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DISCOP proves fruitful for FremantleMedia

Talent competitions were a big draw for FremantleMedia Enterprises, with Central and Eastern Europe buying up FME's offerings. The Got Talent format has been acquired by Rustavi 2 in Georgia, which also picked up Geo Star, the localised version of global entertainment brand Idols. RTL Klub in Hungary acquired America's Toughest Jobs, while Jamie's American Road Trip has been sold to SDT in Poland.
July 3, 2009

Talent competitions were a big draw for FremantleMedia Enterprises, with Central and Eastern Europe buying up FME’s offerings. The Got Talent format has been acquired by Rustavi 2 in Georgia, which also picked up Geo Star, the localised version of global entertainment brand Idols. RTL Klub in Hungary acquired America’s Toughest Jobs, while Jamie’s American Road Trip has been sold to SDT in Poland.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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