ITV Studios has announced an expansion of its international production presence with the launch of ITV Studios Netherlands.
The new production label will create and produce ITV’s unscripted and scripted formats for Dutch platform owners and broadcasters.
Karin de Groot has been appointed the label's managing director and is expected to join in early 2019. De Groot has previously worked for Dutch production company IdtV as chief executive officer; head of production for Endemol Shine; and is currently director of television at Talpa Network.
ITV Studios Netherlands will form part of the Studios Global Creative Network, headed up by Mike Beale – a network created to facilitate the international exploitation of ITV Studios’ slate of non-scripted content including its format catalogue, sharing of development and co-development to create the best opportunities for content. ITV Studios Netherlands will sit under the Talpa Media umbrella, alongside Talpa Productions, Talpa Fiction, MasMedia and Vorst Media.
Maria Kyriacou, president of ITV Studios International said: “We see huge potential in the strength of the ITV formats in the Dutch market. ITV Studios Netherlands provides us with a team on the ground, solely focused on creating and producing ITV formats for a vibrant and ever-growing Dutch market.”