The Top 7: Endemol Entertainment

Endemol Entertainment
April 1, 2006

Endemol Entertainment
Hilversum, Netherlands

They don’t come much bigger than Endemol Entertainment. Established in 1994 after a merger of two major TV producers in the Netherlands (Joop van den Ende Productions and John de Mol Produkties), the company now operates in 23 countries and produced more than 25,000 hours of television in 2004, divided into about 300 series. Endemol has over 900 formats in its library, including hits like Big Brother, Fear Factor, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Deal or No Deal, Ready Steady Cook and Star Academy.

Employees: 4,801 internationally (1,178 on unlimited contract)
Hours this year: many
Upcoming includes: The Match (Sky 1), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4, TV2 Denmark), plus many others

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.