Speaker Biography

Julien DeGroote

TitleHead of Non-Scripted Commissioning, Format Development and Program Scouting, TF1
BioJulien DeGroote currently serves as Head of Non-scripted Commissioning, Format Development and Program Scouting for French leading network TF1 GROUP. He is responsible for commissioning, developing and overseeing the new shows for the three national TF1 GROUP channels: TF1, TMC and TFX. His credits include: NINJA WARRIOR, THE WALL, BIG MUSIC QUIZ.

Degroote is also in charge of spotting the best ideas and trends around the world as Head of Scripted and Alternative Scouting.

Prior to joining TF1 in 2014, Degroote has been a TV producer for 12 years. As Head of Programs in the French independent TV production company COYOTE, he managed 200 hours of TV shows produced each year and multi-million budget for TF1 in different genres: FAMILY FEUD, FOUR IN A BED, PEOPLE’S QUIZ, 30+ live entertainment prime time shows.

Previously, Julien Degroote served as Creative senior executive of ENDEMOL FRANCE working on BIG BROTHER, STAR ACADEMY and overseeing the adaptation of THE CELEBRITIES’ FARM.