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Diederick Santer to step down as Kudos CEO

Diederick Santer is to step down from his role as CEO at Endemol Shine prodco Kudos, after four years at the helm. Santer will be succeeded by Karen Wilson and Martin Haines, who will step up as joint managing directors. Wilson is currently chief creative officer and has been with the company since 2001, producing […]

TBI Weekly: Endemol Shine to monetise ‘deep’ catalogue via Amazon AVOD

As test partner to Freedive, the new ad-supported streamer from Amazon and IMDb, Endemol Shine hopes to replicate the success it has had with Amazon’s self-publishing Video Direct service, which has offered ESG’s titles ‘tens of millions of minutes’ of viewing time on a daily basis. Freedive launched in the US last week with a string […]

Fox orders Endemol Shine’s Big Bounce Battle

Fox has ordered physical format Big Bounce Battle from Endemol Shine. Endemol Shine North America will produce the format for Fox, with executive producers Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman all working on the title. Big Bounce Battle was originally created by Endemol Shine Netherlands and co-developed with Endemol Shine Germany for RTL. The […]

Endemol Shine exec confirms sale is imminent

The sale of Endemol Shine Group is reaching its final stages, with a deal expected in “a month or two”. Endemol chief creative officer Peter Salmon confirmed on Tuesday (18 September) at the Royal Television Society’s London conference that the business is close to reaching a deal, with new ownership expected to be in place […]

Bridging local and global: Lars Blomgren on his new move

The Bridge producer Lars Blomgren sits with TBI to discuss his preparation for an upcoming role as head of scripted for non-English language titles at Endemol Shine. You only have to look at Blomgren’s own hit drama The Bridge (Bron), and its successful international adaptations in Denmark, the US, UK and France, as well as […]

RTL withdraws interest in Endemol Shine purchase

German broadcaster RTL has withdrawn its interest in buying Endemol Shine as it focuses on growth initiatives such as building mass-audience VOD services and expanding FremantleMedia’s drama output. The FremantleMedia-owner revealed that it had dropped out of the race to purchase Endemol Shine, according to Reuters. “On Endemol Shine, we stepped out of the process,” […]

HBO Asia picks up Asian adaptation of The Bridge

HBO Asia is set to air the Asian adaptation of Endemol Shine’s The Bridge, a Viu original, this November. From November 26th the show will be available on the Viu OTT service in all available markets. On the same date it will also appear on HBO, HBO GO and HBO On Demand in: Brunei, Cambodia, […]

The Wall adaptation a “failure” for RTL Hungary, says CEO

At the New Europe Market (NEM) in Croatia, RTL Hungary CEO Gabriella Vidus branded the format adaptation of The Wall a “failure” for the channel, after a competitor created a similar local version of the game show. “We had a huge failure with The Wall, I have to say. Obviously it’s happened only in Hungary […]

STV, Endemol execs launch Scottish indie Very Nice

Scottish entertainment producers Andrew Robertson and Henry Imbert have launched Very Nice, an independent production company specialising in developing entertainment formats. Based in Glasgow, Very Nice aims to produce innovative titles across platforms. Robertson was previously creative director at STV, and moved on the Mentorn Media as head of entertainment where he oversaw commissions and […]

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