Media Ranch Installs Head of European Office


MONTREAL/AMSTERDAM: Media Ranch, a TV production and distribution outfit based in Canada, has named Tanja van der Goes as senior VP of its first European office.

In her newly created position, van der Goes will manage sales, acquisitions and general operations for Media Ranch in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India. Working out of Amsterdam, she is immediately responsible for acquiring new formats and finished programming for the business.

Previously, van der Goes served as format and brand director for creative networks at Endemol Shine Group. Before that, she was senior manager of format distribution at Endemol International, a title she held since joining the company in 2008. Most recently, she has been running her own format consultancy, All Right Media.

Sophie Ferron, the president of Media Ranch, said: “We’re delighted to have such a proven format expert as Tanja joining Media Ranch after many years of successful collaboration. Her expertise will help us significantly as we expand Media Ranch into several new markets.”

“I’ve already had the privilege of working with Sophie and her talented Media Ranch team for many years and I’m very excited about establishing a strong presence in Europe for the business,” added van der Goes. “By combining our expertise and network we will offer clients a strong worldwide distribution network managed by a team of passionate people with a personal touch.”