Munich, September 29, 2009. The ProSiebenSat.1 Group has concluded a multi-year agreement with Dick de Rijk, one of the top creative minds in the television industry. Under the terms of the partnership with Dick de Rijk Productions BV, ProSiebenSat.1 will have exclusive access to de Rijk’s formats and developments across all platforms on a worldwide basis. The sale of de Rijk’s formats will be managed by SevenOne International, the Group’s worldwide programming distribution company.
Previously, de Rijk served as an exclusive International Creative partner for Endemol, where he was responsible for the creation of worldwide top-selling formats like “Deal Or No Deal”, which was broadcast in some 150 countries. Other hits include “Set For Life” and “Show Me the Money”, both of which were sold to major TV territories around the globe.
Jan Frouman, ProSiebenSat.1’s Executive Vice President, Group Content Acquisitions and Production said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Dick. He is an exceptional creative talent with a proven track record for developing shows that attract large audiences around the world. We expect this relationship to generate must-have formats and play a key role in advancing the full range of our Group’s content-related ambitions.”
Dick de Rijk added: “To constantly come up with new ideas, mechanisms, components, formats – that’s me. I am passionate about seeing an idea go from a sheet of paper to millions of viewers or users. And I’m happy that, in ProSiebenSat.1, I have found a partner who shares my passion.”