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TV industry veterans buy UK indie

Three television industry veterans behind a new London-based investment group have bought a UK-based factual producer Blink Films. Neil Court, Charles Wace and Charles Ogilvie’s Tin Roof Media has paid an undisclosed amount to buy Blink, which is behind new BBC Four and PBS neuroscience-themed coproduction The Brain with Dr David Eagleman. 9 Story Media […]

ITV ‘set to buy Twofour’

UK broadcaster ITV is set to acquire Plymouth-based production and distribution group Twofour, a Media Guardian report claims. The deal’s value is not known, but could see Educating Essex producer Twofour fetch around £70 million (US$107.5 million), according the paper’s estimates. Twofour merged with Boom Pictures in October 2013, though the partnership has not been […]

Twofour launches new content group

UK-based Twofour Group has merged its digital arm with its Arabian production hub and events company Rocket Science to create a new content group. The creation of One Two Four comes months after Twofour hived Twofour Digital off as a standalone entity, and nearly a year after Twofour merged with Wales-based Boom Pictures. One Two […]

Twofour Group restructures, launches Welsh arm

Twofour Group is continuing to restructure its operations, announcing several staff changes and a new Welsh division. Group creative director Andrew MacKenzie (pictured) has been named chief creative officer at the UK production and distribution outfit, with David Clews in turn promoted to replace him. Businessman Richard Thompson has been named as the company’s new […]

Boom/Twofour hives off digital arm, names CEO

Twofour Broadcast’s managing director Melanie Leach will lead the merged Twofour Broadcast-Boom Pictures group, which is hiving off its digital arm into a standalone company. Following Twofour’s merger with Boom last year, the entity has rebranded as Twofour Group, with Leach taking the role of CEO. She will oversee the consolidation of Boom and Twofour, […]

‘Netflix to lead new wave of UK production M&A’

Netflix is among the emerging players set to lead a new wave of consolidation in the UK production sector, a media M&A specialist has predicted. Ben Tolley, partner at Clarity Capital Partners, a technology and media advisor that aided Twofour on its merger with Boom Pictures, said the “value of distinctive content is being recognised […]

Boom, Twofour merge to create UK super indie

Lorraine Heggessey’s Boom Pictures is merging with UK indie Twofour to create a new Britain-based production and distribution powerhouse. Twofour has been looking to either sell or merge its operations with another company for some time, according to well placed industry sources, and this search has culminated in a merger with Boom. The merged Boom/Twofour […]

Lorraine Heggessey’s Boom backs new drama indie

Boom Pictures, the UK indie created last year by former BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey, is providing the start-up funding for a new indie, MainStreet Pictures. The new production company is being created by Laura Mackie, currently ITV’s director of drama and Sally Haynes, ITV’s controller of drama Both ITV execs resigned from the broadcaster last […]