13 December 2012 8:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Dutch media entrepreneur John de Mol’s company Talpa already has established a presence in the Us with NBC’s reality hit The Voice, co-created and executive produced by de Mol. Now de Mol is taking that presence to the next level, turning Talpa Media USA into a full-fledged independent production company and hiring Simon Jones to run it. Jones joins Talpa Media USA as CEO after a six-year stint at Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. For the last two years, Jones served as COO of Syco Television USA, overseeing all of Syco’s TV operations in the Us and helping establish the company’s Us operations. Jones, a 20-year TV veteran, started off in his native Britain before crossing the pond. He served as Controller of Business Affairs at ITV, Executive Producer of American Idol for FremantleMedia and Svp Operations for the The X Factor and Got Talent franchises at Syco. »

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