Endemol Shine North America & Just Entertainment Sign Pact with Hologram USA and FilmOn TV
November 20, 2015 - Endemol Shine North America and Just Entertainment Studios have signed an exclusive development deal with Hologram USA, North America’s only creator of patented HD quality holographic projections. The announcement was made today by Just Entertainment Studios’ CEO Justin Hochberg, Endemol Shine North America COO Ben Samek and Alki David, Hologram USA’s Founder and CEO.
Under the deal, Just Entertainment and Endemol Shine North America have exclusive rights to develop select TV programming using Hologram USA’s patented technology and life rights to many of the international performers in its stable, which include Whitney Houston, Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Bing Crosby, Andy Kaufman, Redd Foxx and many more.
Hologram USA has exclusive rights to the patented technologies used to create life-size, hologram-like images across all platforms in North America. Live performances of the hologram shows and digital distribution of shows created under the deal will be presented on FilmOn TV Networks’ FilmOn.com. Alki David, and SVPs David Nussbaum and Gary Shoefield will Executive Produce all programming developed from the partnership.
Just Entertainment, which is housed at Endemol Shine North America, is a television and new media studio focused on unscripted television, branded entertainment and digital content.
“Today more than ever, TV needs big live events and what’s bigger than the greatest acts of all time coming back to life to perform live? Or better yet, performing for the first time with some of today’s most successful artists,” said Just Entertainment Studios CEO Justin Hochberg. “Only Alki David and Hologram USA could have thought of this and we couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with them.”
“Hologram USA has proven to be the world’s leader in this space and we’re truly excited by the myriad options that both their technology and celebrity relationships offer us in developing unprecedented TV programming with the team at Just Entertainment,” said Endemol Shine’s Ben Samek.
“We have the biggest and most exciting technology changing the entertainment industry, so naturally we went with the biggest and most exciting creators of television, Endemol Shine North America and Just Entertainment, as our partners,” said Hologram USA CEO Alki David. “The stories we’re telling with
this new medium are incredible, and the TV programming we’ll create together will add unbelievable reach to new audiences.”
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ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies in the U.S. that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico. And subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series including Below Deck (Bravo), Bullseye (FOX), Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Fake Off (TruTV) Hell on Wheels (AMC), Ink Master (Spike), It Takes a Church (GSN), Kingdom (DirecTV), Knife Fight (Esquire), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Swamp People (History), The Island (NBC), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Wipeout (ABC) and many more.
Endemol Beyond USA, one of the fastest-growing and award-winning digital networks of 2014, is part of the Endemol Shine Group. As a Premium Content Network, Endemol Beyond USA content is available across more than 20 platforms including YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, Roku, TiVo, DailyMotion and Amazon Fire TV. Endemol Beyond is the first Premium Channel Network with hubs in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with plans to expand into Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. Endemol Beyond USA produces and distributes premium-quality online content starring influential talent such as Pitbull, Brittany Furlan, Drea De Matteo and Andy Milonakis across lifestyle, comedy, reality and music-themed digital networks. Together Endemol Beyond and digital pioneer Michelle Phan have recently launched ICON, the first worldwide Premium Lifestyle Network. ICON is an online global destination featuring a prolific slate of original programming in beauty, fashion, wellness, DIY, food, human interest stories and travel.Endemol Beyond USA’s new eSports and gaming network SMASHER recently launched with the debut of “Legends of Gaming.” Visit GetBeyond.us
About Hologram USA
Hologram USA is part of Alki David’s Anakando Media Group of companies which is also home to the streaming TV platform FilmOn.com, pay-per-view site ETV.com, and digital distribution site MondoTunes. The company is the only licensed producer in North America of the patented technology that creates the HD quality holograms that are creating what The Hollywood Reporter has called a billion dollar industry in the making. Select Hologram USA productions will stream live on FilmOn.com, on television via its partnership with Endemol, and be supported by Anakanado companies Class 15 and MondoTunes. It is the same technology that created the famous Tupac Shakur hologram at Coachella in 2012. For more information please visit
ABOUT JUST ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS
Just Entertainment Studios is a television and new media studio focused on unscripted television, branded entrainment and digital content. Over the course of his career, Hochberg has created and sold over 30 television formats and has completed more than $120 million in product integration deals with over a dozen networks and some of the world’s most respected brands, including DirecTV, NFL, P&G, Pepsi, Planet Hollywood Resorts, Sports Illustrated, Staples and more.
As a producer, he has guided four cable networks into reality programming with content including “The Great Escape” for TNT, which he created and served as executive producer with Ron Howard; “The Moment” for USA Network, which received a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Reality Series,” “Race to the Scene” with Dolph Lundgren for Reelz Channel and “The Profit” for CNBC, the channel’s #1 and highest-rated original series. He was named as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 50 most powerful reality producers in 2012. Hochberg graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received his M.B.A. with a focus in Media Management from Columbia Business School. He is a member of the Television Academy and resides in Los Angeles, CA.