Endemol Beyond

Makers OTT platform launches in the UK

The digital Makers Channel has launched in the UK. The service will be run in the UK by Makers MD Eline van der Velden who has made several digital shows for Endemol Beyond and Dailymotion. The free OTT channel, which has been optimised for mobile viewing, curates videos and webisodes from various sources and also has […]

Maker Studios exec moves to Endemol Beyond

Endemol Beyond USA has hired Maker Studios’ Todd Barrish to become its executive VP, creative partnerships. Barrish was senior VP, global strategic partnerships at The Walt Disney Company-owned multichannel network Maker. The move reunites him with Bonnie Pan, who joined Endemol Beyond USA as president last month after leaving Maker, where she was EVP, programming. Barrish […]

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 […]

Ramme out as Endemol Beyond changes continue

Georg Ramme is to leave his management position at multichannel network Endemol Beyond, which is rebranding as Endemol Shine Beyond. Twitter Germany’s head of TV and talent, Michael Kollatschny, is taking Ramme’s role as managing director of Endemol Beyond Germany, while Endemol Shine group director of commercial and strategy Wim Ponnet adds Ramme’s duties as […]

Endemol Beyond, Viacom launch German Icon

Endemol Beyond Germany and Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe have partnered to launch a local version of multiplatform lifestyle channel Icon. The pair and brand partner ASOS has created FLiP, which is a local language version of Icon, which premiered in the UK and US in March 2015 and is now being adapted in […]

AwesomenessTV to expand with Endemol Beyond

Endemol Beyond is to launch local language versions of teen multichannel network AwesomenessTV following the signing of a multi-year strategic partnership. The networks will run in territories such as the UK, Germany, Spain and Brazil, marking the first time the US-based AwesomenessTV will have local market presence. New originals will be created, including long-form series, […]

Ex-Endemol Beyond USA chief joins start-up

Former Endemol Beyond USA president Will Keenan has joined live streaming platform Streamup as president and chief content officer. Keenan left the US division of Endemol Shine Group’s multichannel networks arm in August, with Adrian Sexton named as his replacement in the interim. His new gig, Streamup, is a non-ad-supported live-streaming platform that has built […]

Endemol Beyond names Ramme as global MD

Georg Ramme has been upped to global managing director of Endemol Beyond, the digital and multichannel network division of the Endemol Shine Group. Ramme started up the Endemol Beyond initiative, overseeing a German hub in 2012. He will continue to lead that and also spearhead the international roll out of the Endemol Beyond network of […]

Endemol Shine UK restructures MCN business

Multichannel networks Endemol Beyond UK and ChannelFlip are to continue operating separately under the Endemol Shine UK umbrella. The two companies come from different sides of the Endemol Shine Group merger, with Endemol Beyond UK previously part of Endemol and ChannelFlip part of Shine Group. As part of a restructuring Endemol Shine UK executive producer […]

Endemol Beyond makes YouTube sports net play

The UK arm of digital company Endemol Beyond has partnered with online gamer Olatunji (aka KSI) to launch a sports-themed YouTube channel. Rule’m Sports will follow KSI over a year as he attempts to master five sporting disciplines. This will comprise more than 150 pieces of content and feature sport stars such as boxer Amir […]