Talpa International

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 […]

Canadian channel seeks format Utopia

Canada has become the sixth territory to get a local version of Talpa Media’s buzzy social experiment format Utopia. Rogers Broadcasting-owned City TV scored the deal with distributor Talpa International, and is planning to launch its English-language show this autumn as part of its fall/winter schedule. Utopia launched in the Netherlands on SBS6, which is […]

Talpa format is Utopia for Turkish channel

Talpa Media’s reality format Utopia will be produced in Turkey for media tycoon Acun Ilıcalı’s network TV8. The format – in which a group attempts to forge a new society over a year – has sold to Ilıcalı’s Acun Medya, which will produce and broadcast the local version. Acun Medya has already adapted Talpa formats The […]