Seven.One in First-Look Deal with Talpa Concepts


Seven.One Entertainment Group has signed a first-look deal with John de Mol’s Talpa Concepts for the German TV market.

Through the multiyear deal, Seven.One Entertainment Group has secured 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 Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Wolfgang Link, member of the executive board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media and CEO of Seven.One Entertainment Group, said: “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, added: “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!”

Commented de Mol: “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.”