FremantleMedia International

Sky New Zealand stares into Hard Sun & eyes American Gods

Sky New Zealand has acquired new pre-apocalyptic BBC drama Hard Sun, as well as Starz and Amazon drama American Gods and Foxtel’s Picnic at Hanging Rock. All three series count FremantleMedia International as their distributor, and each will play on Sky’s SoHo basic tier channel following the new deal. Hard Sun, which comes from Luther […]

Neighbours getting Turkish remake at Fox

Australian daily soap Neighbours is being remade for the first time in its 32-year history. Turkish network Fox has ordered a local version of the drama following a deal with distributor FremantleMedia International. The original has been consistently broadcast in Australia and the UK for decades, with the first episode appearing down under on Network […]

Fremantle hires Neylon as global content head

FremantleMedia International (FMI) has appointed Katrina Neylon to the role of executive vice president of global content. TBI revealed this past Monday that Neylon had departed her former role as EVP of international sales and marketing at Studiocanal at the end of July. Neylon begins her new role in September, where she will manage the […]

Amazon has Picnic at Hanging Rock with FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia International has partnered with Amazon US for the premiere of its series Picnic at Hanging Rock. Picnic at Hanging Rock is set to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US in 2018. The epic new series, starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), is a re-imagining of Joan Lindsay’s […]

Fremantle ups scripted buyer

FremantleMedia International (FMI) has promoted Rebecca Dundon to director of scripted acquisitions, and hired an exec from ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE). Dundon takes on the new role after joining FremantleMedia’s sales arm as senior acquisitions manager in 2015. She previously worked at Shine International (now part of Endemol Shine International). Anthony Patton is joining […]

Fremantle hires NBCU sales director

FremantleMedia International has brought in NBCUniversal International sales director Nick Pawsey, TBI has learned. Pawsey has been hired as VP of sales and distribution, reporting to executive VP and head sales and distribution for EMEA Jamie Lynn. He will oversee FMI’s sales operation across Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS region, and is […]

Sky brings Aussie drama to Germany

Sky Deutschland has acquired Australian primetime medical drama The Heart Guy. The Essential Media-produced series will air on all German-language Sky 1 pay TV feeds in Europe following the deal with FremantleMedia International (FMI). In Australia, the Nine Network show (known locally as Doctor Doctor) attracted a debut audience of 2.2 million in September 2016 […]

Altice debuts food net with Jamie Oliver shows

Altice is launching a new cooking brand with a TV channel, print magazine and digital site, and in tandem has closed a deal for Jamie Oliver programming. My Cuisine will encompass a new TV channel to be distributed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and French-speaking Africa, a print magazine and digital properties including a mobile […]

Fremantle tones up with Joe Wicks shows

Programmes from UK fitness guru Joe Wicks are coming to Cannes with FremantleMedia International. A deal with Full Fat TV, in which FremantleMedia has a stake, sees a number of shows featuring the Wicks, aka ‘The Body Coach’, who is both a trainer and a best-selling cookbook author. The show include Joe Wicks: The Body […]

The New Statesman plotting return to power

Iconic British satire The New Statesman is set to return to screens under a new guise. The ITV sitcom’s writers, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran of LocomoTV, are working with FremantleMedia-backed Corona TV on the show, The B’Stard Legacy. The original follows a greedy and despicable Conservative MP. With its star, Rik Mayall, passing away […]