FremantleMedia takes stake in Full Fat TV

The global producer-distributor has acquired a minority stake in the Birmingham-based fact-ent indie, with an option to increase its shares in the future. (Pictured: Full Fat TV's Colette Foster)
November 25, 2015

Global producer-distributor FremantleMedia has acquired a 25% minority stake in the Birmingham-based fact-ent indie Full Fat TV, with an option to increase its shares in the future.

The prodco, which was launched earlier this year by former Remarkable TV exec Colette Foster (pictured), focuses on factual entertainment and feature formats.

Prior to launching the indie, Foster served as joint MD of Endemol Shine Group-owned Remarkable TV, before stepping down in April after eight years with the company. During her tenure, Foster was responsible for launching and overseeing more than 20 factual programs including Channel 4′s Supersize vs Superskinny; BBC2′s The House That £100K Built and Restoration Home; and BBC3′s Freak Like Me.

Before joining Endemol, Foster developed and exec produced 10 Years YoungerEmbarrassing Illnesses and How To Look Good Naked.

The acquisition marks yet another investment marked to boost FremantleMedia’s global creative network, having previously taken a 25% stake in Naked Entertainment; a 75% majority stake in Dutch factual indie No Pictures Please; and launching digital media company Shotglass Media.

“Colette has a strong vision of what she wants to achieve and she is one of the most successful and respected creatives in the UK,” said FremantleMedia Global CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz in a statement. “Full Fat TV is a great complement to our existing portfolio and we’re looking forward to working with her on what will be a great slate of programming.”

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