Talpa Network

RTL & Talpa Network merger in Netherlands blocked by local regulator

Media giant RTL Group has been hit by a further regulatory blow after plans to combine its operations in the Netherlands with John De Mol’s Talpa Network were blocked by local competition authority, the ACM. The proposed merger had been in the works for almost two years but RTL has now revealed that ACM, the […]

Netherlands first to open doors to BBCS’s format ‘This is MY House’

Talpa Network’s SBS 6 in the Netherlands has become the first broadcaster to pick up remake rights to BBC Studios (BBCS) format, This is MY House. The format, which was recently commissioned in the UK for an extended second season on BBC One, will be known in the Netherlands as Dit Is Mijn Huis and […]

NTR lines up ‘Hepworth’ as Benelux buyers acquire from TVF

Benelux-based broadcaster NTR is among companies to have picked up programming from UK factual distributor TVF International. The deal includes Sequoia Films’ documentary Indian Space Dreams (1 x 52), which was filmed over five years and provides an insight into India’s space mission that operates out of Mumbai. Elsewhere, Avrotros acquired Unity House Productions’ doc […]

John de Mol’s Talpa strikes format JV with France’s Satisfaction

John de Mol’s prodco Talpa has struck a deal that hands exclusive rights to produce and sell its formats in France to Arthur Essebag’s Satisfaction Group. The deal, structured as a joint venture, will provide Satisfaction with access to formats including Avastars, Hunting Season, A Quiz For You, Hit The Road, Kids Buy A House and Marble […]

RTL Nederlands & Talpa Network to merge into Dutch giant

RTL Group and John de Mol’s Talpa Network have struck a deal to merge their broadcasting and affiliated media businesses in the Netherlands to create a unified Dutch cross-media group. The pair said that the combined group would be able to step up investments in local content, technology and data, offering Dutch audiences a broad […]

SBS6 embraces tech innovation with virtual talent show format

John de Mol’s Talpa Network has ordered a new talent show utilising motion capture and AR technology to create a virtual avatar for a live performance, to air on its Dutch comcaster SBS6. Developed in collaboration with US prodco NEP Group, Avastars, which will be broadcast early next year, will combine a singing talent and a dancing talent […]

WarnerMedia hires Talpa Network exec to lead HBO Max unscripted commissioning in EMEA

WarnerMedia has hired the head of Talpa Network’s Dutch channel Net 5 to lead its unscripted commissioning efforts for soon-to-launch streamer HBO Max, which rolls out in the region later this year. Annelies Sitvast takes the newly created role of head of unscripted production at WarnerMedia EMEA and will commission unscripted programming for the streamer. […]

Talpa Network appoints eOne, Endemol Shine alum as head of acquisitions

John de Mol’s Talpa Network has appointed former Entertainment One and Endemol Shine exec Erik de Winter as head of acquisitions. De Winter takes up the role from 1 March and will work across Talpa’s Netherlands-based broadcast channels SBS6, Net5, Veronica and SBS9. He will also be responsible for acquiring formats, movies, series and finished […]

John de Mol chips in to Taco Ketelaar’s DFFRNT Media

John de Mol’s Talpa Network has acquired a minority stake in DFFRNT Media, a digital media platform led by former Sat.1 and Blazhoffski exec Taco Ketelaar. As part of the DFFRNT Media investment, Endemol co-founder de Mol (pictured) is building on Talpa Network’s ‘media for equity’ initiative, which sees the company use its media assets […]