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 […]

UKTV captures Born to Kill

Digital channel operator UKTV has acquired Born to Kill. The serial killer series will go out on UKTV’s factual channel Really after it picked up exclusive UK rights to the show. The true crime show looks at the early lives of notorious serial killers John Duffy and David Mulcahy, who murdered three women and raped […]

DLT hires ex-Twofour, BBC execs

Transatlantic producer DLT Entertainment has hired former BBC comedy and Twofour Group producers to join its development team on a part-time basis. Darren Smith was most recently the Twofour’s head of entertainment, while Jack Cheshire was head of new comedy at the BBC. The pair will be charged with driving My Family prodco DLT’s comedy […]

Broadcasters commit to crime with TwoFour’s Born to Kill

UK-based distributor Twofour has shopped crime series Born to Kill and Killing Spree to a raft of international broadcasters. Season six of Born to Kill (pictured), which in each episode focuses on the actions of one mass-murderer, has been picked up by Discovery for its channels in Latin America and its US Hispanic service. The […]