Simon Andreae

Simon Andreae to run Fremantle in UK

Fremantle has appointed Simon Andreae as CEO of its UK business, and has fully acquired his production company Naked Television. Andreae replaces Liam Humphreys, who has stepped down from his role as CEO of Fremantle UK after three years. Fremantle acquired a minority stake in Andreae’s unscripted start up Naked in 2015 and will now […]

FremantleMedia secures global rights to Manson documentary

FremantleMedia International is to handle global distribution for a new ITV documentary series that uses previously unseen archive to go behind the scenes of the Manson Family, the murderous cult led by Charles Manson that terrorised California in the 1960s. A 2 x 60 minute special, The Manson Family: The Lost Tapes (WT) has exclusive access to more than 100 […]

Simon Andreae’s Naked ambition

Ahead of MIPCOM, former Optomen, Fox and Discovery exec Simon Andreae tells Stewart Clarke about the Naked ambition for his new FremantleMedia-backed indie “If I was going to another television job, I wanted it to be a production company and wanted it to be based in the UK,” Simon Andreae tells TBI from his riverside […]

Simon Andreae prodco hires exec from ITV

Naked Entertainment, Simon Andreae’s prodco, has hired Matthew Cox from ITV. He joins the UK-based producer as executive producer. At British broadcaster ITV he produced shows including Text Santa and his other credits include Alive: Back to the Andes for Channel 5 and When Women Ruled the World for Channel 4. Naked is the UK […]

All 4 tries on Naked sex shorts

UK-based Channel 4’s on-demand platform has commissioned a short-form series about the threesome dating scene. Threesome Dating will run to six four-minute episodes on All 4, with Simon Andreae’s Naked Entertainment attached to produce. This will follow the controversial but contemporary trend for three-way dating, with couples looking for a third person in their relationship. […]

Andreae’s Naked hires O’Brien

Naked Entertainment has recruited Tom O’Brien to run its development and work up new unscripted ideas. Naked is the UK prodco created by Simon Andreae, the former Fox and Discovery exec, with backing from FremantleMedia. O’Brien, who has held development positions at Remarkable Television, TwoFour Broadcast and Electric Ray, will be director of development. His […]

Naked hires ex-Fox TV Studios UK chief

Simon Andreae’s production company, Naked Entertainment, has appointed former Fox Television Studios UK managing director Susie Dark as its first COO. Dark will oversee all financial, legal and operational aspects of Simon Andreae’s indie, which is one of a batch that FremantleMedia invested in last year. The company claims to have “several series commissions in […]

TV’s Big Questions: has 4K truly broken through?

There was a buzz around ultra-high definition television coming into 2015, but did the medium have the impact many expected? For Naked Entertainment’s Simon Andreae (below left), it was a resounding no. “How many people got a 4K set for Christmas? Not many,” he says. MoMedia boss Lucas Bertrand has a similar view. “It’s not […]

TV’s Big Questions: have direct-to-consumer services affected the market?

Many believe 2015 was the year traditional pay TV broadcasters finally accepted they would need to go over-the-top to gain the dollars of the binge-watching, ‘cord-nevers’ generation. Here senior executive offer analysis on how this new trend has changed the market. The announcement of the launch of HBO Now was hailed as a watershed moment […]

FremantleMedia buys Dutch indie

FremantleMedia has acquire a majority stake in Dutch producer No Pictures Please, a controversial factual producer. The firm will sit alongside FremantleMedia’s other Netherlands-based producers, Blue Circle and FourOne.Media. FremantleMedia now owns 75% of the firm after the deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed. No Pictures Please, led by popular presenter and producer […]