Yvonne Pilkington

NBCU hires ex-Endemol Shine exec for formats

NBCUniversal International Studios has brought in former Endemol Shine Group formats sales chief Ana Langenberg to replace Yvonne Pilkington, who exited recently. Langenberg has joined as senior VP of format sales and productions at NBCUniversal International Formats, which is part of NBCUIS. Pilkington exited recently after a long spell at the international arm of Comcast-owned […]

Formats chief Pilkington exits NBCU

NBCUniversal (NBCU) International Studios’ format chief, Yvonne Pilkington, has left her role, TBI has learned. Pilkington has been with the international arm of Comcast-owned NBCU since 2009, but is leaving for a career change. Her role saw her lead all format development, production and sales, working on shows such as Top Chef and The Real […]

Viewpoint: Discop Dubai fills a gap in the MENA market

On the eve of the inaugural Discop Dubai event, Yvonne Pilkington, senior VP of format sales and production at NBCUniversal International Formats, explains how content is evolving in the Middle East and North Africa region. The creation of Discop Dubai last year reflected the growing appetite for high-quality content in the Middle East. Boasting an […]

How Do I Look? format breaks into LatAm

NBCUniversal’s international formats division has shopped its makeover show How Do I Look? to stablemate E! Entertainment in Mexico. The Mexican E! channel order for a local version – Cambiame El Look – is the first format deal for the show in LatAm. The Mexican show will run to 13 parts and enter production this […]

NBCU inks formats deal with France’s Terminal 9

The formats arm of NBCUniversal has inked a first-look deal with Terminal 9 Studios. Paris-based formats company Terminal 9 will work up formats for NBCU, which the studio will then further develop through its network of production companies and take to market. Terminal 9 Studios’s managing director and creative director, Claude Lacaze will work closely […]

NBCU formats director exiting

NBCUniversal International Studios’ director of formats and production is leaving the company after four years, TBI has learned. Jonathan Tuovinen is exiting his post at the Comcast-owned company’s London office. His next move is unknown, but it is understood he will remain in London. An NBCU spokesperson confirmed his departure today. Tuovinen joined NBCU from […]

TF1 to adapt NBCU format for France

French commercial broadcast leader TF1 has commissioned a local version of The People’s Quiz, news that comes after format owner NBCUniversal rebranded its international production and sales arm. TF1 bought the format from NBCU International Formats, which is part of new NBCU division NBCU International Studios. Comcast Communications-owned NBCU decided to rebrand its international operations […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]