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FremantleMedia fully acquires Blu

FremantleMedia, which has held a majority stake in Blu since 2005, has purchased another 25% stake in the Scandinavian production company Blu, taking its ownership to 100%. Blu is a market leader in Denmark and Sweden, having created hits such as X Factor (Syco), Idols (19/FremantleMedia) and Farmer Wants A Wife. Blu was founded by Henrik Hancke Nielsen, the creator of international TV hits such as The Big Class Reunion and Can You Duet, who is now an executive producer at FremantleMedia North America. 'Blu has gone from strength to strength, and we're delighted to increase our investment in the company, making it a wholly owned part of FremantleMedia,' says Simon Spalding, Regional CEO, Europe & Asia Pacific of FremantleMedia. 'This is a further demonstration of our absolute confidence in Blu's continued ability to bring inspiring entertainment to audiences in Denmark, Sweden and beyond.'
April 21, 2010

FremantleMedia, which has held a majority stake in Blu since 2005, has purchased another 25% stake in the Scandinavian production company Blu, taking its ownership to 100%. Blu is a market leader in Denmark and Sweden, having created hits such as X Factor (Syco), Idols (19/FremantleMedia) and Farmer Wants A Wife. Blu was founded by Henrik Hancke Nielsen, the creator of international TV hits such as The Big Class Reunion and Can You Duet, who is now an executive producer at FremantleMedia North America. ‘Blu has gone from strength to strength, and we’re delighted to increase our investment in the company, making it a wholly owned part of FremantleMedia,’ says Simon Spalding, Regional CEO, Europe & Asia Pacific of FremantleMedia. ‘This is a further demonstration of our absolute confidence in Blu’s continued ability to bring inspiring entertainment to audiences in Denmark, Sweden and beyond.’

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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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