Jason Thorp

Walter Presents team launches drama venture backed by Channel 4

The trio behind international drama platform Walter Presents is setting up a new drama venture, backed by UK broadcaster Channel 4. Founders and creators Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp’s new outfit is called Eagle Eye Drama, and it will focus on producing English-language drama inspired by foreign-language programmes the team have championed via […]

C4-backed Walter Presents launching in the US

Channel 4-backed streaming service Walter Presents will launch in the US in March. The on-demand, which specialises in drama programming from around the world, has proved popular in launch territory the UK. Broadcaster Channel 4, which runs Walter Presents with Global Series Network (GSN), has previously outlined plans to expand Walter Presents internationally, and the […]

Channel 4 launches on-demand service with Thorp

Channel 4 and Jason Thorp are due to launch a new on-demand service dedicated to “the very best foreign-language series” this autumn in the UK, with more roll-outs to follow in other markets. 4World Drama (WT) will be available for free in the UK through Channel 4’s new digital hub, All 4, and will feature […]

Fox International Channels poaches pay TV exec for Europe

Fox International Channels Southern Europe and Africa has appointed Vera Pinto Pereira to become its COO. The job is a new role. Based in FIC’s Lisbon office, Pinto Pereira will work on developing new business opportunities and maintaining existing affiliate partner relationships. She will report into FIC Southern Europe and Africa’s executive VP Adam Theiler […]

TBI’s 2013 in review – part three

In the third part of a review of 2013, we look at the ever changing face of the industry – is that former rival now your partner in crime in your acquisitions department? TBI runs down all the major comings and goings from the past twelve months.   SURPRISE DEPARTURES AND TOP LEVEL CHANGES David […]

Jason Thorp exiting Fox

Jason Thorp is leaving Fox International Channels a decade after launching the FX network in the UK. The move sees one of the UK’s longest-serving channel controllers leaving his post as executive VP, content for Europe and managing director for the UK and Africa. FIC Europe and Africa president and COO Diego Londono will assume […]

FIC names Europe, Africa production chief

Fox International Channels has named Jo McGrath as head of production, FIC Europe and Africa. McGrath, who will be in charge of all production activity across FIC Europe’s entertainment and lifestyle brands, will be based in London and will report to Jason Thorp, executive vice-president, content, Europe and managing director, UK and Africa. McGrath previously […]

Fox makes first ever European commissions

Fox UK has ordered a pair of original series for the first time. Fox UK, which was rebranded from FX in January, is part of the Fox International Channels group. It has ordered Russians in the City and Man Up. Russians in the City is an 8x60mins ob-doc about Russians living in London, delving into […]