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TBI In Conversation: How Banijay is building its global format empire

Banijay’s global head of content development, James Townley, discusses streamers, pandemic protocols and the popularity of dominoes with Richard Middleton As weeks turned into months last year, it quickly became apparent that the completion of Banijay’s $2.2bn deal for Endemol Shine Group – and much of the restructuring – would occur under lockdown. Fast-forward nine […]

France’s M6 joins ‘Domino Effect’ with latest remake of Endemol Shine format

France’s M6 has become the latest broadcaster to move into dominoes. The French network has ordered a local version of Endemol Shine North America (ESNA)’s format Domino Effect, which is being produced by Banijay sibling Endemol Shine France. The show was created after the North American division struck a deal with YouTube domino star Lily Hevesh […]

RTL4 Netherlands picks up Endemol Shine’s ‘Domino Effect’ format

RTL 4 in the Netherlands has ordered a local remake of Endemol Shine North America (ESNA)’s format Domino Effect. The show will be produced by fellow Banijay firm Endemol Shine Netherlands and follows the ESNA format, which was created after the North American division struck a deal with YouTube domino star Lily Hevesh to develop a ‘domino […]

Endemol Shine Boomdog preps Bear Grylls for Lat Am ‘Into The Wild’

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA)’s Mexico-based production firm Endemol Shine Boomdog is developing a Latin American version of Into The Wild With Bear Grylls. The format, which follows the survivalist as he takes local celebrities and dignitaries into wild locations, is being produced with Grylls’ firm The Natural Studios (TNS), which was launched as joint […]

Endemol Shine North America ups Sharon Levy to CCO

Endemol Shine North America has promoted Sharon Levy to the role of chief content officer. Levy, who joined the US-based Banijay-owned company in October 2017, previously served as president of unscripted and scripted TV and will continue to lead on all programming in her new role. She is currently preparing to launch the reboot of Wipeout at […]

Amazon cancels conspiracy thriller ‘Utopia’ after one season

Amazon has cancelled conspiracy thriller Utopia after just one season. The show, which was a straight-to-series adaptation of the British drama of the same name, was written and showrun by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, and premiered on Amazon Prime Video in September. The story follows a group of comic book-obsessed young adults […]

News round-up: Orange Smarty sells 500+ factual hours; Fox building ‘Lego Masters’ S2; Fremantle gets ‘Tough As Nails’ in format deal

Orange Smarty sells 500+ factual hours Broadcasters TV4 in Sweden, Ananey in Israel, HRT in Croatia and Nine Network in Australia have collectively acquired more than 500 hours of premium factual content following deals with UK-based indie distributor Orange Smarty. TV4 entered into a two-year, 320-hour agreement for property-search format A Place In The Sun. […]

TBI In Conversation: Building an American ‘Utopia’ with Sharon Levy

TBI’s Mark Layton speaks to Sharon Levy, president of unscripted and scripted programming at Endemol Shine North America, about upcoming thriller Utopia, ahead of the series launch this week. While some scripted TV execs might have been tempted to hog the glory for getting John Cusack onboard his first drama series role, Sharon Levy is […]

Endemol Shine starts ‘Domino Effect’ competition format with YouTube talent

Lego Masters US producer Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) is moving into the dominoes game. The Banijay-owned production division has struck a deal with YouTube domino star Lily Hevesh and is developing a first-of-its-kind domino art competition series with the artist, whose online channels have garnered more than a billion views. Domino Effect is described as […]

Endemol Shine extends deals for Truly Original’s Glenda Hersh & Steven Weinstock

Endemol Shine Group has extended the deals of Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, toppers at The Real Housewives Of Atlanta prodco Truly Original. The agreement will see the duo remain co-presidents and co-CEOs of the unscripted TV production company, which was originally founded as True Entertainment in 2000. The company was acquired by Endemol in […]

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