Zodiak Media’s Dutch affiliate Zodiak Nederland has appointed Peter Lubbers (pictured, left) as its CEO, following the departure of Roy Aalderink (right), who is taking up the managing director role at producer Strix Holland.
Lubbers most recently served as the general program director for FIC Benelux. Prior to that he held senior programming positions at AVRO and RTL, where he rebranded RTL7 as a male-skewing channel.
Effective in May, Lubbers will lead Zodiak Nederland’s push to create international format hits. The company’s recent credits include Jouw Vrouw Mijn Vrouw VIPS – the Dutch adaptation of Celebrity Wife Swap – MasterChef, The Undateables and Embarrassing Bodies.
Meanwhile, Aalderink is stepping into the managing director role at Amsterdam-based Strix Holland.
He began his television career at Eyeworks before moving to Zodiak Nederland where worked for the past 10 years, including three spent serving as CEO. The company, which produces Survivor, is part of the Nice entertainment group, a holding company for the production and distribution arm of Modern Times Group MTG AB.
Strix Television is headquartered in Stockholm and has offices in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Prague.