Wipeout


Show of the week: Big Bounce Battle

Big Bounce Battle promises to be one of the most fun new formats at MIPTV this year. The show, originally from Endemol Shine Netherlands and for German network RTL via Endemol Shine Germany, uses the growing global trend for trampolining and parkour as the centre point of its USP as a format. “It seems like […]

ITV prepares to launch Talpa’s Cannonball

A UK version of Talpa Global’s physical gameshow format Cannonball is in the works for ITV. The deal marks ITV’s latest deal for a show from Talpa, the Dutch company it bought for an initial US$500 million in early 2015. Cannonball is a water-based physical gameshow in which contestants compete across crazy water-based challenges, such […]

Nordisk Film TV poaches trio of Zodiak execs

Nordisk Film TV’s Swedish arm has hired a new managing director, Kristoffer Graci, who comes across from Zodiak Media prodco Jarowskij as one of three hires. At Jarowskij, Graci was deputy managing director. He will be joined at Banijay Group-owned Nordisk Film TV Sweden by another two Jarowskij development executives, Henrik Breitholtz and Carl-Johan Sjöö. […]

News brief: ABC goes for seventh Wipeout

US broadcaster ABC has commissioned a seventh season of Endemol obstacle course format Wipeout. The new season will include a ‘Tournament of Champions’ event, bringing together previous season winners to compete for the first time. Endemol USA is producing, with creator Matt Kunitz, plus Scott Larsen, Trice Barto, J. Rupert Thompson, and Kevin Wehrenberg executive […]

David Goldberg out at Endemol

David Goldberg is leaving Endemol USA at the end of the year. The chairman and CEO of Endemol’s North American division has been with the company for over a decade having been brought in by John de Mol in 2000 to build a US business. Goldberg will depart in December but remain as a consultant […]

Foxtel buys hundreds of hours of lifestyle from Endemol

Foxtel has acquired a 282-hour package of lifestyle programming from Endemol. The Australian pay TV operator has acquired the raft of content, which will play across a range of its channels. It has taken new seasons of Wipeout! for The Comedy Channel and two seasons of AMC’s unscripted show for the joint venture A&E channel. […]

NBC pins hopes on Wall of Fame

US broadcast network NBC has ordered an eight-episode series of Endemol USA’s new gameshow series Wall of Fame. The programme, which launched at MIPTV in April, is an hour-long comedy show in which families answer trivia questions to win cash prizes. The twist is they can win more by guessing which celebrities on the titular […]

Turner raids MTV for head of programming

Turner Broadcasting System has poached Chris Linn from MTV. Linn will be president and head of programming at TBS’ TruTV, responsible for all programming on the cable net including development and production of originals. Linn was executive VP of programming and head of production at the US MTV channel. At MTV he developed and oversaw […]