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Banijay Asia & Endemol Shine India restructure teams following acquisition

Banijay-owned Indian production companies Banijay Asia and Endemol Shine India have restructured their teams with the aim of “fuelling further growth” for the group in the Indian and Asian markets. The team changes follow Banijay taking full control of Endemol Shine India in July, which saw the two businesses consolidated under the helm of Deepak […]

Banijay restructures in Asia & takes full control of Endemol Shine India

Banijay has taken full control of Endemol Shine India and is to combine it with Banijay Asia to create a new regional division that will be led by Deepak Dhar. As part of the reorganisation, the French giant has acquired the 49% stake held in Endemol Shine India by Mumbai-based CA Media (financial details undisclosed), […]

Banijay names Endemol Shine India CEO amid Asia reshuffle

Banijay has reshuffled its operation in Asia, with the company’s regional chief operating officer Rishi Negi becoming CEO of Endemol Shine India. The rejig comes a day after Banijay confirmed the exit of former CEO Abhishek Rege, who had been with Endemol Shine India for 15 years. Negi will oversee all operations for the existing team, […]

Endemol Shine India CEO Abhishek Rege departs after 15 years

Endemol Shine India CEO Abhishek Rege is stepping down after 15 years with the company. Rege has spent the past five years at the helm of production giant, after originally joining in 2007 as head of commercial and legal and then being promoted to COO in 2012, before taking the top job in 2017. During […]

Endemol Shine options Indian novel ‘You Beneath Your Skin’

Endemol Shine India has optioned Damyanti Biswas’s crime novel You Beneath Your Skin to develop as a multi-part series. Published by Simon & Schuster India in September 2019, the multi-strand story is set in modern day New Delhi and follows an Indian American single mother and her autistic teenage son, whose comfortable middle-class lives are […]

Why Indian drama is set to boom in 2020

India’s huge population is attracting plenty of interest from global streamers and the country’s scripted sector is positioning itself to capitalise domestically and internationally, writes Endemol Shine India CEO Abhishek Rege As the demand for original and fresh stories continues to grow, global platforms and international broadcasters and producers are turning their sights to India. […]

Business time for Banijay Asia

Since striking a JV with the fast-expanding Banijay Group, Indian super-producer Deepak Dhar has his sights set on a high-end drama revolution. Manori Ravindran reports It’s been less than two years since Deepak Dhar founded Banijay Asia after setting up the 50/50 joint venture with Marco Bassetti’s content powerhouse, though you wouldn’t know it given […]

Endemol Shine India options Salil Desai’s ‘The Sane Psychopath’

Endemol Shine India has optioned the rights to Salil Desai’s novel The Sane Psychopath. Published by Fingerprint! Publishing in 2018, the thriller centres on a young lawyer who takes on the case of a bus driver that went on a killing spree in Pune, and seeks help from a psychiatrist who lost his son in […]

Endemol Shine’s ‘MasterChef’ returns to India

MasterChef is returning to Indian screens for a sixth season.  Star India-owned pay-TV channel Star Plus has ordered a 26 x 60-minute run of the popular cooking format, in addition to 12 masterclass episodes, from Endemol Shine India. The judging line-up for MasterChef India – which previously aired for five seasons on Star Plus – […]