Up the Ladder: Talpa U.K.

Talpa has tapped Madeleine Knight as the director of Development and Formats of Talpa U.K., the British office of John de Mol’s media company. Before joining Talpa, Knight worked for Channel 4 as commissioning editor, where her commissions included 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Fifteen to One, Time Crashers and the upcoming Wedding Town

Boat Rocker Media, the newly formed global entertainment company that creates has named Gia DeLaney, vice president, Global Sales and Licensing for Boat Rocker Rights. This appointment comes on the heels of Boat Rocker Media’s new business realignment. In her new role, DeLaney will lead kids and family content sales, explore licensing opportunities and facilitate third-party acquisitions.