Former Warner Bros. Exec Becomes COO at Banijay


PARIS/LONDON: Peter Langenberg, who served as VP of business management at Warner Bros. International TV Production from 2011 until 2016, has been appointed chief operating officer of the Banijay Group.

Based in London and Paris, Langenberg will be directly responsible for Banijay Group’s operating companies across the U.K., the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Germany and India, with a particular focus on building synergies at group level and increasing development opportunities.

Prior to Warner Bros., Langenberg was COO for R&D Media Holding and 3 Circles Media. Previously, he spent ten years with Endemol, where his roles included executive director of operations for Latin America and later for the entire Endemol Group, and most recently as managing director of entertainment for Endemol Nederland.

Marco Bassetti, the CEO of Banijay Group,  commented, “We are delighted to have such a highly experienced and well-regarded international executive join us. Peter has an extremely strong track record in determining and expanding strategic opportunities across a wide-ranging group of companies and we are sure that his expertise and enthusiasm for the content business will take our growing federation of creative companies to the next level.”

Langenberg added, “I am excited to have the opportunity to work for one of the industry leaders and help strengthen its position as a true global player in creativity, production and distribution. I believe that Banijay, certainly after the recent merger with Zodiak, is just at the beginning of taking advantage of growth opportunities and I am looking forward to fostering synergies within the group, contributing to further expansion and being part of this exciting journey.”