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FremantleMedia hooks up with Dick de Rijk

FremantleMedia has partnered with Deal or No Deal creator Dick de Rijk through a multi-year co-development deal.

dik_de_rijk_173This will see de Rijk and FremantleMedia’s entertainment development team work together to create globally-adaptable formats.

De Rijk’s formats include Deal or No Deal and You Deserve It, and he has partnered with the likes of Endemol and Red Arrow International in the past on similar development deals.

“Dick is an ideas man, with a fantastic understanding of the global TV market and you can see from the formats that he’s developed, that he thinks creatively and strategically,” said Rob Clark, director, global entertainment development, FremantleMedia. “I hope that alongside our global network of production companies, we can together build the next Global Entertainment TV franchise.”

“This new alliance with FremantleMedia feels like a big challenge,” added de Rijk. “A distributing partner of this size, both creatively and geographically, offers every opportunity to create some new fireworks in the television landscape. Working closely with Rob is a privilege, and will be great fun.