Endemol Shine Group

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 […]

‘Big Brother’ returns to Portugal after 14-year absence

Endemol Shine Group’s reality format Big Brother is returning to Portuguese screens after a 14-year absence. Broadcaster TVI has commissioned a new version of the global reality hit to be produced by Endemol Portugal. The series will be shot in an existing beachfront home, where 57 cameras and 48 microphones will continually monitor a new […]

Endemol Shine appoints HBO’s Hanne Palmquist as scripted chief in Nordics

Endemol Shine Group has bolstered its Nordic scripted team with the addition of HBO exec Hanne Palmquist and rejigged the senior management team at drama prodco Filmlance. Palmquist will take up the newly created role of head of scripted for Endemol Shine Nordics from September and joins from HBO Nordic, where she has been commissioning […]

Endemol Shine’s ‘MasterChef’ franchise expands in Asia with Disney, Heliconia deals

Broadcasters in Thailand and Indonesia have ordered local versions from Endemol Shine’s MasterChef franchise, while Disney has picked up finished tape deals for its regional channels. In Thailand, producer Heliconia H Group has commissioned a first season of MasterChef All Stars Thailand, which will air on on Sundays on free-TV Bangkok Broadcasting & Television (BBTV, […]

Endemol Shine launches scripted label in Germany

Endemol Shine Group has launched a new scripted label in Germany, MadeFor Film. Based in Berlin, the new company is led by producer Nanni Erben along with Gunnar Juncken who have been appointed as joint CEOs. The label will focus on producing premium scripted series and films for the local and international market, and will […]

Banijay raises $2.6bn for Endemol Shine acquisition

Banijay Group has finalised a refinancing drive to raise €2.4bn ($2.6bn) for its acquisition of Endemol Shine Group. The French superindie said in a statement that its refinancing had been oversubscribed, following positive feedback from the investor community. Banijay raised the money across Euros and U.S. dollars with a maturity of five years, giving it the […]

Endemol Shine UK’s factual chief Kim Shillinglaw to step down

Endemol Shine Group’s UK-focused factual chief Kim Shillinglaw is stepping down. Former BBC Two and Four boss Shillinglaw was appointed director of factual at Endemol Shine UK in 2016, overseeing the management of prodcos including Dragonfly, Dragonfly West, DSP and Tigress. During her time with the group, producers under Shillinglaw’s remit were behind shows including […]

Endemol Shine North America names unscripted originals SVP

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) has named producer Michael Heyerman as its SVP of unscripted original series. Heyerman had been a producer with the company since 2018 and had been behind shows including the US version of Lego Masters for Fox, HGTV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and MasterChef Jr – Road To The Finale. He […]