Endemol Shine India

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 – […]

Endemol Shine India to adapt The Farm

Endemol Shine India has signed a deal with DRG to remake international format The Farm locally. While The Farm has been sold to over 50 territories, this would be the first adaptation in Asia. The format is a daily competitive reality show that sees six men and six women living together as farmers, growing their own food […]

Endemol Shine India CEO exiting

Endemol Shine India managing director and CEO Deepak Dhar will leave the business at the end of 2017 after eleven years. Company COO Abhishek Rege (below) will replace him, working alongside Dhar (right) during a transition period at the Big Boss producer. Dhar is leaving to pursue a new, unnamed venture next year. Rege joined […]

So You Think You Can Dance auditions in India

An Indian general entertainment channel is set to launch a local version of talent format So You Think You Can Dance. &TV, which broadcasts in Hindi, has commissioned Endemol Shine India to produce the show, which debuted locally this week on April 24. It will then play each Saturday and Sunday in an 8.30pm slot […]

Chernin establishes Asian investment firm

The Chernin Group and former ProSiebenSat.1 owner KKR have pacted to create an investment fund in Asia. Investment company KKR has invested US$300 million in Emerald Media, with former New Corp. boss Peter Chernin’s media company partaking in the venture as a minority co-investor. Further to that, KKR has acquired a “significant, minority stake” in […]