Diana Buddingh

Talpa poaches FremantleMedia exec in int’l restructure

John de Mol’s Talpa Media has re-hired FremantleMedia’s Diana Buddingh for a newly-restructured international division, and poached the managing director of A. Smith & Co. to head its US division. Buddingh will be director of global productions at Talpa Global, which is born out the merger of the programming unit Talpa Content and global licensing […]

FremantleMedia seals new X Factor deals

The X Factor has been renewed by several key free-to-air broadcasters and the show’s distributor, FremantleMedia, has sealed deals for four more local versions of the music competition series. New deals for The X Factor include a recommission from Seven Network for the Australian version of the show. DR1 (Denmark), TVN (Poland), Channel One (Russia) […]

FremantleMedia hires ex-Talpa production boss

FremantleMedia has followed up the hire of Lee Rierson as US COO with the appointment of a former Talpa and Endemol production executive. Diana Buddingh will become the X Factor company’s director of global entertainment on October 1. The 27-year TV veteran will be based in London, responsible for the brand management and global roll […]