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WarnerMedia hires Talpa Network exec to lead HBO Max unscripted commissioning in EMEA

WarnerMedia has hired the head of Talpa Network’s Dutch channel Net 5 to lead its unscripted commissioning efforts for soon-to-launch streamer HBO Max, which rolls out in the region later this year. Annelies Sitvast takes the newly created role of head of unscripted production at WarnerMedia EMEA and will commission unscripted programming for the streamer. […]

Discovery weighs SBS Netherlands move

Discovery is understood to be considering a move for the SBS free-to-air broadcast business in the Netherlands. Reports surfaced in the Netherlands last week, suggesting that US-listed Discovery has contacted the SBS shareholders Sanoma and Talpa about a possible deal. Talpa founder John de Mol told De Telegraaf that Discovery is interested in a deal. […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]