MIPCOM Spotlight: Twofour Rights


CANNES: Personal transformations, home makeovers and dating take center stage in Twofour Rights’ formats slate.

This Time Next Year is a prime-time studio entertainment show highlighting a series of real-life transformations. “This Time Next Year is the year’s fastest-selling new format, already appealing to buyers all over the world,” says Anthony Appell, the director of Twofour Rights. “It’s wholesome, feel-good TV with such emotion in the transformations [and] it makes compelling viewing that works the world over.”

Strip Date, another MIPCOM highlight, is a dating show with a twist that tests modern preconceptions of beauty, image and attraction. Twofour is also showcasing The Home Game, which Appell says “makes over the makeover-show format, fast-forwarding to the big reveal of the new home and the all-important new price.”

“Across the board, we’re strong in the formats space, and believe in simple, feel-good formats with truly universal appeal,” says Appell.

Now in its third season, Impossible Engineering is one of Twofour Rights’ factual highlights at MIPCOM. The hour-long episodes cover unique structures, from a polar research station to the International Space Station. The company is also promoting Extraordinary Animals, a title from Oxford Scientific Films for BBC One that delves into the behaviors of animals around the world. It uses “bold experiments and brand-new camera technology,” says Appell.

The company’s slate also features Born to Kill: A Class of Their Own. A spin-off of Born to Kill, the title “looks at some of the most notorious serial killers in history, finding similarities between them with the same drama and suspense that has made the previous series so compelling,” says Appell.