Marina Williams

Exclusive: The Wall heads to the Middle East

Game show The Wall, a US format created and produced by Glassman Media, SpringHill Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio, will be heading to the Middle East. MBC has acquired the rights to broadcast local versions of the format in Arabic. The news arrives after the format has already aired in 16 territories worldwide. The […]

Endemol Shine’s Gold shines in Russia

Russian broadcaster Rossiya 1 has bought a pair of Endemol Shine formats, Gold of a Nation and Everybody Dance! WeiT Media, Endemol Shine Group’s Moscow based prodco struck the deals and will make local versions of the shows for the Russian free TV channel. Gold of Nation pitches young science geniuses against one another in […]

Endemol Shine names int’l ops COO

Marina Williams has been named COO of international operations at Endemol Shine Group. Williams (pictured) was formerly Endemol Shine’s regional CEO of central and eastern Europe and Middle East and North Africa, but has added India and Africa to her duties with the promotion. She will work closely with management at local companies such as […]

Big Brother to make Turkish debut

Turkey’s Star TV has ordered a local version of Big Brother, marking the first ever Turkish version of the classic reality format. Endemol Shine International distributes the show and struck the Star deal. Endemol Shine Turkey will produce the local series, which will run for 15 weeks and launch on Star this summer. There will […]

Star, ATV land Endemol Turkey dramas

Two Turkish broadcasters have commissioned primetime scripted series from Endemol Turkey, whose debut drama in the territory launches next month. Star TV has ordered dark comedy-drama Sparrow Palace, while ATV has commissioned Overturn, a modern day family drama. Sparrow Palace (known locally as Serce Sarayi) follows a beautiful, young widow with a dark side. It […]

CEE format deals for Endemol

Endemol has sold its Next One and Unbeatable (pictured) formats into the CEE region for the first time. Ukrainian broadcaster Novy Channel has picked up Unbeatable – a new game show where contestants with distinctive skills have to face their toughest opponents. The 13 episode series will launch autumn 2014. High speed general knowledge show […]