Talpa Media


De Mol’s Talpa launches branded prodcos in Europe

John De Mol’s Talpa Media is launching branded production bases in the UK, Italy and Scandinavia. Talpa UK, Talpa Italia and Talpa Nordic have been established in London, Rome and Copenhagen, with Shed Media, Sony-backed Toro TV and Nordisk  Film TV the respective local joint venture partners. All three bases will produce formats such as […]

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 […]

Fox prepares for Utopia

Big Brother creator John de Mol’s hot new reality format Utopia has been bought by Fox. The programme will see a group of strangers work together to create a perfect society over a year, with minimal supplies and cameras following their every move 24/7 online and broadcast weekly on Fox for US broadcast television. TBI […]

Pair of appointments at Talpa

Shashi Baboeram Panday and Barry Masclee have been appointed CFO and chief corporate officer respectively at John de Mol’s Talpa Holding. Talpa Holding comprises a group of companies that each has its own management team including production and distribution division Talpa Media as well as Talpa Radio and Talpa Music. Panday’s appointment follows the departure […]

Mike Darnell lands top Warner Bros. unscripted role

Former Fox reality guru Mike Darnell has joined Warner Bros. in a wide-ranging role that hands him control of Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Darnell will become Warner Bros. Television Group’s first president, unscripted and alternative television on August 12, reporting to WBTG’s president and chief content officer Peter Roth. The job gives […]

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