Wim Ponnet

TBI Weekly: Endemol Shine to monetise ‘deep’ catalogue via Amazon AVOD

As test partner to Freedive, the new ad-supported streamer from Amazon and IMDb, Endemol Shine hopes to replicate the success it has had with Amazon’s self-publishing Video Direct service, which has offered ESG’s titles ‘tens of millions of minutes’ of viewing time on a daily basis. Freedive launched in the US last week with a string […]

Endemol Shine creates games unit

Global production giant Endemol Shine has created a games development and publishing wing. Good Catch will create “high quality, entertainment-focused games across multiple platforms”, according to the 21st Century Fox-backed Endemol Shine. The division will launch with a pair of games, ninja brawler-focused Black and White Bushido and KSI Unleashed, which features UK YouTube star […]

AwesomenessTV launches locally in Europe, Brazil

Localised versions of majority Dreamworks-owned multichannel network Awesomeness TV has officially launched in the UK, Spain, France, Germany and Brazil. The launches, made in partnership with Endemol Shine Group, follow an initial rollout of the MCN in the UK last month, with local language versions and original content now available in each of the five […]

Endemol Shine UK unifies digital content arms

Endemol Shine UK is bringing its two multichannel networks together, and implementing new management in the process. Endemol Beyond UK and ChannelFlip will now operate under a new banner, Endemol Shine Beyond UK. ChannelFlip will continue as an MCN brand within Endemol Shine Beyond UK, which is billed as a premium content network that operates […]

Endemol Shine hires strategic chief from Yahoo

Endemol Shine Group has poached a senior director from digital firm Yahoo to become its director, strategy and commercial development. Wim Ponnet has been at Yahoo EMEA, which former Channel 5 chief Dawn Airey runs, since 2011, but moves to Big Brother firm ESG this autumn. He will report directly to Endemol Shine CEO Sophie […]