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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 […]

John de Mol consolidates media assets

John de Mol has consolidated his media assets, including his Dutch commercial channels, in a new business called Talpa Network. The company will comprise SBS6, Net5, Veronica and SBS9, online services Juke and Kijk, Sky Radio and Radio 10, and a new acquisition: e-commerce business Emesa. Endemol co-founder de Mol (pictured) has also said there […]

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 […]

SBS6 names ex-IDTV boss as channel chief

Dutch broadcaster SBS6 has hired the former CEO of All3Media-owned prodco IDTV as its new channel manager. Karin de Groot will replace interim chief Patrick van Mierlo, who had been filling in since the exit of René Oosterman in the midst of poor ratings. SBS Broadcasting content director Remco van Leen said SBS6 was planning […]

The QYou strikes deal with OTT service Knippr

Youth-focused broadcaster The QYou has struck a deal with T-Mobile’s Dutch over-the-top service, Knipppr. Under the deal, The QYou’s linear channel of curated web content will be available to subscribers of Knippr, which went live in June. The agreement marks The QYou’s latest expansion in the Netherlands, following its partnership with Ziggo Sport earlier this […]

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 […]

T-Mobile’s Dutch OTT service Knippr goes live

T-Mobile in the Netherlands has launched its over-the-top TV service, Knippr, giving users access to popular Dutch TV channels across devices. The €10.99 (US$12.38) per-month offering lets both T-Mobile customers and non-customers stream channels and on-demand content to their smartphones, tablets and computers. From next month Knippr will also be accessible on TV via Google […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: The Puppet Show

The Puppet Show was, Talpa Global boss Maarten Meijs says, a “butterfly project”, by which he means the team had butterflies in their stomachs ahead of broadcast. These likely disappeared when the overnights landed. The opening episode on Talpa-backed SBS6 delivering over one million viewers in an 8.30pm-10pm part of the grid that averages 450,000 […]

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