All3Media appoints Taco Rijssemus as new Chief Executive Office, IDTV
1 Dec 2016
Leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution company All3Media has appointed Taco Rijssemus as the new Chief Executive Officer of its Amsterdam based production company IDTV it has been announced today.
Rijssemus will be responsible for defining and executing the business strategy for IDTV and creating growth through the exploitation of the All3Media catalogue and development of innovative new content for both the public and private broadcasters in the Netherlands as well as for the emerging and growing Dutch digital content industry.
Rijssemus will join IDTV from the Dutch public broadcasting and production company KRO-NCRV where he has been Director Media since 2014. Rijssemus previously held the post of Director Media at KRO for five years. During his tenure Rijssemus optimised the creative output of the company with the introduction of successful new programmes. Prior to this Rijssemus was Managing Director at SBS Productions following a two year stint as Head of News Department, SBS.
Rijssemus will commence his role as IDTV CEO in March 2017 and he will report to Markus Schäfer, All3Media Deutschland CEO.
Taco Rijssemus, CEO, IDTV said: “I am very excited to start working for IDTV. It has a great tradition in the Dutch market for its innovative television programming and talented employees. It is truly a privilege and I look forward to working for such a fantastic company.”
Markus Schäfer, All3Media Deutschland CEO: “I am happy and proud that Taco Rijssemus decided to join our group. He is a high profile executive with a fantastic reputation in the Dutch market. Under his leadership IDTV will further grow and become an even more valuable part of group.”
Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media added: “I am delighted to welcome Taco Rijssemus to the All3Media group and look forward to working with him and the team at IDTV as they grow the business.”
IDTV, founded in 1977, is one of the largest independent production companies in the Netherlands and since 2003 part of the British media company ALL3MEDIA. It has pioneered the trend towards the development and production of television programs with and without sponsoring such as vtwonen, Bed & Breakfast and Wie is de Mol?, drama series, digital and events. IDTV counts among its clients TV channels, broadcasters and government and business.
All3Media is a leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution companies. The All3Media group is comprised of 21 production and distribution companies from across the UK, Europe, New Zealand and USA including Apollo20, Bentley Productions, Caravan, Company Pictures, IDTV, Lime Pictures, Lion Television, Little Dot Studios, Maverick Television, Neal Street Productions, New Pictures, North One Television, Objective Productions, Optomen, One Potato Two Potato, Seven Stories, South Pacific Pictures, Studio Lambert, All3Media America, All3Media Deutschland and All3Media International. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.
For further information please contact:
Hayley Trent, All3Media EVP Communications
+44 (0)20 7845 4300