Endemol Worldwide Distribution


Endemol Shine Group: the story so far

The enormous distribution group created by the merger of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media is taking shape, with a raft of new appointments, executives leaving the business and former staffers turning up elsewhere. Here are the key appointments at the new super group. Endemol Shine Group has been shaping up under CEO Sophie Turner […]

Sales arm shapes up at Endemol Shine

The merged global sales unit of Endemol Shine Group will be called Endemol Shine International. The unit will encompass the Endemol Worldwide Distribution and Shine International, and have bases in eight cities including London, LA, Paris, Sydney, Miami and Moscow and new bases in Singapore and Mumbai. Cathy Payne (pictured) will lead ESI as chief […]

Best of British SVOD service launches in Finland

Cirkus, the UK content SVOD service, has launched in Finland. The service has launched on the Sonera IPTV platform, which is run by Swedish/Finish telco TeliaSonera. It rolled out this week on the Finnish service and will then launch on the Telia service in Sweden in January. Cirkus is a low-cost SVOD service for pay […]

Endemol takes TV Land shows overseas

Endemol will distribute US cable channel TV Land’s latest sitcoms. Endemol Worldwide Distribution has taken international rights to The Jim Gaffigan Show and Impastor. The former, a 11x30mins single-cam comedy, is inspired by New York stand-up Gaffigan’s life, and includes Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) among its creators. Sony Pictures Television is coproducing with Entertainment Partners […]

BBC Two buys Aussie period drama

UK broadcaster BBC Two has acquired Australian period drama A Place to Call Home. The deal with Endemol Worldwide Distribution hands the BBC channel local rights to the show. In North America, RLJ Entertainment has acquired the first two seasons for its VOD service, Acorn TV, DVD release and distribution on public television stations in […]

Endemol to finance Amber Television shows

Endemol has secured a three-year development and distribution deal with UK producer Amber Television. This will see Endemol provide development funding and deficit financing for a new slate of Amber-produced shows in exchange for first-look distribution rights. Amber is planning to create a slate of scripted series for the UK, US and international TV markets […]

Streaming service Acorn buys Seven’s Aussie drama

Acorn TV has picked up US rights to A Place to Call Home, the Australian period drama that has just been recommissioned for a two more seasons. The series tells the story of a mysterious woman returning to 1950s Australia to start a new life. It was made by Seven Network’s in-house production unit and […]

News brief: Endemol sells My Kitchen Rules

Endemol’s distribution arm has sold cooking series My Kitchen Rules into Belgium. VMMA/VTM have acquired all five seasons of the finished cooking competition show and six seasons of its predecessor My Restaurant Rules are being made locally. The format was created by free-to-air Australian network Seven. The finished version and format are distributed by Endemol […]

DirecTV orders more MMA drama Kingdom

US pay TV platform operator DirecTV has ordered 20 more episodes of MMA drama Kingdom, which it will release in 10-episode batches in 2015 and 2016. Endemol Studios produces the US drama and Endemol Worldwide Distribution launched it internationally at MIPCOM last week. The series is a family drama set in California against a backdrop […]

Endemol secures Mam Tor first-look deal

Endemol Worldwide Distribution has secured an exclusive three-year development and distribution deal with new UK prodco Mam Tor Productions. Endemol’s sales arm will provide development funding and deficit financing in return for rights to programming coming from the prodco. Mam Tor launched in April this year with former film and TV agent Tally Garner at […]

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