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Unpacking the risk & rewards of format funds

New formats have always had to fight for space against the exploitation of proven IP, so what has prompted broadcasters to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in schemes to create new shows, asks Richard Middleton Formats are designed to be exploited again and again. This repeatability is baked into the essence of the industry, […]

Russia’s NTV returns to ‘Fear Factor’ with Banijay’s WeiT Media

Russian broadcaster NTV is returning to Fear Factor, 16 years after the show last aired in the country. The format, which was created by Endemol Shine Netherlands, is being produced by Banijay’s Russian prodco WeiT Media and will be hosted by singer Anatoliy Tsoy. It last aired on NTV in 2005. The new 8 x […]

Show of the Week: The Talent Project

Endemol Shine format The Talent Project promises to change the lives of amateur singers in 100 days. The format takes a group of diverse contestants – whose backgrounds range across age, experience and talent – and offers them intensive training at the Talent Project Academy under the guidance of top coaches who help them navigate […]

Endemol Shine Netherlands sees CEO shift

Endemol Shine Group Netherlands’ co-CEO Iris Boelhouwer will be stepping down this October, with her co-CEO Bouwdewijn Beusmans absorbing the position. Beusmans will become CEO on November 1, in addition to his ongoing role as chairman of Northern Europe for Endemol Shine Group. Boelhouwer is said to be leaving the position to “focus on personal […]

Wolter’s Endemol Shine exit triggers North Europe rejig

Top Endemol Shine Group exec Marcus Wolter is to leave the company, sparking a restructure in Germany and Northern Europe. Wolter is CEO of Endemol Shine Germany (ESG) and chairman of Endemol Shine Northern Europe (ESNE), but will leave at the end of January 2018. ESG CFO Ute März, head of strategic development Gabi Abegg […]

Endemol Shine makes Latino hire

Endemol Shine’s US arm has hired Latino programming veteran Flavio Morales. Morales (pictured) becomes executive VP at Endemol Shine Latino and will develop unscripted, scripted and digital content aimed at the US Hispanic/English-speaking marketplace. He will work under Laurens Drillich, the current CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, who will become president of Endemol Shine Latino in early […]

Boelhouwer returns to Endemol Shine in rejig

Iris Boelhouwer is returning to Endemol Shine Group as a co-CEO of the firm’s Netherlands arm, a move triggered by restructuring in Latin America. Boelhouwer was Endemol Shine’s managing director, creative operations before stepping down in August. In that post she oversaw Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and The Money Drop. However, following the […]

Endemol Shine’s Wolter rises in Europe

Endemol Shine Germany CEO Marcus Wolter has been elevated to chairman of the Endemol Shine Group’s northern Europe arm. Wolter will remain in charge of the German production business, while adding the new post, which hands him oversight of operations in the Nordics, Netherlands an Belgium. Endemol Shine companies in these regions are Endemol Shine […]

Dutch, French nets have Pointless plan

A Dutch public broadcaster has commissioned a local version of game show Pointless, which is also set to comeback on France 3. AVRO / TROS has ordered the Dutch version of the show, which is from the Endemol Shine Group stable. Endemol Shine Netherlands will produce the show, which will run to 25 episodes and […]