Peter Van den bussche is back joining Eccholine to set up UK operationsPeter Van den bussche is back joining Eccholine to set up UK operations

Format | London | 07/10/2019

Peter Van den bussche is back joining Eccholine to set up UK operations Peter Van den bussche joins Eccholine, the international line-production company set up in 2011 by Ludo Poppe, creator of the hit adventure race reality format ‘Peking Express’, to head the UK office.

Eccholine is specialized in enabling the production of big, ambitious formats like Peking Express, Ninja Warrior and Nomads for broadcasters around the world. It has line-produced over 45 series of ‘Peking Express’ for 16 territories to date, including for M6 France, Rai2 Italy, TVN Poland and has set up the ‘Ninja Warrior ™’ obstacle course for 25 series including for ITV UK, TF1 France and RTL Germany.

Eccholine is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium and has local production offices in Bangkok, Thailand.

Ludo Poppe, President Eccholine commented: “Over the past eight years we’ve worked very hard to line-produce known independent formats efficiently and have been responsible for the successful roll-out of Peking Express and Ninja Warrior ™. The time is right to offer our added value to a broader circle and to reach out to the independent creatives, the superindies and the international SVOD platforms. The UK is where these future partners operate as it is one of the most dynamic creative TV markets in the world. Peter’s in-depth understanding of this market puts Eccholine in an excellent position to set-up shop there and take this next step”.

Peter Van den bussche commented: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining Eccholine. I love their bold and innovative approach to production and I am bringing a great company to the UK. I have already started reaching out to production companies, broadcasters and SVOD platforms with a clear message: let’s partner on old and new formats and let us help your formats travel as we did for Peking Express and Ninja Warrior ™.

Peter will be joining the Eccholine team in Cannes for Mipcom where the company will be unveiling a raft of new formats and marking the 15th anniversary of the hit format ‘Peking Express’.

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