William Tan


China’s Hunan TV, Endemol Shine partner on ‘Sing Or Spin’

Endemol Shine Group is co-developing primetime entertainment format Sing Or Spin with Chinese producer-broadcaster Hunan TV. The project will see Endemol Shine China teaming with Hunan TV on the singing format, in which a unique revolving stage lets singers know how well they are scoring. The show has been developed as part of Hunan TV’s […]

Endemol Shine gets ‘Younger’ in China

Endemol Shine China is to produce a local version of the TV Land drama Younger. Produced in association with Huace Group, Endemol Shine China is to deliver a 40 x 45-minute Mandarin-language adaptation of the Darren Star-created US show, which follows a woman who lies about her age to get ahead in the cut-throat world […]

Made with China: is it time to transcend the quota narrative?

International distributors are increasingly finding new ways of navigating the mixed messages shrouding China’s ominous content quotas and censorship rules. Andy Fry investigates. In recent times, international content companies have been confronted with two conflicting narratives when it comes to China. On the one hand, the country has been pitched as a fast-growing market with […]

Endemol Shine Asia chief exits in rejig

Endemol Shine Asia (ESA) managing director Fotini Paraskakis (pictured) is leaving her role, as part of a regional restructure. Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing said in a note to staff the changes would see the business now focused on regional productions from various hubs around Asia. With Paraskakis leaving in mid-2018 after a […]

Endemol Shine Group: the story so far

The enormous distribution group created by the merger of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media is taking shape, with a raft of new appointments, executives leaving the business and former staffers turning up elsewhere. Here are the key appointments at the new super group. Endemol Shine Group has been shaping up under CEO Sophie Turner […]

Endemol Shine hires China boss, Asia CEO exits

Endemol Shine Group has recruited Viacom’s William Tan to run its China operation and confirmed that the CEO of its wider Asian operations, Arjen van Mierlo, is departing. Tan joins from Viacom and will start in the new role in April, the same month that will see van Mierlo exit the business. Endemol Shine has […]