SBS Broadcasting


Talpa buys SBS channels

John de Mol’s Talpa Holding has acquired a 67% stake in the SBS Broadcasting business, giving it full control of the SBS6, NET5, Veronica and SBS9 channels. Talpa bought the part of the business it did not own from Sanoma. The deal also sees Talpa hand Sanoma its share of the TV guide business Veronica […]

SBS launches online S1.TV service

Dutch broadcaster SBS Broadcasting has launched S1.TV, a new online platform that will feature content from the “25 most talented video creators Netherlands”. The service will host web series that viewers will be able to see there from their laptop, tablet, mobile or television. SBS said that S1.TV will start modestly but will give a […]

SBS Broadcasting lands Lubbers as Zodiak gets Smeenge

Jan Hendrik Smeenge has been promoted to Zodiak Nederland CEO following the exit of Peter Lubbers, who is leaving for a new job as director of television at SBS Broadcasting. Lubbers replaces replacing Remko van Westerloo following what local press is describing as a “mutual consultation” with SBS owners Talpa Media and Sanoma. Van Westerloo […]

SBS Broadcasting appoints new CEO

Dutch broadcaster SBS Broadcasting has appointed Peter de Mönnink as its new CEO, as part of a management rejig by parent company Sanoma.  De Mönnink, who is already CEO of Sanoma Media Netherlands, will take on the SBS Broadcasting top job in addition to his existing duties, starting October 1. He takes over from Hans Edin, […]

Discovery ‘interested in Prima TV takeover’

A report in the Romanian press claims Discovery Communications’s spending spree could be set to continue with the acquisition of free-TV broadcaster Prima TV. The Romanian channel group is said to be on the block and local news site evz.ro reported that Discovery was among those interested in buying it from current parent SBS Broadcasting. […]

SBS Broadcasting plans fourth network

Dutch broadcaster SBS Broadcasting is reportedly planning to launch a new female-skewing channel next year as its fourth network.  According to Dutch press reports, the channel will have a female profile and go live in early 2014, joining SBS’s existing channel line-up of SBS 6, male-skewing network Veronica and existing female-focused channel NET5. SBS’s interim […]