Fremantlemedia fires up 2013 with LATAM sales campaign
Editor | 29-01-2013
"A position and commitment to the Latin American region" are uppermost in the mind of leading global TV creator and producer FremantleMedia (FME) which has revealed a raft of news sales for 2013.
Very much talking top billing is a renewal deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) for American Idol. Sony has now signed up for 12 series of the Emmy Award-winning programme which will be available pan-regionally from January 2013 and on terrestrial outlets in Suriname and the Caribbean.
Other reality TV wins for FME in the Latin American region include Auction Hunters season three to truTV, Project Accessory to Fox Life, and Jamie Oliver's Dream School to Globosat in Brazil and Fox Life for the rest of Latin America.
The UK's soi-disant 'edgy' chef will also feature in more than 50 hours of new titles from his slate, including Jamie's 15 Minute Meals, Jamie Cooks Summer, Jamie's Christmas with Bells On, Jamie's Great Festival and Jamie's Great Britain, all of which will air in more than 30 countries via Globosat in Brazil and Fox Life throughout the rest of Latin America.
Other recent sales include a drama package deal to Latin America's DirecTV, including two series based on true stories - the Australian series, Killing Time, and the British drama, The Sinking of the Laconia - along with the British suspense, What to Do When Someone Dies. Turner's Glitz (second window) will show the fourth season of Live From Abbey Road, with the fifth (first run) on Sony Spin.
"FME's ability to offer a wide variety of content that undeniably delivers bottom-line results for our broadcasting partners continues to give our portfolio credibility," commented Sheila Aguirre, senior vice president, sales and development, Latin America, Caribbean and Hispanic USA, FremantleMedia Enterprises. "Latin America remains a key market for FME internationally, and these recent sales across all genres exemplify our commitment to cater to all tastes across the region."