Friday TV


Endemol Shine restructures in Nordics

Endemol Shine Group has given several execs in the Nordics new roles in a reorganisation that covers the responsibilities of outgoing co-CEO Gary Carter in the region. Carter (left) leaves ESG next month and the company has prepared for his exit by implementing a range of exec changes. Bertil Rosenlund has been upped from CFO […]

Porseryd exits as Endemol Shine Nordics arises

Endemol Shine Group has revealed the shape of its Nordics business, with Gary Carter overseeing the unit and Michael Porseryd the highest profile casualty of a wide-reaching restructure. The division – Scandinavia’s largest production group – will be known as Endemol Shine Nordics, comprising 11 production companies and four broadcast facilities across Sweden, Norway, Denmark […]

Ex-FremantleMedia Finland boss joins Friday

Former FremantleMedia in Finland chief Marika Makaroff has resurfaced at Shine Group-owned Swedish producer Friday TV She has signed on as Friday’s managing director, replacing Simon Romanus, who has been in the role on an interim basis since Per Blankens left to helm American Idol for Fox in the US in May last year. Romanus […]

Shine sells Clash of the Choirs into Ukraine

Shine International has shopped its Clash of the Choirs (pictured) format into Ukraine. The deal took effect earlier this year and local free-to-air commercial broadcaster 1+1 has just launched its local version of the singing competition series. The local Clash of the Choirs started last Sunday (November 10). Other international broadcasters that have taken the format, […]

Former Friday TV chief to revamp American Idol

Swedish reality TV executive Per Blankens is heading to the US to become an executive producer on Fox’s flagging talent format American Idol. Blankens will join the show in its upcoming 13th season. He will join News Corp. veteran David Hill on the 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America-produced series. This comes after Nigel Lythgoe […]

Fox’s Latino channel orders more Minute To Win It

Fox’s recently-launched US Hispanic cable network MundoFox has ordered another season of its version of Minute To Win It. Season one of the Spanish-language version of the gameshow, Minuto Para Ganar, was made in LA and production will switch to New York for the new series. The show is produced by Shine Hispanic & Latin […]

GSN orders cable version of Minute to Win It

US cable net GSN has ordered a new version of Shine’s gameshow format Minute to Win It. The 40x1hrs version for GSN marks the first time dedicated episodes will have been on US cable. The show, in which contestants take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around […]