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Warner Bros. exec Langenberg joins Banijay Group as COO

Banijay Group has recruited Warner Bros. International exec Peter Langenberg as chief operating officer. Based in London and Paris, he will oversee the producer-distributor’s companies operating across the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, ...
October 12, 2016

Banijay Group has recruited Warner Bros. International exec Peter Langenberg as chief operating officer.

Based in London and Paris, he will oversee the producer-distributor’s companies operating across the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Germany and India. His focus will be on “building synergies at Group level and increasing development opportunities,” according to a company statement.

Langenberg is Banijay’s first COO since it merged with Zodiak Media earlier this year.

From 2011 to 2016, he was vice president of business management at Warner Bros. International TV Production.  Prior to that, he was COO for R&D Media Holding and 3 Circles Media Holding. He also spent a decade at Endemol in various roles

Production companies under the Banijay Group umbrella include Bunim/Murray Productions, Stephen David Entertainment, RDF Television, IWC Media, Nordisk Film TV Denmark and Norway, and Adventure Line Productions.

Its portfolio of unscripted formats and titles spans Wife SwapKeeping Up With the Kardashians and The Secret Life of Four Year Olds.

Following the completion of the merger, Ron Henwood stepped down as Zodiak Media CEO for the UK, Belgium and Netherlands. In September, VP of global acquisitions formats and programs Fanny Baudry  left the organization after eight years.

About The Author
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 mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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