LONDON — John de Mol's Talpa Media, which is owned by ITV, has inked a joint venture with China's Zhejiang Tangde. The pact includes a multi-year deal in China for Talpa’s singing-contest show "The…
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John De Mol's Dutch powerhouse Talpa and Chinese online giant Tencent have joined forces on their first reality format "The 15 of Us."
LONDON — The U.K.-based broadcast, production and distribution group ITV has acquired John de Mol’s entertainment show producer Talpa Media, which is the creator of singing competition format “The…
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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…
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.