Talpa Global

Exclusive: Keshet, Talpa Global alum Cynthia Kennedy joins Vincent TV

Benelux production company Vincent TV has appointed former Keshet exec and Talpa Global SVP Cynthia Kennedy to head its sales division, TBI has learned. Kennedy takes up the role from today having previously been SVP of licensing at Talpa Global. Prior to that, she was sales director at Keshet International and also worked for BBC […]

Talpa Global appoints Kim Dingler as MD

Talpa Media has rejigged the role of Kim Dingler, who will now act as Talpa Global’s managing director. In her new role, Dingler is responsible for the global rollout and commercialisation of TV formats and digital projects. She will be in charge of the daily operations of Talpa Global and succeed Maarten Meijis, who was […]

Talpa Media ups Meijs to COO

Talpa Media has upped Talpa Global’s managing director Maarten Meijs to COO. In his new role, Meijs will be the first to lead in the daily operations with ITV Studios and its associated companies. Talpa Media was acquired by ITV in 2015. Furthermore, Meijs will be responsible for strengthening the operational connection between the various […]

Endemol Shine veteran heads to Talpa

Talpa Global has hired Ingrid Akkerman as its head of licensing and branded content. The new recruit joins from Endemol Shine after more than a decade at the company at its predecessor Endemol, where she held various positions including in format sales. At Talpa Global, the distribution arm of ITV-owned Talpa Media, she will work […]

ITV confirms Talpa Cannonball deal

ITV has confirmed it will run a local version of Cannonball, the physical gameshow from Talpa. The UK broadcaster will run a ten-part version of the show, with its in-house prodco Potato making the show. The family gameshow has contestants take on a range of water-based challenges. It originated in the Netherlands and comes from […]

ITV prepares to launch Talpa’s Cannonball

A UK version of Talpa Global’s physical gameshow format Cannonball is in the works for ITV. The deal marks ITV’s latest deal for a show from Talpa, the Dutch company it bought for an initial US$500 million in early 2015. Cannonball is a water-based physical gameshow in which contestants compete across crazy water-based challenges, such […]

Talpa registers another Story of My Life deal

Talpa has secured another deal for a local version of The Story of My Life, the celebrity ageing format it launched at MIPCOM. Brazilian free to air broadcaster SBT is the latest to take the show. Maarten Meijs, managing director of Talpa Global said: “It’s fantastic to see territories appreciate the honest, emotional and daring […]

New free TV deal for Talpa’s latest format

Talpa’s The Story of My Life has won an order from Russian free-to-air broadcaster Channel One. The show is billed as a talkshow with a twist and features celebrity couples who, through prosthetics and make-up are aged, allowing them to see what each other will look like in years to come. Talpa’s sales arm launched […]

MIPTV: Dance, Dance, Dance dances onto RTL

Celebrity dance format Dance, Dance, Dance has been picked up by German free-to-air broadcaster RTL. The format hails from ITV owned Talpa, which launched originally on RTL4 in the Netherlands last year. Talpa’s sales arm, which is separate from that of its parent company ITV, sells the show and struck the German deal. It has […]

Talpa taps ex-C4 exec for UK development

Talpa UK has hired a former Channel 4 commissioning editor to become its director of development and formats. The British arm of ITV Studios-owned Talpa Media has appointed Madeleine Knight to the post. She joins having previously been at UK broadcaster C4, where her commissions included 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Time Crashers, […]