Endemol Shine North America

News round-up: Paramount+ reports “most successful” week; ESNA & Aarón Sánchez partner for scripted show’; Great Pacific preps science series

Paramount+ reports “most successful” week ViacomCBS has claimed that its streaming service Paramount+ has experienced its “most successful week ever” after it added more than one million new subscribers. The company said that this was a new record for total signups since its rebranding from CBS All Access, and that it had also hit new […]

Banijay’s ESNA promotes Scott Shillet to expanded product role

Banijay-owned Endemol Shine North America has promoted Scott Shillet to a new role overseeing product development across the company’s non-scripted and scripted series. Shillet becomes VP of licensing and leads all creative partnerships, while adding oversight of product development across the North American output. The exec, who joined in 2019, was previously executive director of […]

Peacock preps Endemol Shine period dating show ‘Pride & Prejudice’

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has ordered a new dating format from Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) that takes participants to the Regency era. Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment In Romance will see contestants transported to Regency-style England, where a group of eligible suitors will attempt “to win the heart of the heroine and her court.” The […]

TBI In Conversation: Lining up nostalgia with ‘Domino Challenge’

Banijay’s James Townley and Endemol Shine France’s Jean-Louis Blot tell TBI deputy editor Mark Layton how they’ve found success putting the ‘game’ in game shows, ahead of Domino Challenge‘s global debut today. Nostalgic, family-friendly entertainment formats are currently en vogue, and Banijay’s latest offering, Domino Challenge, looks set to fit firmly within that trend when it launches […]

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 […]

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