Comprehensive first-look deal: Seven.One Entertainment Group secures exclusive first right of access to all TV developments from John de Mol's Talpa Concepts
Unterföhring, August 9, 2021. Seven.One Entertainment Group signs a comprehensive first-look deal with John de Mol's TV content development company Talpa Concepts for the German TV market. The company thus secures exclusive first access rights to all formats developed or licensed by Talpa Concepts in the future. Seven.One Entertainment Group will also be the exclusive producer for all new Talpa formats in the TV markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The contract runs for several years.
Wolfgang Link, Member of the Executive Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and CEO Seven.One Entertainment Group: "John de Mol is one of the most creative minds in our industry. With his successful formats such as 'The Voice of...' he has developed worldwide TV hits - and also brought real TV highlights to our media group. As of now, the Seven.One Entertainment Group has the first pick on all future formats from John's new creative production house. For our viewers, this deal is a real win, as it further strengthens our offering of first-class entertainment."
Henrik Pabst, Chief Content Officer of Seven.One Entertainment Group: "John de Mol knows how to entertain TV audiences around the world. I'm all the more pleased that Seven.One Entertainment Group will now also be the exclusive producer of all Talpa Concepts’ future TV content in the German-speaking market. This cooperation also strengthens our future production business. I am looking forward to working with Talpa Concepts!”
John de Mol, Talpa founder: “The German market can count on new innovative content to enter the marketplace. I have the ideal situation in the Netherlands that not only I can develop and produce new innovative content but also air it on one of my own channels. Looking at our current pipeline in the Netherlands I am convinced we can surprise the German market. I have been working well with ProSiebenSat.1 for many years already and I am looking forward to continuing the relationship with this deal.”
About Talpa Concepts
After the sale of Talpa Media to ITV and the subsequent earn out period, John de Mol set up in 2020 a new company consisting of Talpa Entertainment Productions, Talpa Concepts and Talpa Distribution as the new home for his creative development, production and international exploitation of his content. In combination with Talpa Network – his separate Dutch cross media company consisting of amongst others free-to-air broadcast channels - this is a perfect way to build and accelerate new brands to the market which creates a unique position in the Netherlands. John de Mol, former founder of Endemol and Talpa Media, is known for his creations of global block busters like Big Brother and The Voice. The Voice has won four Emmy Awards. His last company Talpa Media, founded in 2009, was sold to ITV in 2015. ITV renamed Talpa Media to ITV Studios.
About Seven.One Entertainment Group
Seven.One Entertainment Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE domiciled in Unterföhring near Munich. Seven.One Entertainment Group unites station brands and the content, digital and marketing business under one roof, offering viewers content across all platforms and media. The company bundles the TV stations, the sales company Seven.One Media and many other Entertainment areas. Streamlined structures ensure agility, fast decision-making channels and the tighter networking of the various business areas. With regard to content, Seven.One Entertainment Group looks to its own, local programs and live events, more infotainment formats and sports – this is the heart of the company. Strong station brands like ProSieben and SAT.1 and the steady expansion of its own digital offerings, not least the streaming platform Joyn, are transforming Seven.One Entertainment Group from a conventional TV company into a platform-independent entertainment company. The managing directors of Seven.One Entertainment Group are: Nicole Agudo Berbel (Chief Distribution Officer), Henrik Pabst (Chief Content Officer), Thomas Wagner (Chief Sales Officer), and Wolfgang Link, member of the Executive Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and CEO of Seven.One Entertainment Group.
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