538Groep and Sky Radio Group to officially form joint radio company
On 22 July 2016, it was announced that the transaction was still subject to the approval of the competent authorities and the recommendations of TMG’s employee participation councils. TMG’s Central Works Council and SRG’s Works Council have since issued positive recommendations concerning the new radio company. In addition, the competent authorities have approved the merger.
Talpa’s and TMG’s shareholders have appointed the following management board for the new radio company,effective 1 October 2016: Menno Koningsberger was appointed as General Manager, Tijmen Bos as Commercial & Business Development Director, Jeroen de Bakker as Brand & Online Director, Dave Minneboo was appointed as Radio Director and Remko Blankestein as Operational & Financial Director.
About Telegraaf Media Groep
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is the largest Dutch media company in the Netherlands, with strong brands such as De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW; regional dailies such as Noordhollands Dagblad and de Gooi- en Eemlander; digital brands such as GeenStijl, Dumpert and Gaspedaal; Classic FM and – through a strategic collaboration – national radio stations Sky Radio, Radio Veronica, Radio 538 and Radio 10. We also have dozens of other brands and titles that focus on providing local news, entertainment or e-commerce (e.g., GroupDeal). Through Keesing Media Group, we are market leader in Europe in the field of puzzle magazines and digital puzzles. It is TMG’s mission to provide consumers with high-quality, personalised and relevant news, sport and entertainment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via any available form of distribution. For more information about TMG, go to www.tmg.nl.