UK gameshow Pointless set for US remake

US gameshow network GSN is aiming to remake Endemol Shine Group’s British quiz format Pointless. The show is a staple daytime series for BBC One in the UK, which has run to more than 1,000 episodes to date. Endemol Shine North America’s Authentic Entertainment is working up a US version for GSN, which Sony Pictures […]

Twofour exec, Fox land Remarkable top jobs

Endemol Shine UK’s Remarkable Television has appointed a Twofour Group daytime executive as one of two new managing directors. Kitty Walshe will lead the Pointless producer with James Fox, who is promoted from creative director of multplatform game show formats subsidiary Remarkable Games. The pair replace Colette Foster, who left in April, and Nick Mather, […]

Dutch, French nets have Pointless plan

A Dutch public broadcaster has commissioned a local version of game show Pointless, which is also set to comeback on France 3. AVRO / TROS has ordered the Dutch version of the show, which is from the Endemol Shine Group stable. Endemol Shine Netherlands will produce the show, which will run to 25 episodes and […]

Electric Ray poaches Endemol’s Parry

Sony-backed UK prodco Electric Ray has brought Endemol entertainment executive Shaun Parry into its fold. Parry will take up the new post of creative director, overseeing Electric Ray’s entertainment programming slate as well as its development unit, which creates formats for the international market. He takes up the post in March and will report to […]

BBC orders new gameshow from Endemol

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned Two Tribes, a new gameshow from Endemol-owned production company Remarkable. It will be presented by Richard Osman (pictured), who has become a well-known face on British screens after co-hosting another Remarkable BBC gameshow, Pointless. Two Tribes will be a 30x30mins series and launch later this year on the BBC’s […]

Endemol makes Pointless CEE deals

Endemol has sealed finished programme and format deals for its hit UK-originated gameshow Pointless in the Central and Eastern Europe region. Polish pubcaster TVP has ordered a local version of the quiz and a 26-episode Polish version will run on the TVP2 channel starting later this month. PRVA in Serbia has also ordered a local […]

News brief: More Pointless for BBC One

UK broadcaster BBC One has commissioned more than 200 more episodes of Remarkable Television-produced gameshow Pointless. The deal comprises three seasons for BBC Daytime, with 24 episodes being primetime Saturday night Pointless Celebrity shows. Once broadcast, the new seasons will mean Pointless has been running in the UK for 13 seasons. The general knowledge show […]

Cat and Mouse execs join Microsoft for new Skype-based TV project

The founders of TV technology firm Cat and Mouse have left the company to work on a new Skype-based TV solution for Microsoft, TBI has learned. Cat and Mouse specialises in studio graphics and software and interactive solutions for TV shows and live events, working with a range of producers and broadcasters, largely in the […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

Endemol UK promotes Remarkable boss to creative role

Endemol’s UK business has promoted David Flynn to become its chief creative officer. Currently Endemol-owned Remarkable Television’s joint managing director and co-chair of its UK Digital Board, will now oversee creativity across the Endemol UK group. As a result, Endemol UK’s controller, entertainment and formats, Nick Mather has taken Flynn’s role at Remarkable, where he […]