Eureka Productions takes Talpa’s ‘Quiz With Balls’ into US

Eureka Productions, the US- and Australia-based firm behind Netflix’s remake of The Mole, has picked up rights to The Quiz With Balls from John de Mol’s Talpa. The format, which debuted on Talpa’s Dutch network SBS6 earlier this year, requires teams to answer a series of questions correctly in order to stop a giant ball […]

Netherlands first to open doors to BBCS’s format ‘This is MY House’

Talpa Network’s SBS 6 in the Netherlands has become the first broadcaster to pick up remake rights to BBC Studios (BBCS) format, This is MY House. The format, which was recently commissioned in the UK for an extended second season on BBC One, will be known in the Netherlands as Dit Is Mijn Huis and […]

John De Mol & Stephen Lambert link in US, UK for ‘Million Dollar Island’

Format industry heavyweights Stephen Lambert and John De Mol have struck a deal to take the latter’s Million Dollar Island show into the US and the UK. The adventure reality format, which has been created by De Mol’s Talpa, will be produced in the US and the UK by Lambert’s All3Media-backed firm Studio Lambert. Both […]

SBS6 embraces tech innovation with virtual talent show format

John de Mol’s Talpa Network has ordered a new talent show utilising motion capture and AR technology to create a virtual avatar for a live performance, to air on its Dutch comcaster SBS6. Developed in collaboration with US prodco NEP Group, Avastars, which will be broadcast early next year, will combine a singing talent and a dancing talent […]

Talpa TV’s SBS6 preps Dutch version of Rabbit Film’s ‘Over The Atlantic’

Talpa TV’s SBS6 in the Netherlands has commissioned a local version of adventure reality format Over The Atlantic, which is sold by Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films. The 7 x 60-minute series will be known locally as Alle Hens Aan Dek and is set to premiere on SBS6 in November, with Vincent TV Producties […]

Talpa Network appoints eOne, Endemol Shine alum as head of acquisitions

John de Mol’s Talpa Network has appointed former Entertainment One and Endemol Shine exec Erik de Winter as head of acquisitions. De Winter takes up the role from 1 March and will work across Talpa’s Netherlands-based broadcast channels SBS6, Net5, Veronica and SBS9. He will also be responsible for acquiring formats, movies, series and finished […]

‘Dancing On Ice’ scores Dutch remake

Dancing On Ice is heading to the Netherlands. Dutch network SBS6 has commissioned a local version of the popular primetime entertainment format, which finds celebrities figure skating with professional partners and competing against one another across various routines. Produced by Talpa Productions, the show will be hosted by Winston Gerschtanowitz and is to air on […]

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