FremantleMedia inks first-look content deal with Young Hollywood

Michelle Clancy | 29-01-2014

FremantleMedia International (FMI) has announced an exclusive first-look content deal with digital entertainment pioneer Young Hollywood. The deal, which extends FMI's portfolio of multi-platform properties, covers all of Young Hollywood's half-hour and hour-long programming, including Young Hollywood's Greatest..., and Young Hollywood Presents Evolution Of..., which are already part of FMI's content catalogue.

"Young Hollywood is one of the world's largest independent producers of exclusive premium celebrity video programming, with an unparalleled track record for discovering the next generation of Hollywood stars and we're delighted to have secured this first look deal with them," said Hayley Dickson, vice president of acquisitions and development at FremantleMedia. "It signifies FremantleMedia International's ongoing commitment to working with the very best content producers on both traditional and non-traditional platforms and enriches our existing catalogue with a unique approach to celebrity that looks beyond gossip to reveal an authentic individual."

FMI currently has distribution rights to two of Young Hollywood's long-form shows, which have sold to more than 30 territories to date. Young Hollywood's Greatest... gets up close and personal with all the biggest stars in Hollywood by presenting a Top 7 Countdown featuring the best-of moments and experiences with celebrities. Young Hollywood Presents Evolution Of... shows how celebrities have developed from wide-eyed hopefuls into bona fide superstars. Featuring early photo shoots, exclusive interviews and set visits, Young Hollywood shows how these stars have evolved throughout the years.

"It's great to be extending our existing relationship with FremantleMedia International," said RJ Williams, CEO at Young Hollywood. "They are a fantastic partner for the Young Hollywood brand, and their extensive international network will be invaluable in helping to introduce global audiences to our past and future catalogue of exclusive celebrity content."