Former TF1, Endemol exec joins Monterosa

Former TF1 and Endemol digital exec David Jullien has joined multiscreen TV specialist Monterosa. He takes the newly-created role of head of international broadcast and will work with producers and broadcasters on second- and multiscreen apps and experiences. At TF1, Jullien was head of digital gaming before moving to Endemol as business development director, driving […]

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 launches online lifestyle channel

Endemol’s digital division has teamed up with YouTube beauty and fashion expert Michelle Phan to launch Icon, a new online channel. Content from the new Endemol Beyond service will be available in the US and UK on YouTube as well as via Dailymotion, Roku, Pluto TV and connected TV and social media platforms. The content […]

ITV hires Endemol’s Christopher

The content and distribution arm of UK broadcaster ITV has hired David Christopher as director of international commercial and digital. He joins from Endemol Shine. In the newly-created role at ITV Studios, he will sit within the formats team and report to Mike Beale, executive VP of global development and formats. Christopher will oversee digital […]

Viacom replaces Blink! with Paramount Channel HD in Poland

Viacom International Media Networks has withdrawn Blink!, its joint-venture channel with Endemol, from the Polish market and replaced the service with Paramount Channel HD.  Paramount Channel HD is the second HD service launches by VIMN in Poland, following the debut of Comedy Central HD last year. General entertainment channel Blink! Began broadcasting in 2011 and […]

Murdoch talks Shine-Endemol and Sky Europe in Cannes

James Murdoch spoke publicly about the Shine-Endemol merger yesterday at MIPCOM. Speaking about the deal, which was announced last week, the 21st Century Fox COO said that the while the combined production and distribution business will benefit from enormous scale, the parent company does not want to ‘over-synergise’ . “We want to create a larger […]

Apollo and 21st Century Fox finalise Endemol-Shine merger

Endemol owner Apollo Global Management and Shine’s parent 21st Century Fox have confirmed their plan to merge the companies, along with Apollo’s Core Media Group.  The deal will see the firms co-manage the resulting group, which will be by far the largest in terms of catalogue and revenues in the international television. Financial terms of the agreement were […]

Murdoch exiting Shine after merger

Liz Murdoch with leave Shine Group, which she founded in 2001, when the production group merges with Endemol and CORE Media Group, it is understood. Murdoch has been chairman of MasterChef producer Shine for the past two years after handing the CEO role over to her number two, Alex Mahon. Sources indicate Murdoch is largely […]

Turner Laing named as Shine-Endemol-Core chief

Former BSkyB content boss Sophie Turner Laing has landed what is perhaps the biggest job in global production. She will be CEO of the merged Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media Group TV production giant, which is set to launch as a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management. “Pending the parties […]

Endemol launching online gaming channel

Production and distribution group Endemol is launching a new video game-focussed online channel, Legends of Gaming. The new service will be run by Endemol’s digital channels unit Endemol Beyond, which launched last year. The channel will feature up-and-coming and established YouTube gamers as they compete in a UK-wide tournament. The contestants will take on superhero […]

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