The Jump


De Moraes exits as Twofour restructures development team

Formats veteran Ana De Moraes is leaving UK-based Twofour Group, which is restructuring its development team under Jonny Coller. Former BBC creative director De Moraes has been with Twofour since February last year, butis now  exiting. Her role as head of new formats is not being directly replaced. Coller is stepping up from head of […]

Twofour scores first Slovenian format deal

Twofour has sold ski-jumping format The Jump to a Slovenia network, with plans to build a production hub in country for other east Europe remakes. Antenna Group’s Planet TV has acquired local rights to the format, which UK-based Twofour and GroupM Entertainment own. A 30x60mins series is set to air later this year, with Twofour […]

Twofour bolsters sales team before market

Twofour Rights has hired Rob Bassett as its senior sales executive ahead of MIPTV next week. Bassett was most recently at Getty Images, and has also worked at distributors including Zodiak Rights, BKN and ITV. At ITV-owned Twofour he will cover Scandinavia, Asia, the Middle East and Israel. “We’re excited to welcome Rob ahead of […]

Caroline Beaton: Why niche is the new normal

In an increasingly fragmented TV landscape, should broadcasters and producers focus more on niche formats than on trying to recreate the entertainment and reality juggernauts of the noughties, says Viacom International Media Networks senior VP, international programme sales Caroline Beaton. We’re told we are living through a ‘golden age’ of television, with intensifying competition for […]

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, […]

Globosat learns Cumming’s Urban Secrets

Brazilian satellite channels operator Globosat has bought Urban Secrets, a UK-produced series in which actor Alan Cumming explores the hidden pasts of Britain’s cities. The TwoFour-created travelogue show first broadcast on satcaster Sky Atlantic, and has since sold to the likes of SBS in Australia. Globosat has now acquired it along with doc Home of […]