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Endemol B.V.
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryTelevision production
Film distribution
PredecessorsJoop van den Ende TV Productions (1989)
John De Mol Productions (1992)
Founded1995; 29 years ago (1995)
FateMerged with Shine Group
Later acquired by Banijay
SuccessorEndemol Shine Group
Key people
Sophie Turner Laing (CEO)
ParentEndemol Shine Group
DivisionsEndemol Asia
Endemol Australia
Endemol Brasil
Endemol Deutschland
Endemol España
Endemol France
Endemol Italia
Endemol India
Endemol Israel
Endemol Middle East
Endemol Nederland
Endemol Nordics
Endemol Polska
Endemol Portugal
Endemol South Africa
Endemol Turkey
Endemol UK
Endemol USA
Subsidiaries51 Minds Entertainment
Artists Studio
Authentic Entertainment
B&B Endemol
Darlow Smithson Productions
Diagonal TV
Douglas Road Productions
Endemol Beyond
Endemol Games
Endemol Worldwide Distribution
House of Tomorrow
Original Media
Remarkable Television
Reshet (33%)
Tiger Aspect Productions
Tigress Productions
True Entertainment
YAM 112003
Zeppelin Television

Endemol was a media company based in the Netherlands that produced programs for television.[1] The company had subsidiaries and joint ventures in 23 countries. These countries included 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.[2] 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, Fear Factor and Anime de Training EX. It also creates the popular series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Endemol was bought by Shine Group (a joint-venture between The Walt Disney Company and Apollo Global Management) and was headquartered in the Netherlands in 2015 ad Endemol Shine Group.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bidders Line Up for Endemol Shine | TVWeek". Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  2. "ITV 'very sensible' at first investor day in 11 years, says Barclays as it cuts target price". Proactiveinvestors UK. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  3. Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (2014-12-17). "Endemol, Shine & Core Joint Venture Gets Name, Sets More Top Execs, Merges Distribution & International Operations". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  4. "Fox-Apollo TV Merger Joins 'Idol' With 'Biggest Loser'". bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2021-05-28.

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