Taco Ketelaar

John de Mol chips in to Taco Ketelaar’s DFFRNT Media

John de Mol’s Talpa Network has acquired a minority stake in DFFRNT Media, a digital media platform led by former Sat.1 and Blazhoffski exec Taco Ketelaar. As part of the DFFRNT Media investment, Endemol co-founder de Mol (pictured) is building on Talpa Network’s ‘media for equity’ initiative, which sees the company use its media assets […]

RTL II names ents chief as Vanhoefer exits

German channel RTL II has named Shona Fraser as its director of entertainment and development following the exit of Tabea Vanhoefer. England-born Fraser (pictured) has worked at companies including RTL subsidiary prodco Norddeich TV, Red Bull TV and Tresor Television, but now heads up the commercial channe’s entertainment efforts. “With her longstanding expertise in front of […]

MIPTV 2014 news brief: The Feds pursuing Zombie Boot Camp

Australia-based prodco The Feds has hired veteran producer Julia Peters ahead of heading to Cannes to launch its new zombie series. Peters, who has worked for Essential Media and Entertainment, Eyeworks, FremantleMedia and the major Australian networks, will be executive producer at The Feds. The Feds, which recently secured a portion of Screen Australia’s funding […]

Ketelaar, Pflueger joining Sat.1 in reshuffle

Ex-Blazhoffski CEO Taco Ketelaar and RTL Croatia programming chief Kaspar Pflueger are joining German channel Sat.1 as part of a top level restructuring. ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned Sat.1 has named a new top team that will operate under managing director Nicolas Paalzow. Within this, Ketelaar becomes senior VP, primetime entertainment on February 1, while Pflueger will join […]

Taco Ketelaar leaving Warner Bros.’ Blazhoffski

Taco Ketelaar, CEO of Blazhoffski, is leaving the company. Ketelaar’s responsibilities will be assumed by Blazhoffski cofounder and creative director Dan Blazer and company CFO Erik Cornelissen as well as by Warner Bros. International Television Production, based in London. Dan Blazer said: “Taco has been a great asset to Blazhoffski, providing strong and thoughtful leadership […]