Peter Lubbers


New interim chief for SBS6 to replace Oosterman

Patrick van Mierlo has taken over as interim programme director at Dutch broadcaster SBS6, following the resignation of René Oosterman. SBS6 has struggled in the ratings department despite acquiring valued Champions League football rights, with company part-owner John de Mol concerned by developments, according to local press. Van Mierlo, a seasoned Dutch executive who worked […]

Zodiak Nederland hires ex-Endemol Shine exec

Zodiak Nederland has brought over former Endemol Shine Group formats exec Remco Lentjes to take a new chief creative officer post. Lentjes will oversee development of original concepts and international format adaptations at the Banijay Group-owned producer. He begins on July 1 and also joins the Zodiak Nederland management team. Lentjes was most recently international […]

SBS channel chief steps down

René Oosterman has resigned as channel manager of Dutch free-to-air channel SBS6. SBS confirmed the news to TBI, saying that Oosterman is leaving the broadcaster because of changes to the channel manager role after just over two years in the position. The broadcaster said that Peter Lubbers, the director of SBS Television Broadcasting, will cover […]

Smeenge in at Zodiak as SBS lands Lubbers

Jan Hendrik Smeenge has been promoted to Zodiak Nederland CEO following the exit of Peter Lubbers, who is leaving for a new job at SBS Broadcasting. Smeenge (left) is currently head of development, having joined last year from Eyeworks Nederland last July. In the new post he will report to group CEO Marc Antoine d’Halluin […]

Zodiak Nederland lands Eyeworks development chief

Zodiak Nederland has hired former Eyeworks Nederland producer Jan Hendrik Smeenge has head of development. Smeenge (left) was formerly Eyeworks Nederland’s head of development, but is now joining the new look Dutch Zodiak, which brought on former Fox International Channels Benelux general programme director Peter Lubbers in March. He is replacing Tatiana Lagewaard, who joined […]

FIC’s Lubbers to replace CEO at Zodiak Nederland

Roy Aalderink is departing Zodiak Nederland and will be replaced as CEO by Peter Lubbers, Fox International Channels’ Benelux programming chief. The move continues a long period of executive changes at production and distribution giant Zodiak Media, which began when Marc-Antoine d’Halluin became CEO last year. The Dutch arm of Zodiak Media, which is behind […]