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
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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