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G100 UK: FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia (part of the RTL Group, London)
March 1, 2008

FremantleMedia
(part of the RTL Group, London)

In 2007, FremantleMedia’s in-house production companies were responsible for over 10,000 hours of programming. Granted, a good chunk of that number is drama, comedy and telenovelas, but a significant slice is factual entertainment, formats and documentary fare. In fact, while the Idols, X Factors and Got Talents have become international brands, even comparatively obscure format ideas like The Farmer Wants a Wife have managed to catch on.

And that production success has spread evenly across the company’s divisions, with Fremantle North America contributing shows such as The Next Great American Band and American Inventor. In Germany, Fremantle UFA has also created a significant domestic market for itself.

But it’s not all singing and on-stage gyrations with this lot. Fremantle can also do factual well, like the popular How Clean is Your House.

Employees: approx. 1,700
Hours in 2007: 10,081
Recent titles: American Idol, The X Factor, America’s Got Talent, Next Great American Band
Current/upcoming titles: Got Talent, The Farmer Wants A Wife, The X Factor, Idols, Can You Duet?
www.fremantlemedia.com

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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