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The Fremantle Corp. takes “World of Wonders” global

Aside from World of Wonders (pictured) the Toronto- and New York-based company also licensed Women War and Peace and Weird and Wonderful Hotels to networks worldwide.
February 8, 2013

Toronto-based company The Fremantle Corporation has inked a slew of deals with networks all over Asia, Europe and Africa.

The product, ranging from movies and docs to lifestyle, kids and classic family adventure series, has been licensed to TVB Hong Kong; Sony/AXN for Eastern Europe, Sony UK and Sony Max Africa; CBC Barbados; MBC South Korea; Ananay Israel; L/R TV Lithuania, as well as major Canadian broadcasters through its domestic affiliate.

Among the licensed titles are the Gemini award-winning series A World of Wonders (104 x 11 mins, pictured above), produced by Genuine Pictures and Genuine World Productions, and Women War and Peace (4 x 60 min), a five-part special series narrated by Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Alfre Woodard and Geena Davis.

Other licensed series include Weird and Wonderful Hotels (13 x 30 min), Conan (23 x 60 min), and Tarzan the Epic Adventures (22 x 60 min).

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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