Several bidders, including Liberty Global, are preparing offers for TV production company Endemol Shine, maker of classic reality show Big Brother and the dystopian Black Mirror dramas, before an initial deadline next week.
Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin have been named co-chairmen and co-CEOs North America of the new joint venture of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media.
Endemol CEO Tim Hincks will serve as president of the new joint venture to be formed by 21st Century Fox’s Shine Group, Endemol and Core Media. He will report to CEO Sophie Turner Laing.
Former BSkyB content executive Sophie Turner Laing will be CEO of the new group that brings together Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media.
Former BSkyB content executive Sophie Turner Laing will lead the company to be formed by the combination of 21st Century Fox’s Shine Group, Endemol and Core Media as CEO, the companies said Sunday. The former managing director of content for U.K. pay TV giant BSkyB will lead what will be the world’s largest independent TV producer.
The TV production company, known for such shows as Big Brother and Hell on Wheels, also appoints a CFO and establishes a management committee.
The former News Corp. president is in preliminary discussions to merge his independent entertainment company, Apollo Global Management, with two prominent reality television production firms, Endemol and Core Media Group.
The syndication veteran will be in charge of the new the one-hour show that will be produced in Chicago and debut this fall.
The producer of Wipeout, Fear Factor and Big Brother says that more than two-thirds of its lenders back the proposal.
Mediaset, the Italian broadcast and cinema giant controlled by Italy’s recently ousted prime minister, has said it will make a bid to take over troubled Dutch reality television producer Endemol.
Time Warner Inc has made a non-binding offer for debt-burdened Dutch TV production company Endemol, a spokesman for Endemol said on Friday.
The 10 stations will carry the new show from Endemol USA that will debut in syndication next fall. The one-hour show will be based largely on Harvey’s relationship advice books.
The project, produced by Endemol USA and distributed by NBCUniversal, is described as a “comedy show with talk show elements” that will focus on relationship issues.
The CEO of Endemol, the world’s largest independent production house, says social TV is “going to be huge.” The CEO of Hulu calls it a game-changer. And the research firm Futurescape says social TV has “radical implications for the future of television viewing.” Is it just hyperbole, or are real economics in play? There are three arenas where social TV is quickly gaining traction, and all three have the potential to become billion dollar businesses by themselves.
Endemol, the world’s largest independent television producer by revenue, profits and programming hours, has parted company with its CEO, Ynon Kreiz. The departure of Kreiz will herald a restructuring of the $2.8 billion debt that has beset the company during most of his tenure, according to people close to the company.