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.
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.