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Netflix UK, YFE among Toot buyers

Netflix in the UK, Disney in Australia and Germany-based YFE have acquired Toot the Tiny Tugboat from Twofour Rights. The Channel 5-commissioned 52x11mins preschool show, which also runs on Cartoonito on UK pay TV, is based on Sebastien Braun’s book and follows an ambitious tugboat and his friends. “Toot the Tiny Tugboat is a beautifully […]

Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy travels the globe

Broadcasters from around the world have bought four-part series Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy from UK-based distributor TwoFour Rights. TLN in Canada, TVB in Hong Kong, BBC Worldwide in China, TrueVisions in Thailand, The LifeStyle Channel in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Nat Geo People in Italy, Fox International Channels Spain, TV2 in Denmark and FTV […]

Channel 4 orders posh removals, more pawn

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered Movers, Mansions and Millionaires, a new ob-doc series about high-end home removals. UK prodco Boomerang will make the one-off, and has also secured a Channel 4 green light for a new series of Posh Pawn (pictured), about high-end pawnbroking. It will make a new 10x60mins run of the show […]

Discovery takes on Impossible Engineering

Discovery Networks has acquired UKTV factual series Impossible Engineering for various international channel feeds. UK-based distributor Twofour Rights has sold the 6x60mins to Discovery nets in EMEA, including France, Benelux, Iberia and Italy; Science Channel in the US; and Discovery Networks Asia Pacific for numerous territories. Impossible Engineering explores the history behind modern-day mega-structures. UKTV’s […]

Denmark’s TV2 plays Happy Families

Danish broadcaster TV2 has commissioned a local version of Happy Families, a format from Twofour Group that runs on ITV in the UK. The Danish version will run to seven episodes and launch on March 23 under the title Family Denmark – A Close-Up. Danish prodcos Koncern is producing. The fixed-rig format, which Twofour Rights […]

ITV orders deals and discounting series

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered Bargain Fever Britain, a two-part factual series looking behind the scenes at four big discount-based businesses. The 2x60mins show will look at the characters and business of wholesale giant Costco, car supermarket Motorpoint, footwear chain Shoe Zone and food discounter Approved Food. The series will also feature customers and […]

MIPTV: Twofour moving into kids distribution

UK-based distributor Twofour Rights will start selling kids shows at MIPTV. The kids slate will span preschool, live-action and teen-focussed programming. Titles include 15x30mins fly on the wall doc series Our School. Twofour made the show for UK kids channel CBBC and follows a group of kids as they transition to from primary to secondary […]

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 […]

Twofour adds Cineflix exec to sales team

Twofour Rights has recruited a new sales executive from fellow UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights. Caroline Hurmson joins Twofour and will handle the company’s sales effort in Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and Israel. At Cineflix she was sales manager for Scandinavia and German speaking Europe. Twofour Rights sells shows from the Twofour production […]

Hotel Inspector visits global broadcasters

Broadcasters in Europe, Australia and Asia have acquired The Hotel Inspector, the factual entertainment series from UK indie Twofour. Sky Italia has acquired seasons eight and nine, while Fox International Channels Spain has bought seasons 4-7 and will broadcast them on travel-themed channel Canal Viajar. SBS in the Netherlands has bought season 6-7, while MTG-owned […]