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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 […]

SBS names new director of television

The Netherlands’ SBS Broadcasting has named Karin de Groot as its new director of television. She will sit on the SBS executive board and work closely with content chief Remco van Leem to oversee the various platforms the broadcaster operates. De Groot began her career as a producer at Endemol Netherlands before becoming channel manager […]

SBS6 names ex-IDTV boss as channel chief

Dutch broadcaster SBS6 has hired the former CEO of All3Media-owned prodco IDTV as its new channel manager. Karin de Groot will replace interim chief Patrick van Mierlo, who had been filling in since the exit of René Oosterman in the midst of poor ratings. SBS Broadcasting content director Remco van Leen said SBS6 was planning […]

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 […]

Kabel Eins sets House Rules

German channel Kabel Eins has commissioned a local version of Red Arrow International’s home-makeover format House Rules. The format debuted in Australia on Seven Network, but will gets its latest outing as Haustausch – Wer Renoviert Sich Zum Sieg?. The 5x120mins series will go out on the channel in early 2016. House Rules, in which […]

Endemol Shine remaking NBC format in Holland

Dutch free-TV broadcaster SBS has ordered a local version Lipstick Jungle, the US drama series from Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell. In the US the show ran on NBC for two seasons starting in 2008. NBCUniversal International Formats distributes the format and struck the SBS deal. The Dutch broadcaster will run the local […]

Dutch net reworks Israeli romcom

Dutch channel Net5 is working up a local version of Israeli romantic comedy The Baker and the Beauty (fka She’s With Me). Net5 has licensed the format from Keshet International, which launched it internationally at MIPCOM in 2013. The 8x45mins Dutch version has FremantleMedia-owned FourOne.Media producing the show ahead of an April 2015 debut. The original […]