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Endemol acquires stake in Ensemble

Endemol has acquired a stake in Ensemble Entertainment. The US production company is run by The Pacific producer Tony To.

This further expands Endemol’s reach in the United States and moves the company into TV event and mini-series programming for the first time.

This also follows Endemol’s acquisition of reality producer Authentic Entertainment, the company behind Ace of Cakes and Toddlers and Tiaras, in August.

Endemol has bought a minority stake in Ensemble, which was founded by Tony To, who has produced The Pacific, Band of Brothers and From The Earth To The Moon,  Patrick Murray and Jin Ishimoto.

Tom Toumazis, chief commercial officer of Endemol comments: “This partnership represents another significant step in our ongoing strategy for growth in scripted programming.  Tony and his team have demonstrated an extraordinary talent for delivering event television of the highest quality and we believe Ensemble’s productions will be in great demand around the world. We are extremely excited about the opportunities our partnership will create.”