Talpa Global

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, […]

French network to make Talpa’s Puppet Show

French commercial network TF1 is the first overseas broadcaster to create a local version of Dutch entertainment format The Puppet Show. The Talpa Media-produced-and-owned format debuted in the Netherlands on SBS6 and was a ratings hit. The first season increased its average slot share for the key 20-49 demographic by 127.7%. The opening episode on […]

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 […]

Mongolia takes The Voice

Mongolia has become the latest territory to order a local version of Singing competition series The Voice. National Times News Media’s NTN channel, which has a reach of abut three million homes, has commissioned the format, the first time it has greenlit a local version of an international show. “It was high time we brought […]

Talpa poaches FremantleMedia exec in int’l restructure

John de Mol’s Talpa Media has re-hired FremantleMedia’s Diana Buddingh for a newly-restructured international division, and poached the managing director of A. Smith & Co. to head its US division. Buddingh will be director of global productions at Talpa Global, which is born out the merger of the programming unit Talpa Content and global licensing […]