Tom Toumazis joins Airey’s team at Yahoo

Disney and Endemol veteran Tom Toumazis has joined Yahoo, taking the role of head of partnerships, EMEA, at the web giant. He will report to Dawn Airey, the former RTL and Channel 5 exec who is currently senior VP, Yahoo EMEA. Toumazis will oversee partnerships for Yahoo, working with companies in the content, publishing and wider […]

21st Century Fox president fails to shut door on BSkyB takeover

The president and chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox, Chase Carey, failed to rule out making another 100% bid for BSkyB but said that the firm’s current focus is on establishing Sky Europe. Speaking at the Royal Television Society conference in London this morning, Carey, said that 21st Century Fox’s plan “right now” is […]

Marc Graboff leaves Core as Endemol merger moves closer

Marc Graboff, the former NBC programming boss, is leaving Core Media Group. His departure is being seen as a clear sign that the Core-Endemol-Shine merger is moving ahead, with Endemol North America bosses Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin taking over Graboff’s responsibilities. In May 21st Century Fox said it plans to create a joint venture […]

BBC to scrap production quotas after TV mega-mergers

The BBC will scrap the mechanism by which it divides up in-house and independent production quotas following the mass of mega-mergers happening in the indie sector. The shake-up – described as one of the largest in the BBC’s 92-year history – is designed to create a “level playing-field between BBC producers and independent ones”, which […]

Fox, Apollo plan Endemol, Shine, Core merger

21st Century Fox plans to create a joint venture with fund manager Apollo Global Management that would house a combined group of Endemol, Shine and CORE Media. Fox confirmed the parties had entered into a “preliminary agreement” to create the venture, though it could not assure a proposed transaction would be completed. A combined Shine, […]

Tom Toumazis returns to TV

Tom Toumazis, the former Disney distribution boss and Endemol CCO, is returning to the TV sector to become chairman of the board at TVBeat, a real-time audience measurement business. Having worked at Eurosport, Disney, ITV and Endemol, Toumazis left the TV business to take the helm at publishing firm Mecom. Speaking about his new role […]

Endemol UK appoints new games division head

Production company Endemol UK has upped the commercial director of its games division, Owain Walbyoff, to managing director of the unit, as part of an internal reorganisation. Walbyoff will replace former Endemol Games MD Jurian van der Meer, who has moved to a new post at Endemol Netherlands, where he will work as commercial director. […]

On-demand service Cirkus signs Endemol deal

‘Best of British’ on-demand service Cirkus has acquired BBC dramas Peaky Blinders and Death Comes to Pemberley as part of a wide-ranging output deal with Endemol. The agreement gives Cirkus access to Endemol’s drama, comedy and entertainment shows and includes the upcoming BBC World War I drama The Ark, plus library shows such as Prisoner’s Wives, Public Enemies and Secret Diary of a […]

Endemol buys into Israeli broadcaster Reshet

Endemol has acquired a 33% stake in Reshet. The investment is part of a wider deal that will see the production and distribution giant and the free-to-air Israeli broadcaster join forces to create and produced new on-screen and multiplatform content. The deal increases Endemol’s exposure to the Israeli market and comes after its acquisition of […]

Endemol invests in social games firm Plumbee

Production and distribution group Endemol has invested in Plumbee, the sports technology firm that run the Mirrorball Slots Facebook game. Endemol is seeking to invest in digital services and recently launched a new multimillion Euro global venture to create a network of connected digital channels. The Plumbee investment involves Endemol ploughing in US$13 million (€9.43 […]