TV

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
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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