Endemol names Just Spee as chief executive
Spee will in effect take over running the day-to-day operations from Marco Bassetti, Endemol's group president, who resigned Thursday after 15 years with the company.
Best known for its reality-show formats, including "Big Brother" and "Wipeout," Dutch-based Endemol has spent the last year restructuring its balance sheet and relationship with creditors.
Last year, the company rebuffed an unsolicited $1.4-billion takeover effort from Time Warner Inc.
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Photo: A scene from Endemol's "Wipeout." Credit: Adam Larkey / ABC