Fox, Apollo plan Endemol, Shine, Core merger

21st Century Fox plans to create a joint venture with fund manager Apollo Global Management that would house a combined group of Endemol, Shine and CORE Media. Fox, Apollo plan to merge three major global production companies Move would bring Big Brother, MasterChef and Idol franchises together for first time No guarantee of deal, but […]

Diana Buddingh: Freshen up your formats

FremantleMedia is the home to some of the best-loved brands and formats in the world: from Family Feud to Farmer Wants a Wife, through The X Factor, Idols and Got Talent. Many of these globally renowned titles have been on air for a decade or more, and often sit at the heart of the networks’ […]

News brief: Colombia adapting Idols

Colombian broadcaster RCN is adapting FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment talent format Idols. This marks the first time the format has been made in Colombia. Idol Colombia will broadcast in spring this year and become the 47th version of the show. Its distributor, FremantleMedia International, has unveiled a batch of finished and format sales at NATPE […]

Simon Shaps sets up shop at Idol producer Core

At Core, Shaps will be MD, international content and production and create a London-based team that will develop formats for the European and US markets. He will report to Core Media boss Marc Graboff, the former boss of NBC. He said: “Core is committed to bringing its unique approach for creating and developing our own […]