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Endemol Shine Group Taps Magnus Kastner as CEO for Germany


Magnus Kastner, who has previously held roles at Viacom International Media Networks and Discovery Networks Deutschland, has been appointed as CEO of Endemol Shine Germany.

Kastner has 25 years’ experience in the TV industry, most recently with eSports company Turtle Entertainment, where he served as chief executive in Los Angeles. Prior to this, Kastner was CEO and executive VP for Northern Europe at Viacom International Media Networks and president at Rotana Media Group in Dubai. He was also senior VP and general manager at Discovery Networks Deutschland.

As CEO of Endemol Shine Germany, a post he takes up next month, Kastner will report to Boudewijn Beusmans, chairman of Northern Europe.

Kastner said: “Endemol Shine Germany is an amazing company, brilliant, creative and prolific with an unparalleled track record in both creating original IP and adapting IP across multiple genres. I am very much looking forward to working with the team and collaborating with new colleagues around the global Endemol Shine Group to build on this success.”

Beusmans added: “Magnus is an exceptionally talented executive with a profound knowledge of the German media landscape along with an international perspective and experience. We look forward to him joining next month and I’d like to thank Rainer, Ute and Gabi for ensuring the company is in great shape until then.”

Sophie Turner Laing, CEO of Endemol Shine Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Magnus to Endemol Shine. His experience and outlook make him an excellent addition both to the German team and our international network of leaders around the group.”

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