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HBO Europe adds BBC’s Gunpowder to programming arsenal

HBO Europe has bought BBC thriller miniseries Gunpowder for a number of territories. The deal hands pay TV player HBO Europe rights to the Kit Harington series in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Spain. The drama, which comes from Endemol Shine Group’s Kudos in association with Harington’s Thriker Films, has already sold to […]

Endemol Shine Asia chief exits in rejig

Endemol Shine Asia (ESA) managing director Fotini Paraskakis (pictured) is leaving her role, as part of a regional restructure. Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing said in a note to staff the changes would see the business now focused on regional productions from various hubs around Asia. With Paraskakis leaving in mid-2018 after a […]

HBO bags BBC’s Kit Harrington miniseries

US premium cabler HBO has acquired exclusive US rights to Gunpowder, the BBC’s three-part Kit Harrington thriller drama. The show, based on 17th century events that saw Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the British parliament, will debut on HBO in December. Gunpowder, from Thriker Films and Endemol Shine UK’s Kudos, launched in the UK […]

Content Innovation Awards 2017: Cathy Payne & Christina Jennings honoured

Endemol Shine International chief Cathy Payne and Shaftesbury Films founder Christina Jennings were last night recognised for their achievements in television. More than 200 guests saw Payne named the first winner of the Content Innovation Awards’ International Content Leader Award and Jennings the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Endemol Shine sales chief […]

Studiocanal’s Neylon exits as Campos becomes sales head

Studiocanal executive VP of sales and marketing Katrina Neylon has departed the company, TBI has learned, as former Endemol Shine director Beatriz Campos becomes head of international sales. Neylon departed from the company on July 28. The former Shine International exec joined Studiocanal in 2015. Campos (pictured) previously acted as vice president of sales for Iberia, Italy, Latin America […]

Canada plans to construct The Wall

Canadian broadcaster TVA is getting its own French-language version of NBC game show The Wall. TVA stablemate Quebecor Content has acquired rights to the show from Endemol Shine International. The series has been a ratings hit in the US, where NBC debuted it in primetime. A subsequent access prime version in France for has also […]

Dalton’s ITV move sparks Endemol Shine rejig

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) has rejigged its Central and Eastern Europe sales team following the departure of Pascal Dalton for ITV Studios (ITS). Dalton (pictured) is exiting his post as regional sales director for the CEE at MasterChef and Big Brother distributor Endemol Shine International (ESI) after eight years, and will become VP of global […]

Acorn subs to witness BBC’s Decline and Fall

Subscription on-demand service Acorn TV has acquired US rights to BBC comedy Decline and Fall. Acorn has also bought the three-part period comedy from Endemol Shine International, and will launch it as a US original on May 15. In the UK, the Tiger Aspect Drama and Cave Bear Productions coproduction debuted last month on BBC […]

CBS calls for Ambulance

Broadcaster CBS has commissioned a US remake of Dragonfly’s UK format Ambulance. The one-hour alternative series goes inside the world of emergency medical workers and 911 dispatchers. The CBS show is based on the BBC One series, which Endemol Shine UK-owned Dragonfly created. Endemol Shine International sells the format around the world, and Endemol Shine […]

Endemol Shine builds The Wall in Cannes

Endemol Shine International is bringing NBC’s new high-rating gameshow The Wall to Cannes. The series comes from basketball star LeBron James and averaged nearly seven million viewers in its first three episodes. Hosted and executive produced by Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead), The Wall sees contestants earn cash by correctly answering questions that release a […]