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SBS names new director of television

The Netherlands’ SBS Broadcasting has named Karin de Groot as its new director of television. She will sit on the SBS executive board and work closely with content chief Remco van Leem to oversee the various platforms the broadcaster operates. De Groot began her career as a producer at Endemol Netherlands before becoming channel manager […]

Premium video body launches in Europe

A premium video advocacy body is launching in Europe with the backing of numerous major broadcasters. The FreeWheel Council for Premium Video Europe (FWCE) formed this month following the creation of a US parent in 2015. It is aimed at keeping advertisers keen to spend their cash on premium video – whether that is high-end […]

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 […]

SBS names Sanoma exec as CEO

Dutch broadcaster SBS Broadcasting has appointed Peter de Mönnink as its new CEO, as part of a management rejig by parent company Sanoma. De Mönnink (pictured), who is already CEO of Sanoma Media Netherlands, will take on the SBS Broadcasting top job in addition to his existing duties, starting October 1. He takes over from […]

FremantleMedia refocuses Netherlands production effort

FremantleMedia is splitting its production operation in the Netherlands into distinct units covering drama and, separately, entertainment. Drama efforts will be channelled through local prodco FourOne.Media with Willem Zijlstra at the helm. Another local prodco banner, Blue Circle, will handle entertainment and format production. It will be run by Georgette Schlick, the former CEO of […]

SBS Discovery nets exclusive soccer deal

SBS Discovery Media, the unit created by Discovery following its acquisition of SBS Broadcasting, has secured the exclusive Scandinavian rights to European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournaments. SBS Discovery Media struck a deal with UEFA for rights across TV, online and mobile platforms in Denmark, Sweden […]