The Netherlands’ SBS Broadcasting has named Karin de Groot as its new director of television.
De Groot began her career as a producer at Endemol Netherlands before becoming channel manager of SBS-owned Net5 in 2005.
She held that post until 2010, when she joined All3Media-owned IDTV, and then returned to SBS to become channel chief at SBS6 last November.
Taco Rijssemus exited Dutch pubcaster KRO-NCRV to lead IDTV following her departure.
Upon her hire last November, van Leem pointed to de Groot’s experience in producing and channel controlling as a sign the broadcaster had hired “the right woman” to lead the John de Mol-owned business, which comprises Net5, SBS6, Veronica and SBS9.