Endemol Shine Group


Endemol Shine link with Michael Hirst on opium war drama

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) has linked up with Michael Hirst, the screenwriter behind Elizabeth and Vikings, on an adaptation of Amitav Ghosh’s novels The Ibis Trilogy. The show is being produced by ESG-owned Tiger Aspect, which will lead production with newly appointed head of drama, Lucy Bedford, joining executive producers Gub Neal, Justin Thomson and […]

ATF 2019: Is China still a land of rising opportunity?

China might seem to offer huge audiences and potentially boundless riches, but recent developments have underlined the fast-changing nature of its TV ecosystem. Richard Middleton reports For the past couple of years, China has largely been seen as a land of opportunity, albeit one that was fairly tricky to access and problematic even once you […]

Endemol Shine North America appoints exec director of licensing

Endemol Shine North America has appointed consumer products exec Scott Shillet as executive director of licensing. In his new role, Shillet will support the development of brand licensing partnerships across various consumer products and the company’s non-scripted and scripted series in North America. He will also work closely alongside Endemol Shine Group’s brand licensing team […]

Endemol Shine sends ‘Lego Masters’ to Belgium, Netherlands

Endemol Shine has sold its hit entertainment format Lego Masters into the Netherlands and Belgium, making the format now available in six markets.  Dutch broadcaster RTL has commissioned a local series from Endemol Shine Netherlands, while Belgium’s VTM has ordered up its own adaptation of the format, also produced by Endemol Shine Netherlands. The casting […]

Endemol Shine launches trio of channels on Samsung’s TV Plus

Endemol Shine Group is launching a raft of channels via Samsung’s TV Plus service. The super-indie – which is in the process of being acquired by Banijay Group – has launched a trio of UK channels on the smart TV platform, with further channel launches planned in the US and across Europe in the coming […]

Germany’s Leonine acquires Wiedemann & Berg TV from Endemol Shine

German studio Leonine has struck a deal to acquire Wiedemann & Berg TV (W&B TV), the Endemol Shine Group-owned company behind Netflix drama hit Dark. The prodco, founded by Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann in 2009 in partnership with Endemol, will become part of the Leonine Production division, which already houses Wiedemann & Berg Film. […]

Endemol Shine closes China office, William Tan to depart

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) is closing its office in China following a review of the business, which said market conditions and tighter regulations made its current set-up in the country “unsustainable”. The decision was made following a months-long review ESG said, blaming “market conditions which limit the activities of non-domestic production companies” for the closure. […]

US, UK and Nordic prodcos strike deals for Media Ranch format ‘Watch!’

Producers in the US, the UK and the Nordics are among those to have picked up format rights to memory-based gameshow Watch! from Canada’s Media Ranch. The format, created by producer duo John Kirhoffer and Dan Munday, requires contestants to watch a variety show before being tested on what they saw. Banijay Group’s Bunim/Murray Productions […]

Banijay agrees deal to buy Endemol Shine Group

Banijay Group has agreed a deal to acquire Endemol Shine Group (ESG), creating a production and distribution behemoth and bringing the long-running sales process of the Peaky Blinders producer to a close. The French production and distribution giant has struck a “definitive agreement” to acquire the company from ESG owners Apollo Global Management and Disney, […]

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