Endemol Shine Group

Endemol Shine puts ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘The Hour’ onto US & Euro AVOD channels

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) has expanded its direct-to-consumer activities with new drama-focused AVOD channel launches in the US and Germany, offering hits such as Peaky Blinders and The Hour. ESG’s Sterling Drama channel is being launched in the US via Samsung’s TV Plus service and will offer shows from its 68,000-hour catalogue including Robert Carlyle […]

Banijay Rights rejigs senior execs with another Endemol Shine addition

Banijay Rights, fresh from confirming Cathy Payne as head of the distribution division, has added another Endemol Shine International exec to its senior management ranks. The sales arm of Banijay Group, which is in the process of completing its takeover of Endemol Shine Group, has added John Richards as chief financial officer, while also naming […]

Banijay names Endemol Shine’s Cathy Payne to lead distribution

Banijay Group has appointed Cathy Payne as CEO of Banijay Rights, with current chief Tim Mutimer moving to become EVP of EMEA sales & acquisitions. Payne was previously CEO at Endemol Shine International and announced last year she would be stepping down from the role, as revealed by TBI. However, in an apparent about-turn, she […]

TBI Formats: What next for IP creators in a world of diminishing returns?

The format business is unlike any other part of the TV sector. The right idea can keep a company afloat for years or even decades after it was first thought up – and what works for one country often works for another. That means repeat customers in multiple markets over the long-term, all derived from […]

Asacha Media launched by ex-Endemol Shine & Zodiak chiefs

Endemol Shine Group’s former COO Marina Williams has linked up with ex-Zodiak Media France CEO Gaspard de Chavagnac and MBC chief Marc-Antoine d’Halluin to launch Asacha Media Group, a private equity-backed firm that has already taken majority stakes in three European prodcos. Asacha will focus on non English-language scripted content and has taken majority stakes […]

Endemol Shine lands multiple ‘MasterChef’ deals in Nordics

TV4 in Sweden has commissioned the country’s first local version of culinary competition series MasterChef All Stars, one of a number of new Nordic deals struck by format owner Endemol Shine Group. TV4 has also ordered an 11th season of the original MasterChef format to air 2021, after last month’s 10th run secured its highest […]

ViacomCBS rolls AVOD Pluto TV into Lat Am

ViacomCBS has rolled its ad-supported streamer Pluto TV into Latin America with a raft of content from the likes of BBC Studios, Endemol Shine Group and Fremantle. The service launches with 24 linear channels that will be added to over the next 12 months to reach a total of more than 70, ViacomCBS said. Pluto […]

TBI Formats: Sing Or Spin

Sing Or Spin Distributor: Endemol Shine International Producer: Endemol Shine Group Broadcaster: Hunan TV (China) This dizzying new music entertainment format pulls no punches in letting its contestants know exactly how they are scoring. The hopefuls sing their hearts out on a unique spinning stage that lets them know whether their performance is managing to […]

TBI Formats: Seven ways to future-proof your format

Girts Licis, head of strategy at global consultancy K7 Media, gives his top tips on future-proofing in the fast-changing format market and offers insights from the intelligence firm’s recent report, Tracking the Giants: The Top 100 Travelling Formats. Relationship building In an increasingly digital world, you can’t underestimate the importance of a human relationship. Before […]