Monday 22 July 2019

Media mogul John de Mol to launch his own news service

 

A man busy with his smartphone

John de Mol is launching his own online app and news service, the Dutch media mogul announced on news current affairs programme Pauw.

De Mol, who bought the Netherlands’ largest news agency ANP earlier this year, said he wanted to compete with newspapers, broadcasters and online news platform NU.nl. ANP also owns press photo service Hollandse Hoogte.

De Mol’s Talpa network comprises radio stations 538, Sky Radio and Radio 10 as well as television stations SBS6, Net 5, Veronica and SBS9 and online services Juke, Kijk and YouTube channel StukTV.

The new news app is expected to launch next May.

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