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Endemol Shine signs first series deals for “The Brain”

Global production juggernaut Endemol Shine Group has signed first series deals for The Brain in Central and Eastern Europe. Endemol Shine Poland has been commissioned by Polsat to produce eight primetime episodes ...
March 10, 2017

Global production juggernaut Endemol Shine Group has signed first series deals for The Brain in Central and Eastern Europe.

Endemol Shine Poland has been commissioned by Polsat to produce eight primetime episodes of the series, which showcases the amazing skills and talents of contestants who compete for a cash prize by performing mental and physical challenges.

A celebrity panel provides humorous and insightful commentary for the audience.

Endemol Shine Poland also produces primetime titles including MasterChef and MasterChef Junior for TVN Your Face Sounds Familiar for Polsat, The Money Drop for TVP2 and Hollywood Wives for TVN.

The Brain is prepped to launch in Croatia and Serbia following a deal brokered between Endemol Shine Group and Emotion, who will produce the pan-Balkan series for RTL and PRVA.

Elsewhere, WeiT Media, Endemol Shine Group’s Moscow-based production company has been greenlight by Rossiya 1 for a second series of The Brain following its launch last year.

Endemol Shine Germany along their joint venture company Herr P and broadcaster ZDF, originally developed The Brain, which has been sold to eleven territories and counting including the U.S, China, Russia, Brazil, Spain, Italy and France.

The Brain has already been successful in the region following a stellar launch in Russia last year where the show was recommissioned immediately. This drew the attention of all key broadcasters in neighboring territories and we can’t wait to astound audiences in Poland, Serbia and Croatia,” said Marina Williams, COO of international operations at Endemol Shine Group, in a statement.

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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