John de Mol


ITV Studios kickstarts major distribution restructure as Talpa’s John de Mol exits

ITV Studios has kickstarted a major restructure of its distribution business that sees the catalogues of Armoza Formats, Twofour and Talpa Media folded into one unscripted catalogue, and new chapter for ITV’s relationship with The Voice creator John de Mol.  ITV Studios’ distribution and commercial arms, formerly known as ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will now operate […]

USA Network greenlights ‘Cannonball’ series

USA Network has handed a series order for physical competition series Cannonball.  The 10-part series, which is based on a Talpa format, will be produced by ITV Entertainment and is to premiere next year. The show, which aired on UK broadcaster ITV in 2017 for one series before being cancelled, sees contestants engaging in whacky […]

30 years of TBI: The TBI 20 (2003)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2003, TBI asked the industry to nominate the top 20 executives in the business at that point, and results brought together some of the biggest names in the […]

30 years of TBI: New World Order (2010)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2010 there were parallels to the rise M&A activity we have seen in the past year. While today we’re looking at the Fox/Disney or AT&T/Time Warner tie-ups, eight […]

John de Mol chips in to Taco Ketelaar’s DFFRNT Media

John de Mol’s Talpa Network has acquired a minority stake in DFFRNT Media, a digital media platform led by former Sat.1 and Blazhoffski exec Taco Ketelaar. As part of the DFFRNT Media investment, Endemol co-founder de Mol (pictured) is building on Talpa Network’s ‘media for equity’ initiative, which sees the company use its media assets […]

De Mol helps creators find ‘The Fastest Way to Screen’

John de Mol and his Talpa Network are introducing ‘The Fastest Way to the Screen’ – a format ‘accelerator’ that gives international creators a chance to gain straight-to-series orders, and has hired former Sony exec Lisette van Diepen to lead it. The Fastest Way to the Screen will accept pitches for non-released, new original paper […]

John de Mol consolidates media assets

John de Mol has consolidated his media assets, including his Dutch commercial channels, in a new business called Talpa Network. The company will comprise SBS6, Net5, Veronica and SBS9, online services Juke and Kijk, Sky Radio and Radio 10, and a new acquisition: e-commerce business Emesa. Endemol co-founder de Mol (pictured) has also said there […]

Talpa launches global reality experiment

Talpa has launched Lost in Translation at MIPCOM, a new global reality format that brings together participants from various countries that can only speak their own language. One production will have local adaptations for each participating country. Twelve contestants from various countries will be dropped off at a remote location and must get together to […]

Talpa brings on Sanoma/SBS chief

Talpa Media’s parent has brought on Sanoma Media BeNe CEO Peter de Mönnink. The veteran executive will become chief commercial officer of Talpa Holding and CEO of its subsidiary broadcaster, SBS, on January 11 next year. The position is a new one, and comes soon after Talpa became the sole owner of SBS, with Finland-based […]

ITV America & Talpa enter strategic partnership

ITV-owned Talpa Media USA has entered into a production partnership with ITV America as part of a strategic change, and named new co-CEOS. The partnership will see Talpa’s North American shows produced through ITV America’s infrastructure. This will also allow Talpa to “tap into ITV America’s extensive resources”. UK broadcaster ITV bought Talpa in a […]

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