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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 […]

T-Mobile’s Dutch OTT service Knippr goes live

T-Mobile in the Netherlands has launched its over-the-top TV service, Knippr, giving users access to popular Dutch TV channels across devices. The €10.99 (US$12.38) per-month offering lets both T-Mobile customers and non-customers stream channels and on-demand content to their smartphones, tablets and computers. From next month Knippr will also be accessible on TV via Google […]

Discovery weighs SBS Netherlands move

Discovery is understood to be considering a move for the SBS free-to-air broadcast business in the Netherlands. Reports surfaced in the Netherlands last week, suggesting that US-listed Discovery has contacted the SBS shareholders Sanoma and Talpa about a possible deal. Talpa founder John de Mol told De Telegraaf that Discovery is interested in a deal. […]

truTV expands Jokers brand

US cable channel truTV has given the greenlight to a third season of its pranks series Impractical Jokers, as well as ordering a new six-part spin-off show. The third season of the show, in which four friends dare each other to complete increasingly outrageous things in public, will comprise 15 episodes. It’s set to launch […]

Broadcasters flock to A+E’s Duck Dynasty

Broadcasters in Europe, Asia and North America have acquired A+E Networks’ series Duck Dynasty. The Gurney Productions-produced show has been licensed to TV3 in Denmark, TV5 in Finland, Pro4 in Hungary, Veronica in the Netherlands, Kanal 9 in Sweden, TV2 in Norway, Mediacorp in Singapore, OLN in Canada, and Ztélé in French-speaking Canada. Duck Dynasty […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]