Former Endemol chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz has resurfaced at US online video production company Maker Studios.
Kreiz, who left the Big Brother producer a year ago, has been named chairman of Los Angeles-based Maker, one of whose brands last week became the first YouTube channel to notch up one billion views in the UK. The firm was named among the top five most popular YouTube channel partners in the US earlier this week.
“Ynon helps bring a level of expertise of the next phase of where we want to go,” Maker CEO Danny Zappin told The Hollywood Reporter.
Kreiz will join the Maker board alongside Zappin, co-founders Lisa and Ben Donovan and investors Mark Suster of GRP Partners and Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners.
Spee recently reignited rumours of a possible tie-up with co-founder John de Mol’s Talpa Media as Endemol nears completion of a complex and lengthy financial restructuring process.