PARIS– Endemol Shine Group is restructuring its Scandinavian operations with the launch of Endemol Shine Nordics, which will become the region’s largest production group.
Endemol Shine Nordics, the conglom recently formed by the merger of Shine, Endemol and CORE media, will regroup companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. These include Meter Television, STO-CPH Produktion, Filmlance International, Friday TV, Mag5 Content, Rubicon TV, Metronome Spartacus, Metronome Productions, Endemol Sweden and Shine Finland.
The combined companies’ portfolio boasts “Big Brother,” “Bron/Broen” (“The Bridge”), “Biggest Loser,” “Clash of the Choirs,” “Hotel Caesar,” “Lilyhammer” (pictured above), “MasterChef,” “The Money Drop,” “The Third Eye” and third-party licenses including Sony’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”
“The integration of Endemol and Shine companies in the Nordics reinforces a market leading position for the new group,” said Gary Carter, co-CEO of international operations at Endemol Shine Group. “Both groups have a proven track record of creating compelling shows that resonate and travel around the world. Endemol Shine Nordics will continue in the tradition of empowering creative talent to produce programs, non-scripted and scripted, that captivate audiences within the Nordics and globally,” added Carter, who will oversee Endemol Shine Nordics’ operations.
As part of the restructuration, Michael Porseryd, the CEO of Endemol Nordics, as well as Rikke Nissen, Endemol Denmark’s managing director, and Eric Linschooten, Endemol Norway’s managing director, will leave the company.
Meanwhile, CFO Rosenlund and Victoria Kjellberg, head of business and legal affairs for Shine Nordics, will keep their positions at Endemol Shine Nordics.
The group will maintain its relationship with Heartland, Merete Mortensen’s Denmark-based factual label; and Endemol Sweden will continue to produce the drama series “Gåsmamman,” which has started shooting.