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FremantleMedia to launch game show channel BuzzrTV

FremantleMedia North America is to launch a digital multicast channel devoted to vintage game shows on Fox television stations later this summer. (Pictured: Family Feud host Steve Harvey)
January 20, 2015

FremantleMedia North America is to launch a vintage game show channel called BuzzrTV on Fox television stations later this summer.

Fox has acquired rights to the digital multicast channel from FremantleMedia North America and Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury, which brokered the deal. It will be available across stations in Fox’s 17 owned-and-operated markets, which cover more than 37% of U.S. homes.

FremantleMedia’s library of game show programs comprises more than 40,000 episodes of classic series including Family Feud (pictured above), Let’s Make a Deal, To Tell the Truth, Password, Match Game, Beat the Clock, What’s My Line, Blockbusters and Card Sharks.

“When I joined the company two years ago, it became instantly clear that there was a huge opportunity for us to not only be a producer in the space, but also a programmer,” FremantleMedia North America CEO¬†Thom Beers said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have Fox, one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, as our launch partner on BuzzrTV.”

BuzzrTV is the only game show network slated to join the free-to-air digital multicast space, which also includes Me TV, Antenna TV, Bounce TV and the newly launched Justice Network.

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