Maarten Meijs


Talpa recruits Kebbi for Middle East launch

John de Mol’s Talpa has launched a Middle East production unit, which will be run by former Sony Pictures Television exec Ziad Kebbi. He will run Talpa Middle East alongside Maximum Media, the regional prodco he formed after leaving SPT. Sources first linked Kebbi with Talpa as TBI revealed news of Zebbi’s departure from SPT in […]

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 […]

De Mol’s Talpa launches branded prodcos in Europe

John De Mol’s Talpa Media is launching branded production bases in the UK, Italy and Scandinavia. Talpa UK, Talpa Italia and Talpa Nordic have been established in London, Rome and Copenhagen, with Shed Media, Sony-backed Toro TV and Nordisk  Film TV the respective local joint venture partners. All three bases will produce formats such as […]

Talpa format is Utopia for Turkish channel

Talpa Media’s reality format Utopia will be produced in Turkey for media tycoon Acun Ilıcalı’s network TV8. The format – in which a group attempts to forge a new society over a year – has sold to Ilıcalı’s Acun Medya, which will produce and broadcast the local version. Acun Medya has already adapted Talpa formats The […]