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Fremantle Announces New Deals

FremantleMedia International has announced new deals which total over 220 hours of programming to broadcasters throughout German-speaking Europe.
The sales include drama, lifestyle, comedy, factual and entertainment programming brands.
The distribution company is also unveiling its new programming slate for the CEE region ahead of NATPE Budapest.
FremantleMedia International has sold a significant package to the ProSiebenSat1 Group, with content set to air on its channel Sixx and its VOD service Maxdome.
Sixx has helped itself to the Jamie Oliver titles: Jamie Cooks Summer (1 x 1 hour) and Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals (40 x 30’) as well as two-part documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
The Group has acquired the aforementioned Jamie Oliver titles, seasons one and two of the Lisa Kudrow fronted Web Therapy (22 x 30), Merlin season five (13 x 1 hour, having already bought rights for seasons one to four); and the drama Hit and Miss (6 x 1 hour).
Further sales of FremantleMedia International’s scripted series include Merlin series five to Super RTL and Hit and Miss to RTL Crime; and Web Therapy season three (10 x 30’) to Turner.
Factual sales in the region include the American history series by Oliver Stone, Untold History of the United States.
Directed and narrated by the legendary Stone, thie documentary has sold to Spiegel Geschichte and N-TV; the latter has also bought the special Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space (1 x 1 hour) which examines what happened when a massive meteor crash shook the Urals region in Central Russia in February this year.
Auction Hunters seasons three and four (52 x 30’) and 1000 Ways to Die series six (8 x 30’) have sold to DMAX.
Maximilian Bolenius, VP Sales, German Speaking Europe & Central/Eastern Europe at FremantleMedia International, said: "The German speaking territories are not only a key market for every major distributor but they are also home to some of the most discerning audiences in Europe - and the competition between suppliers of high quality content is fierce. We are really pleased that our clients have chosen to buy from our diverse portfolio and are confident they will do so again when they see our newest offerings."

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