Fred Media


Sales round-up: ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join ‘Harry Wild’; Fred’s ‘Space Invaders’ continue; Flame closes factual sales

ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join Harry Wild Germany’s ZDF has joined as a co-producer on upcoming Irish murder mystery drama Harry Wild. The show, from producer-distributor Dynamic Television and AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV, has also been pre-bought by Mediawan for French-speaking Europe, while RTÉ in Ireland has come on board as the Irish broadcaster. The 8 x […]

Show of the week: Mega Zoo

This animal-focused show highlights not just the ever-present interest in animals among viewers but also the adaptability and ingenious invention shown by producers during the pandemic. Filmed in Australia at Zoos Victoria’s three vastly different sites: first, there is the Melbourne Zoo on the city fringe; then the savannah of Werribee Open Range Zoo; and […]

Fred Media hires Beyond alum Zoe Allen to Melbourne sales team

Australia-based distributor Fred Media has appointed Beyond Rights exec Zoe Allen to its Melbourne team as sales manager for Latin America, CEE, Africa, Israel and VOD. Reporting to Fred Media COO, Roger Vanderspikken, Allen is now responsible for expanding the company’s client base in each territory and licensing its catalogue from third-party producers, as well […]

Kids round-up: ‘Alien TV’ and ‘Horrid Henry’ special both land on Netflix; ‘Brainbuzz’ travels in Australia and Hong Kong; ‘Bubu And The Little Owls’ fly to Kidoodle.TV

Alien TV lands on Netflix and Nine Network Netflix and Australia’s FTA Nine Network will premiere Entertainment One (eOne) and POP Family Entertainment’s family comedy Alien TV later this month. The 26 x 30-minute series was co-produced by eOne and and POP, in collaboration with Netflix for global release.  The Nine Network commissioned the series in Australia, produced with financial support of Create NSW. The series follows the […]

News round-up: Oz ‘Living Room’ travels to US; CJ ENM & Bunim/Murray format deal; ZDF snags Covid-19 series

Dabl steps into WTFN’s ‘Living Room‘ WTFN-produced The Living Room is headed to the US on CBS-owned digital lifestyle network Dabl, thanks to a 120-hour content deal negotiated by Australia’s WTFN-owned distributor Fred Media. The long-running studio-based series, which was originally made by WTFN for Australia’s Network Ten, offers a “fresh entertainment spin” on lifestyle […]

Fred Media appoints former TCB, Cineflix exec for pre-sales and acquisitions

Australian distributor Fred Media has appointed former TCB Media MD Kate Lewellyn-Jones as a strategic consultant to bolster the company’s pre-sales and acquisitions division. Lewellyn-Jones was MD at TCB until early last year and before that SVP of sales and acquisition management at Cineflix. Her arrival comes two months after fellow TCB exec Mem Bakar […]

Fred Media hires TCB’s Mem Bakar as European sales boss

TCB Media Rights exec Mem Bakar has landed at Australian distributor Fred Media. Bakar is to head the European sales office for Fred – the commercial arm of Australian Bondi Vet and Vet On The Hill prodco WTFN Entertainment – out of London. She replaces long-time Fred and WTFN exec Sally Cronin, who first joined […]