“I dare you to help me in presenting the best idea to keep the independent media business Independent”
Pim Schmitz is the CEO of Talpa Media. He is in charge of the strategy and the (inter)national business development. Next to that Schmitz is the CEO of Talpa Network, the new Dutch independent multimedia company owned by John de Mol.
Before Talpa, Pim Schmitz held several positions in the financial and media sector, including ABN AMRO, Cyrte Investments and Endemol.
Talpa positions itself as a leading innovative multimedia company where creation, production, distribution and broadcasting form the basis for various platforms.
Talpa Network owns Talpa Radio, which is, with radio stations Radio 538, Veronica, Radio 10 and Sky Radio, the largest music entertainment company in the Netherlands. Next to that, Talpa Network owns Talpa TV, which operates four TV channels: SBS6, SBS9, NET5 and Veronica. Talpa Network also comprises news agency ANP, e-commerce company Emesa, photo agency Hollandse Hoogte and several production outfits.