FremantleMedia’s formats grow in Latin America

What: FremantleMedia International has achieved significant sales across Latin America.
Why it matters: The sales were driven primarly by US pay TV operators growth and Latin America's audiences demand for high-profile TV formats.

Fremantle-MediaFremantleMedia International has achieved significant sales across Latin America driven primarily by rapidly expanding US pay TV operators and Latin America’s appetite for high-profile TV formats. Sony Pictures Television Networks in Latin America has gone up with the “Got Talent” format, owned by FremantleMedia and Syco Television, with season 9 of “America’s Got Talent” premiering in 2014.

Chilevision, has re-commissioned a fifth season of a local version, “Talento Chileno,” having just launched “Fractured Families – The Long Ride Home.” The pan-regional pay TV TruTV, will this year release “Tattoo Nightmares,” about people with ghastly tattoos. RCN, a Colombian broadcast net, is adapting the Freemantle Media and Simon Fuller co-owned music show “Idols.”

Discovery Networks Latin America has acquired “Dark Matters: Twisted But True,” based on the strangest of scientific phenomena Chello Latin America will release seasons 1 and 2 of “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School.” Argentine TV broadcaster Telefe has acquired game show formats “The Noise,” where competitors are not allowed to make any sound, and “Face It,” in which they must complete tasks using only their faces. “FremantleMedia International continues to have a strong presence across Latin America as we head into this year’s NATPE market. We continue to offer diverse content and formats that meet the needs of a wide range of broadcasters, and remain dedicated to building our business within the region,” said Sheila Aguirre, senior VP, sales and development, Latin America, Caribbean and Hispanic USA, FremantleMedia International.

Source: Variety.com

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