John de Mol has cut a deal with German media giant Axel Springer to expand the reach of his Talpa Media in Germany. De Mol (pictured) will acquire 49.9% of Schwartzkopff TV, a production subsidiary…
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Perhaps hoping a “Big Brother” style move will merit “Big Brother” style ratings, Fox’s “Utopia” will let viewers vote to nominate one Utopian for exile following Friday’s episode. In an effort to…
When Dutch producer John de Mol has an idea for a reality show, American network executives tend to pay attention. The exec producer of Talpa Media Group created "Big Brother," "Fear Factor," "Deal…
LONDON — John de Mol's Talpa Holding has inked joint-venture pacts with Warner Bros.’ Shed Media Group in the U.K., Italy’s Toro, and Nordisk and Banijay Finland in the Nordic region. Talpa’s…
One of the most buzzed-about reality formats is making its way to Fox. “Utopia” is based on a hit Dutch TV series of the same name and moves a group of everyday people to an isolated, undeveloped…
As Mark Burnett addressed the media room for "The Voice's" win for best reality competition series, the inevitable questions regarding comparisons to "American Idol" arose. The exec producer of the…
The dealmaker: Everyone has heard of John de Mol, the former pirate radio DJ who invented "Big Brother" and became the third-richest man in Holland in the process.
The man who brought the world "Big Brother" and "Fear Factor" is asking TV fans to come up with the next big reality hit.
John de Mol is setting up shop in the States, seeking new concepts for reality and gameshows from American producers. But in a twist, de Mol -- co-founder and former chief of unscripted factory…
The Dutch TV mogul John de Mol has once again increased his stake in the leading U.K. indie RDF Media, maker of "Wife Swap."