Roy Aalderink


Aalderink and Lubbers band with MGM in Euro formats push

US studio MGM has set up a Dutch-based formats development operations with European programming execs Roy Aalderink and Peter Lubbers. The creation of Concept Street comes after MGM scored a coproduction pact with Redseven Entertainment in Germany last November to create local shows and remake MGM formats. The new Dutch company will have a similar […]

Voice co-creator named Strix Benelux CEO

A former Talpa Media and BBC entertainment exec credited for co-creating The Voice and I Love My Country has joined Strix Benelux as CEO, with Roy Aalderink exiting. Vincent Dijkema (pictured) will lead the Nice Entertainment Group-owned prodco from January 2018, replacing Aalderink, who left the business earlier this autumn. Aalderink had been in the […]

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 […]

Zodiak’s Lagewaard exits for Strix

Strix Holland has hired Tatiana Lagewaard as creative director. She joins production company Strix from Zodiak Nederland, the Dutch division of Zodiak Media, where she was head of development. The move reunites her with Roy Aalderink, who was CEO of Zodiak Nederland until March this year when he landed the role of Strix Holland chief […]

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 […]

Palm Plus becomes Zodiak Nederland

Dutch production company Palm Plus has been rebranded Zodiak Nederland. The Zodiak Media-owned producer makes shows including Fort Boyard, Embarrassing Bodies and Junior Masterchef in the Netherlands. It is run by CEO Roy Aalderink. He said: “These past few years we have grown into an all-round production company which produces many successful primetime television programmes […]