director of the Endemol-owned producer.  Reporting into Endemol Shine UK CEO Richard Johnston, the exec will be responsible for the creative and strategic direction of the company. His appointment follows the departure of Ben […]

MIPCOM 2018: The Inside Scoop

FAANG, Endemol and Comcast were front of mind for delegates at a lively MIPCOM market, which appeared to be in rude health despite studios such as Sony believed to be weighing up their future in Cannes. While a quieter MIPTV in April tends to skew perceptions of the drama-focused MIPCOM – which ran from October […]

Exclusive: Banijay eyes joint bid for Endemol

Banijay Group is looking to make a joint bid for Black Mirror producer Endemol Shine Group, whose production companies could be split up in the process. TBI understands that Marco Bassetti’s firm is looking to cherry pick certain assets from within Endemol Shine, which is nearing the final stages of a lengthy sales process. The ProSiebenSat.1-owned […]

Endemol Shine stages Heist in the Netherlands

Endemol Shine Group’s factual thriller The Heist, has been commissioned in the Netherlands by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS/NPO3.  Simpel, part of Endemol Shine Netherlands, has been commissioned by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS/NPO3 to produce an 8 x 50-minute series of the entertainment format. Titled De Buit, the format sees ordinary citizens commit a heist and attempt to evade […]

TBI Weekly: Could Endemol go back to Fox?

A new frontrunner to buy Endemol seems to emerge each week – is it all a masterful PR stunt on the Black Mirror producer’s behalf to drive up the price-tag, or could we realistically see a buyer in place by December, as suggested by chief creative officer Peter Salmon last month? Sources tell TBI that […]

Banijay in the ring to buy Endemol

Banijay Group has been tipped as the new frontrunner to buy Big Brother producer Endemol Shine Group.  The European business – which is owned by Stéphane Courbit’s LOV Group and De Agostini Group’s DeA Communications, alongside Vivendi’s 26% stake – is reportedly in talks to acquire the producer, and is believed to be the lead bidder at this […]

ITV rules out Endemol Shine purchase

ITV has said that it will not make a bid for Endemol Shine, joining the likes of Germany’s RTL which has also ruled itself out. “In light of continued press speculation, ITV confirms that it has no current intention of making a bid for Endemol Shine Group,” the company said in a statement to investors on Wednesday morning (October […]

Channel 5 axes Big Brother as Endemol sale heats up

Channel 5 has cancelled Big Brother after eight years on the Viacom-owned broadcaster. The channel has confirmed that series 19, which launched on C5 on Friday (14 September), will be the final run for the Initial-produced programme. A finale is slated for 5 November. Spin-off Celebrity Big Brother has also been axed. C5 and producer […]

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