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MIPCOM: The Big Deals

With this week’s MIPCOM market coming to a close, TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes. Netflix The streaming giant picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in […]

ITV Studios launches label in the Netherlands

ITV Studios is expanding its international presence with a new production label in the Netherlands. ITV Studios Netherlands will create and produce ITV’s extensive range of unscripted and scripted formats for Dutch platforms owners and broadcasters. Karin de Groot (pictured) will lead the label as managing director and joins in early 2019. De Groot has […]

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 […]

Talpa launches global reality experiment

Talpa has launched Lost in Translation at MIPCOM, a new global reality format that brings together participants from various countries that can only speak their own language. One production will have local adaptations for each participating country. Twelve contestants from various countries will be dropped off at a remote location and must get together to […]

Talpa brings on Sanoma/SBS chief

Talpa Media’s parent has brought on Sanoma Media BeNe CEO Peter de Mönnink. The veteran executive will become chief commercial officer of Talpa Holding and CEO of its subsidiary broadcaster, SBS, on January 11 next year. The position is a new one, and comes soon after Talpa became the sole owner of SBS, with Finland-based […]

ITV America & Talpa enter strategic partnership

ITV-owned Talpa Media USA has entered into a production partnership with ITV America as part of a strategic change, and named new co-CEOS. The partnership will see Talpa’s North American shows produced through ITV America’s infrastructure. This will also allow Talpa to “tap into ITV America’s extensive resources”. UK broadcaster ITV bought Talpa in a […]

Talpa buys SBS channels

John de Mol’s Talpa Holding has acquired a 67% stake in the SBS Broadcasting business, giving it full control of the SBS6, NET5, Veronica and SBS9 channels. Talpa bought the part of the business it did not own from Finnish publisher Sanoma. Accordingly, the deal also sees Talpa hand Sanoma its share of the TV […]

Star forced to back down in FRAPA format row

International formats body FRAPA has moved to distance itself from claims from Star China over ownership of the Sing China. The matter centres on the singing competition series Sing China, which scored massive ratings in the territory last year after Star stopped producing The Voice of China with Talpa Global. Star believed by registering the format with […]

Talpa extends The Story of My Life

Talpa Global has struck another deal for its celebrity ‘ageing’ format The Story of My Life. Media 360 in Latvia has commissioned a remake of the transformation-themed show, which began life in the Netherlands before selling into Brazil, Germany and Russia among other territories. The format sees celebrity couples give prosthetics makeovers to make them […]

Viceland hires ex-Talpa exec to lead Benelux

Vice Media has appointed a former Talpa Media and Twitter executive to helm the upcoming launch of linear channel Viceland in the Benelux region. Stefan Tieleman (pictured) has been named general manager of Viceland Benelux. He’s responsible for the launches of the youth-skewed network in the Netherlands on the Ziggo pay TV platform and in […]

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