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Shiver hires De Moraes after TwoFour exit

Shiver has hired the creator of The Choir and First Dates Ana De Moraes as group creative director, after her departure at TwoFour earlier this month. De Moraes left her role as head of formats at TwoFour, which is now restructuring its development team. She will work together in the newly created role with Shiver […]

ITV sets up Dating in the Dark

ITV has ordered a UK version of Dating in the Dark. The series, which was created by Talpa and is distributed by John de Mol’s company, was previously on Sky Living in the UK, will be on the ITV2 channel. Talpa is now owned by ITV, but still run autonomously out of the Netherland. The […]

Twofour merges Welsh indies

ITV-owned Twofour Group has merged three of its Wales-based production companies under the Boomerang brand. Twofour group director of development Matt Pritchard has been named managing director of the merged entity, which comprises the former Boomerang, Twofour Wales and Indus Films. Twofour Wales executive producer Sam Grace has been appointed director of programmes, with Boomerang’s […]

RTL, TV2 remaking Twofour format

Germany’s RTL and Denmark’s TV2 are to remake Twofour primetime ‘time-travel’ format This Time Next Year. Both version go into production immediately, with ITV Studios-owned United Production making a 6x60mins version in Denmark and ITV Studios Germany creating a 4x60mins show in Germany. Twofour parent ITV originally ordered This Time Next Year for its UK […]

Gaspar joins Twofour Rights

The distribution arm of UK prodco Twofour has brought on ITV’s Reka Gaspar. Twofour is owned by UK broadcast group ITV and Gaspar joins Twofour Rights from the network’s global sales arm, ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Prior to Twofour, she was at Zodiak Rights. At ITV Studios Gaspar sold European in-flight rights. At Twofour she […]

eOne denies ITV takeover bid

Canadian media group Entertainment One has denied receiving a takeover approach from UK broadcaster ITV, as analysts suggest the real value in the company is in its TV division. Bloomberg yesterday reported preliminary talks had begun between the pair over the potential deal, citing sources close to the discussions. Both sides initially declined to comment, […]

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 […]

Twofour poaches BBC exec for formats

TwoFour has hired Ana De Moraes as its new formats chief. The seasoned formats exec joins UK prodco and distributor TwoFour from the BBC where she was brought in, in February 2014, by former television chief Danny Cohen as creative director. At TwoFour she takes a newly-created role, and has been tasked with growing the […]

CBS-AMC strikes Posh Pawnbrokers deal

The CBS- AMC Networks joint venture channels operation has struck a deal for UK reality series Posh Pawnbrokers. The acquisition sees the channels group, a JV between Hollywood’s CBS and the international arm of AMC Networks, buy two seasons of the show for the CBS Reality channel. The pay TV net gets 68 hours of […]

ITV greenlights Belgian sport-themed format

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a British version of Belgian sporting reality competition format Eternal Glory. The commercial channel will air a six-part series later this year, with Twofour – whom ITV is deep in takeover talks with – attached to produce. This follows a deal with distributor Small World IFT, which sells the format […]