De Mol eyes up Endemol, SBS stake

Dutch media tycoon John de Mol has set his sights on taking a stake in tv production house Endemol and broadcaster SBS, the Telegraaf reports today, quoting well-informed sources.

The paper says De Mol, owner of Dutch tv station Talpa, is working together with Italy’s Mediaset to take over Endemol. Endemol was founded by De Mol and theatre impressario Joep van den Ende. The company produces reality shows such as Big Brother. Talpa’s new reality show is the Golden Cage.

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