FremantleMedia inks 200 hours of programming deals in LATAM

DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 16 January 2015

FremantleMedia International (FMI) has announced sales for more than 200 hours of premium programming across numerous genres, throughout the Latin America region.

"FremantleMedia International's presence across Latin America is stronger than ever," said Sheila Aguirre, executive vice president of content distribution and format sales at Latin America, Caribbean and Hispanic USA, FremantleMedia International. "Given the breadth of our portfolio, our relationship with Latin American broadcasters remains extensive."

Sony Pictures Television Network taking the upcoming milestone season ten of America's Got Talent (43 hours). The No 1 summer reality series throughout the US, America's Got Talent is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment.

The Emmy-nominated reality competition series, Project Runway (14 x 60' and 1 x 60' special), will have another strut down the catwalk with Turner picking up season 11. And also turning fashion into a prestigious competition is The Fashion Fund (6 x 60'), with Globosat in Brazil taking the high-stakes docu-series.

Globosat is also on board to explore general stupidity from around the world with the Mr T-hosted comedy, World's Craziest Fools Series one (20x30'). Turner Networks will air the latest season of the therapeutic comedy starring Lisa Kudrow, Web Therapy (12 x 30').

Globosat in Brazil is still taking a full menu of Jamie Oliver titles, including Save With Jamie season 1 (6 x 60'), Jamie And Jimmy's Food Fight Club season two (6 x 60'), Jamie's Comfort Foods season one (6 x 60'), etc. Fox Life is also on board to serve Save with Jamie throughout Latin America.

In the world of factual entertainment, Tattoo Nightmares: Miami (10 x 30') premieres on Turner. Also in the factual genre, the quest to win auctions and acquire treasures will continue with Auction Hunters season five (20 x 30') on Turner as well. And the stakes will be even greater as Storage Wars Canada Season 2 (36 x 30') heads to A&E Networks. Rounding out the factual genre will be Live from Abbey Road Season five (12 x 60') and Untold History of the US (10 x 30'), both premiering on Globosat in Brazil.

Globosat will also become the home of several of FMI's prominent scripted dramas including series one and two of the female prison world of Wentworth (series one - 10 x 60'; Series two 12 x 60'), the medical drama Monday Mornings (10 x 60'), and Full Circle (10 x 30') from award-winning screenwriter, Neil LaBute.

In the world of scripted kids and family entertainment, HBO Family across Latin America has signed on for the third season of the action-adventure series, Wizards vs. Aliens (10 x 30').

FMI's sales throughout Latin America have also included extensive packages with both Millicom and Digital Latin America for programming on both their linear and digital platforms.