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Endemol launches Worldwide Brands division

Global entertainment company Endemol has launched a new division, Endemol Worldwide Brands, in order to extend its IP across multiple platforms.
March 29, 2010

Global entertainment company Endemol has launched a new division, Endemol Worldwide Brands, in order to extend its IP across multiple platforms. The new division will be tasked with licensing and merchandising initiatives as well as investment in product development and creating games applications and social gaming sites. The division will also work closely with Endemol’s international companies in coordinating and supporting the group’s branded entertainment endeavors. The division will be headed up by newly appointed CEO Olivier Gers, formerly general manager, FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide and an SVP at IMG. As well, Joerg Bachmaier, formerly SVP, digital media & business development at Endemol USA and a recent panelist for the 2010 Realscreen Summit’s transmedia ’21st Century Factual’ session, has been appointed as SVP/GM Americas at Endemol Worldwide Brands. More appointments are to be announced.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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