SPI International appoints Jeroen Bergman MD of Film1
Global media company SPI International has named Jeroen Bergman managing director of its newly acquired Dutch streamer Film1.
Bergman (pictured) will manage the full Film1 portfolio, which includes the four channels Film1 Premiere, Film1 Drama, Film1 Action and Film1 Family.
He comes to the role after 20 years as managing director of programming at Liberty Global. While there, Bergman worked on the acquisition of the Dutch Canal+ assets by Liberty Global and managed them for six years, during which the service relaunched as Film1 and Sport1.
SPI International will continue to offer both linear channels and digital services in the Netherlands.
Spike takes 200 hours of Brit TV from DRG
Dutch TV channel Spike has picked up almost 200 hours of unscripted British TV from London-based content company DRG, a Modern Times Group company.
Series making their way to Spike include Brown Bob Production’s Inside the Ambulance, Air Television’s Helicopter ER and Trauma Rescue Squad, MiddleChild and Motion Content Group’s The Dog Rescuers, and Daisybeck and Motion Content Group’s The Yorkshire Vet.
The deal was negotiated by Lucy Roberts, senior sales manager at DRG.
Guess My Age launches in primetime in Spain
After great success since its launch as a daily daytime game show on Spanish channel Cuatro, Guess My Age is being extended to primetime with four new celebrity episodes.
Guess My Age, produced by Vivendi Entertainment, sees a pair of contestants battling for €100,000 (US$112,500). They have to try to guess the ages of perfect strangers with the help of hints, like a song or film released on the stranger’s birth year.
The format is currently also doing well in Chile on Chilevision and is in development in Mexico from EndemolShine and Boomdog.