Endemol

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Endemol N.V.
Type Publicly traded company
Industry Television
When it was created 1994
Headquarters Hilversum, Netherlands
Key people Joop van den Ende
John de Mol
(founders)
Things made Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor
Website www.endemol.com

Endemol is a company based in the Netherlands that makes programs for television. The company has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 23 countries. These countries include the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Poland, Netherlands, India, South Africa, Lebanon, Morocco and Australia among others.

Endemol was founded in 1994 with the combining of the television companies owned by Joop van den Ende and John de Mol. The name of the company comes from the combination of their surnames (Ende + Mol). The company is best known for making reality programs. One of its best known programs is the reality series Big Brother. This series has over 40 different version which are shown in over 100 countries. The company also makes many different game shows such as Deal or No Deal and Fear Factor. It also creates the popular series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Currently, the company is primarily owned by a group of people lead by John de Mol.

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