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FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
Group Limited (/ˈfriːˌmæntəl/) is a British international television content and production/distribution subsidiary of Bertelsmann's RTL Group, Europe's largest TV, radio, and production company. Its world headquarters are located in London. The company acquired various British, Australian, and American production companies including Talkback, Thames Television
Television
(the last two later merged as Talkback Thames), Grundy Television, Crackerjack Productions (now merged to become FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
Australia), the Carruthers Company (Press Your Luck, Second Chance),[citation needed] and Goodson-Todman Productions
Goodson-Todman Productions
(later Mark Goodson Productions, now folded into FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
North America). Early on, it merged with Germany's largest television production company, UFA.

Contents

1 Production and rights holdings 2 Company structure

2.1 Reorganisation of UK brands

3 List of FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
productions 4 References 5 External links

Production and rights holdings[edit] The company holds the rights to shows such as Let's Make a Deal, Family Feud
Family Feud
and Press Your Luck. Fremantle also produced Temptation and an interactive gameshow Quizmania
Quizmania
for ITV Play. They own (along with Sony Pictures Entertainment) the rights to most of the post-1948 Bob Hope
Bob Hope
film catalogue that includes The Seven Little Foys, The Lemon Drop Kid, and Son of Paleface. They were also the distributors of the television series Baywatch. In-house productions include Pop Idol and its related spin-offs (including American Idol), and three carryover productions from Mark Goodson Productions: the current versions of The Price Is Right, and Family Feud, and the 2002 revival of Beat the Clock
Beat the Clock
(for Pax TV). Currently, they hold rights (under license from Fuji Television) to the game Brain Wall, more commonly known as Hole in the Wall in over 20 countries. They have also licensed rights to international formats including The Apprentice (with creator Mark Burnett for BBC One), The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (on Oxygen in the United States), the Simon Cowell-produced series The X Factor (in the UK), and America's Got Talent for NBC, the long running Australian serials Neighbours
Neighbours
and Prisoner, Distraction (on Comedy Central), and Gameshow Marathon (on CBS). In other countries, they own the franchise rights to Betty La Fea in Germany
Germany
(Verliebt in Berlin), Spain
Spain
(Yo Soy Bea), the Netherlands
Netherlands
(Lotte), Sara in Belgium, and Maria I Asximi in Greece. FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
also holds international distribution rights to the Three's Company
Three's Company
franchise, which all shows are based off Thames' Man About the House and its spin-offs. The company also owns the back catalogue of the American TV production company Reeves Entertainment, which was acquired by Thames in 1990. Additionally, FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
bought the rights to all former programming of the now defunct UK broadcasting strand Thames Television
Television
from Pearson International in 2002, meaning they also hold rights to a variety of shows from the Thames archives including popular children's shows from the 1970s and 1980s such as the long running The Sooty Show
The Sooty Show
and Rainbow. FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
bought a controlling share of the Canadian video game development company Ludia
Ludia
in October 2010.[1] On 19 November 2012, FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
Enterprises (FME) announced a major new distribution agreement with WWE
WWE
for the exclusive home entertainment rights to WWE's catalogue of programming across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The deal goes into effect in January 2013 and will see FME manage the DVD, Blu-ray, and digital rights for all new and existing WWE
WWE
content, making it the first time that fans of WWE's popular programming can access it digitally across EMEA. On 1 February 2013, FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
announced they will dismantle its FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
Enterprises division into two stand-alone global divisions; one for kids & family entertainment and distribution and the other for digital and branded entertainment.[2] In April 2013, FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
announced a partnership with digital network Blip to develop a new pet-related entertainment destination on Blip powered by FremantleMedia's digital programming site, The Pet Collective. The Pet Collective was Launched online in April 2012, and is a digital producer of animal-friendly content that celebrates the connection between animals and their human companions.[3] On 30 January 2014, FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
was in negotiations to acquire rival All3Media.[4] On 26 March 2014, FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
acquired a 75% stake in 495 Productions, with an option to acquire the remaining 25% in the near future.[5] On 13 October 2017, FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
announced that they have acquired the worldwide format rights to the classic game show Supermarket Sweep[6] and that a revival of the show was in the works. In January 2018, Fremantle sold its children's production studio to Canadian studio Boat Rocker.[7] Company structure[edit] FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
International is the global distribution division which is responsible for global sales across Linear Television, Digital and Home Entertainment platforms of finished content, format sales in non-production territories as well as acquiring and developing new programmes for the international market. FremantleMedia's US production & distribution division is FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America
(FMNA). Based in Burbank, California, FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America
and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, is a content studio which produces & distributes scripted and alternative programs for broadcast and cable networks, syndication, and digital (online & mobile) platforms. In addition, FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
owns several other smaller production companies; among these are Thom Beers' Original Productions (responsible for creation and production of numerous reality shows such as Deadliest Catch, Ax Men, and Ice Road Truckers) and Amygdala Music, Leslie Beers' production and composition firm that writes themes, incidental, and featured music for Original Productions shows. 495 Productions has specialised in developing programs. Reorganisation of UK brands[edit] In November 2011, it was announced that FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
were to reorganise the British operations from 1 January 2012. Talkback Thames brand would be split into four different labels within the newly created FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
UK production arm:

Boundless for factual programming. Retort for scripted comedy. Talkback for comedy. Thames for mainstream entertainment.[8]

List of FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
productions[edit] Main article: List of FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
programs References[edit]

^ " FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
acquires games developer". Retrieved 13 October 2016.  ^ Jeremy Dickson "Kidscreen" 1 February 2013 FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
reorg to focus on kids, family and distribution kidscreen.com, Retrieved on 11 August 2013 ^ Clancy, Michelle. " FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
extends the Pet Collective online TV content to Blip - Online Video - News - Rapid TV News". www.rapidtvnews.com.  ^ FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
in All3Media
All3Media
takeover talks broadcastnow.co.uk 30 January 2014, Retrieved on 31 March 2014 ^ NELLIE ANDREEVA "Deadline" FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
Acquires Majority Stake In SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Prods. deadline.com, Retrieved on 31 March 2014 ^ "FREMANTLEMEDIA GOES WILD IN THE AISLES WITH SUPERMARKET SWEEP" FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
Press. ^ White, Peter (25 January 2018). " FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
Moves Out Of Kids Content, Sells Unit To Canada's Boat Rocker". deadline.com. Retrieved 15 March 2018.  ^ Conlan, Tara (23 November 2011). " Talkback Thames to be split up". Retrieved 13 October 2016 – via The Guardian. 

External links[edit]

FremantleMedia's old Website (Pearson Television) FremantleMedia's 2nd original website FremantleMedia's original Website FremantleMedia's website FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
Australia's website

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