Endemol ploughs €30m into digital production venture

Production giant Endemol has unveiled a new global venture to create a network of connected digital channels, worth up to an initial €30 million (US$40.3 million). Endemol Beyond will make premium online international and local channels for platforms such as YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, MSN and Dailymotion. Thematic channels will include comedy, entertainment, fashion, film and […]

MTG set to beat Sky Vision to acquire DRG

Patrick Svensk’s MTG Studios is set to acquire UK distributor DRG after outgunning Sky Vision in an auction for the company, DTVE sister publication TBI understands. Sources close to the companies have said MTG Studios and Sky Vision are the remaining bidders in the process, with MTG set to win an auction process that began […]

Ynon Kreiz to head leading YouTube network

Former Endemol chief exec and chairman Ynon Kreiz has been named as YouTube channel network Maker Studios’ executive chairman. The news comes soon after Kriez sold his shareholding in Israel’s Kuperman Productions to former employer Endemol. He had left Endemol in 2011 after what was understood to be disagreement about the Big Brother producer’s strategic […]

Endemol buys Ynon Kreiz’s company, creates Israeli division

Endemol has taken a majority stake in Kuperman, the production company create by ex-Endemol and Fox Kids boss Ynon Kreiz. Following the deal, the production and distribution company has formed a new Israeli unit, Endemol Israel. Israel has proved a hotbed of creativity in recent times with a slew of entertainment and drama formats coming […]

Senior management shake-up at Endemol

Endemol has instigated wide-ranging senior management changes with new roles for Martha Brass, Edwin van Es and Boudewijn Beusmans. The production and distribution firm said Friday that chief operating officer and Endemol France boss Virginie Calmels is leaving. This morning it said that its Management Board, which comprises CEO Just Spee and president Tim Hincks, […]

Endemol boss Calmels resigns

Virginie Calmels has resigned as boss of Endemol France. Calmels was CEO, Endemol France, and COO, Endemol Group. She restructured the French division of the international format producer and distributor last year and her departure was unexpected. Endemol is still undergoing financial restructuring. Calmels said: “I would like to thank all the people I’ve worked […]

Endemol appoints French managing director

Production and distribution group Endemol has hired Nicholas Coppermann as the managing director of Endemol France. Coppermann, who has been programming boss at French commercial broadcaster M6 and CEO of Zodiak Media’s French producer Tele Images, will report to Virginie Calmels, who was recently upped to chief operating officer at Endemol and chairman and CEO […]

TV companies still grappling with social TV, says Endemol

Production companies and broadcasters are still working out how to effectively engage with social TV services, according to Olivier Gers, CEO of Endemol Worldwide Brands. Speaking at the Social TV World Summit in London, Gers said that the industry was still grappling with how to get value from Facebook. He said that in terms of […]

Endemol still on Warner Bros’ radar, says Rosenblum

Warner Bros TV would still consider a possible acquisition of production company Endemol depending on what the latter’s owners decide to do about the future of the company, according to Bruce Rosenblum, president of Warner Bros Television Group. Speaking at the NAB show in Las Vegas yesterday, Rosenblum said: “We very publicly made an offer […]

Management changes at Endemol

The president of production and distribution group Endemol has stepped down. Marco Bassetti announced his departure having joined Endemol in 1997 when his production company, Aran, was acquired by the company. Endemol said that interim CEO Justin Spee will now take the position on a full-time basis. He had been sharing the role on a […]