Your Face Sounds Familiar

The Chinese reality condundrum

Formats veteran Clare Thompson says the latest regulatory decrees about Chinese formats market are a symptom of an ever-changing and increasingly complex commissioning market. In the years I’ve been giving presentations and talks about formats trends and development, I’ve often referred – almost casually – to the importance of keeping the different needs of your […]

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 […]

Ex-Fox content chief named Endemol Brazil boss

Former Fox International Channels content director Marcello Leão Braga has been named general manager at Endemol Brazil. He will replace Juliana Algañaraz, who exited in August after a stint that included the launch of shows such as SBT’s Your Face Sounds Familiar (Esse Artista Sou Eu), Fox’s The Brain (Os Incriveis – O Grande Desafio) […]

MIPTV 2014: Endemol packs Host in the Box

Endemol’s MIPTV formats slate is headed by Israeli crowdfunding show Fundastic and German fish-out-of-water series Host in a Box. The format allows viewers to interact via a crowdfunding budding entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a panel of judges. The show was developed by Endemol Israel and Reshet, the Israeli commercial broadcaster that Endemol invested in late […]

Endemol sells talent format to Middle East’s MBC

Pan-regional Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC has ordered a local version of Your Face Sounds Familiar, the celebrity singing talent format distributed by Endemol. The deal, which is the first for the format in the region, paves the way for a weekly primetime version of the show to go out on MBC’s MBC4 and MBC Egypt […]

Your Face gets more familiar with CEE

New format deals for celebrity singing format Your Face Sounds Familiar is among a batch of agreements Endemol has closed in Central and Eastern Europe. Your Face, which began life in Spain and has now sold into more than 30 territories, will launch on Czech Television’s CT1 and Slovak Television’s STV1 as a 12-part series. […]

Telefe finds Your Face Familiar

Telefe has commissioned Endemol Argentina to create a local version of singing format Your Face Sounds Familiar. The comedy talent show will be 13 episodes long and feature local celebrities taking on the identities of iconic singers in front of a studio audience. The show has now sold into more than 30 territories, including in […]

Initial MD promotion sparks reshuffle at Endemol UK

The managing director of Initial has been promoted to commercial director of the Big Brother producer’s parent, Endemol UK, a move that sparks a new reshuffle. Laurence Jones has been Initial’s MD since 2002 but now takes up the new UK-wide post. He will be replaced by Initial’s creative director Nick Samwell-Smith (pictured left, with […]

News brief: RTL Klub says Your Face Sounds Familiar

Hungary’s RLT Klub has commissioned a local version of Your Face Sounds Familiar. The Endemol format will launch in a prime time slot in early 2014. This follows deals across Central and Eastern Europe such as a Russian version on Channel One. The comic celebrity singing format was developed by Endemol Spain.

M6 buys Your Face Sounds Familiar

Broadcaster M6 is taking Endemol format Your Face Sounds Familiar into France. A primetime version of the programme will launch later this year, with Endemol France attached to produce. The channel has commissioned the latest run of the Endemol Spain-created format, which has been sold into 19 territories in total. Last week, Russian network Channel […]