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Talpa strikes multi-year deal with Star India for The Voice

Talpa and Star India have signed a multi-season deal for The Voice franchise, which includes The Voice and The Voice Kids. The deal will expand Talpa and Star’s existing work together. The series has already appeared for two seasons on Star and the third season of the regular version will air in February 2019 on […]

Talpa Seals Belgian Partnership With Dok1’s Plas

Netherland-based Talpa has entered into an exclusive partnership deal with Nicole Plas’ newly formed production company Dok1 Media in Belgium, giving Dok1 Media the exclusive rights to the Talpa format catalogue starting July 2018. The newly formed collaboration follows Plas’ decision to step down as managing director of EndemolShine Belgium after 23 years, to focus […]

John de Mol consolidates media assets

John de Mol has consolidated his media assets, including his Dutch commercial channels, in a new business called Talpa Network. The company will comprise SBS6, Net5, Veronica and SBS9, online services Juke and Kijk, Sky Radio and Radio 10, and a new acquisition: e-commerce business Emesa. Endemol co-founder de Mol (pictured) has also said there […]

ITV confirms Talpa Cannonball deal

ITV has confirmed it will run a local version of Cannonball, the physical gameshow from Talpa. The UK broadcaster will run a ten-part version of the show, with its in-house prodco Potato making the show. The family gameshow has contestants take on a range of water-based challenges. It originated in the Netherlands and comes from […]

ITV expands This Time Next Year franchise

ITV has greenlit two more seasons of This Time Next Year. This Time Next Year was one of the format hits of 2016, travelling extensively before it even aired on terrestrial broadcaster ITV in the UK. The ‘time-travel’ show will go to two more runs, ITV revealed on Friday at the ITV Studios Formats Festival, […]

ITV prepares to launch Talpa’s Cannonball

A UK version of Talpa Global’s physical gameshow format Cannonball is in the works for ITV. The deal marks ITV’s latest deal for a show from Talpa, the Dutch company it bought for an initial US$500 million in early 2015. Cannonball is a water-based physical gameshow in which contestants compete across crazy water-based challenges, such […]

TBI Formats: Year in Review

The best-sellers, the trend makers, the battles, the emerging territories, the industry favourites… here is the TBI Formats Year in Review. If This Time Next Year and Lip Sync Battle were among the best sellers, there were also new distributors on the ground this year. Twenty-sixteen was the first full year for Vivendi’s new formats […]

Talpa registers another Story of My Life deal

Talpa has secured another deal for a local version of The Story of My Life, the celebrity ageing format it launched at MIPCOM. Brazilian free to air broadcaster SBT is the latest to take the show. Maarten Meijs, managing director of Talpa Global said: “It’s fantastic to see territories appreciate the honest, emotional and daring […]

Talpa sells celebrity ageing format to BTV

Formats company Talpa has shopped its new format, Story of My Life, to Bulgarian free TV broadcaster BTV. The show, in which celebrity couples are artificially aged using prosthetics and make-up, and then filmed as they see their newly aged up partners. It launched as a special on RTL4 and the Dutch broadcaster will launch […]

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