Los Angeles/London – Endemol announced the acquisition of a majority share of Authentic Entertainment in the USA. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Authentic Entertainment is a major creator and producer of factual, reality and documentary formats and has a wide-ranging portfolio of hit shows, producing more than 200 hours of programming per year. Founded in 2000 by Lauren Lexton and Tom Rogan, the company has rapidly grown to become a leader in non-scripted programming in the US, developing and producing series for a variety of networks including Bravo, Food Network, Sundance, Discovery, TLC and Animal Planet. Authentic’s credits include Ace of Cakes, Flipping Out!, My First Home, The Best Thing I Ever Ate and Toddlers and Tiaras. The company has also produced numerous award-winning specials, including The 750 Pound Man, My Husband’s Three Wives, Help I’m a Hoarder! and Incredibly Small: Kenadie’s Story.