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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 […]

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 […]

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