RTL Group and Talpa Network to create a strong Dutch cross-media group to compete with global tech platforms by merging RTL Nederland and John de Mol’s Talpa Network.
John de Mol’s Talpa Network will acquire Dutch news agency Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau from V-Ventures, the investment arm of the media holding group Vereniging Veronica. No financial details were disclosed.
Dutch competition authority Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) has cleared the take-over of SBS Broadcasting by John de Mol’s Talpa.
Talpa Media, the media group founded by Dutch entrepreneur John de Mol, acquires the remaining 50.1% shares in Talpa Germany from German media company Axel Springer, thereby taking over the TV producer completely.
Talpa Media, the media group of Dutch entrepreneur John de Mol, has acquired 49.9% of the shares in German production company Schwartzkopff TV, a 100% subsidiary of German media group Axel Springer, and will rename it Talpa Germany.
Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, CEO of Sanoma, has rebuffed John de Mol’s criticism of the company’s handling of affairs at SBS Broadcasting.
John de Mol has started a war of words with its partner in SBS Broadcasting, Sanoma.
John de Mol is said to be looking at taking full control of SBS Broadcasting in the Netherlands, reports Het Financiële Dagblad.