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

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty