Keith Hindle

Fremantle ups investment in MCN Divimove

FremantleMedia has upped its investment in European multichannel network Divimove. Thought RTL Group-owned Fremantle’s stake remains at 75%, the new cash ensures Divimove founders Brian Ruhe, Philipp Bernecker and Sebastiaan van Dam remain in their respective CEO, marketing and audience posts for another two years. This is in stark contrast to RTL’s strategy with another […]

FremantleMedia takes majority stake in MCN

FremantleMedia has upped its stake in European multichannel network Divimove to take majority control of the business. The X Factor and Idol company first took a minority stake in Divimore in late 2013, a year after Brian Ruhe, Philipp Bernecker and Sebastiaan van Dam founded the MCN. FremantleMedia is now the firm’s majority shareholder. In […]

FremantleMedia hires branded content boss

FremantleMedia has hired Samantha Glynne as vice president, branded entertainment, to spearhead a push into branded content. She is tasked with driving the producer and distributor’s international branded entertainment activity, working with brands and agencies. Based in London, Glynne joined FremantleMedia’s digital and branded entertainment division last week, which is headed by Keith Hindle. He […]

FremantleMedia hires M&A expert from NBCU

FremantleMedia is gearing up for international acquisition activity with the hire of an M&A specialist from NBCUniversal. Julian Tomkins is joining the X Factor producer in a new role as director of strategy and mergers and acquisitions with immediate effect, based in London and reporting directly to FremantleMedia CEO Celine Frot-Coutaz (left). Tomkins comes across […]

Hindle restructures FremantleMedia’s digital operation

FremantleMedia has restructured its digital operations, putting several of its execs in senior positions. The RTL-owned producer and distributor implemented a wide-ranging restructure earlier this year, part of which was creating a Digital and Branded Entertainment arm. Keith Hindle (above), who was previously CEO of the Americas for the company’s now defunct licensing and distribution […]

FremantleMedia says restructure positions it for digital growth

The recent restructure at FremantleMedia has positioned it to capitalise on digital opportunities and acquisitions in the digital sector are likely, CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz (pictured) said. In response to a question from TBI, Frot-Coutaz said the recent restructure at the RTL-owned producer and distributor leaves it well placed to grow its digital business. The changes […]

Hindle to head new FremantleMedia digital arm

FremantleMedia has appointed its stateside-based exec Keith Hindle to lead its newly created Digital and Branded Entertainment arm. FremantleMedia CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz has called on Hindle, who was previously CEO of the Americas for the company’s licensing and distribution arm FremantleMedia Enterprises, to become CEO of digital and branded entertainment. Hindle will report into Frot-Coutaz, […]