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Fremantle Celebrates Foxtel Deal

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced the sale of 405 hours of programming to Australia's leading subscription television provider, Foxtel.
During the last two months, Foxtel has selected a diverse range of FME's recently launched shows, along with some classic returning series.
Snapped up from FME’s new MIPCOM releases was TV's most punishing competitive reality show to date, America’s Toughest Jobs from BermanBraun and Original Productions.
This 10 x 1 hour series challenges 13 people to break free from their safe and comfortable careers and experience some of the most gruelling jobs on the planet. The series culminates with the yearly salary for each job being awarded in a lump sum to the toughest competitor.
Also part of the deal is the remarkable, in-depth 13 x 1 hour factual series, Hitler's Bodyguard, which analyses the motives and methodology of the many individuals and organisations who attempted to kill Hitler.
The television provider also bolsters its factual offering with DEA, the 6 x 1 hour show which invites viewers to go undercover with a group of Special Agents and Task Force Officers in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as they risk their lives to battle the drugs trade in downtown Detroit.
Other highlights in the various packages are some of FME’s most well-loved and sought after entertainment and drama brands such as American Idol season eight (50 x 1 hour), The Price is Right (US version, 100 hours), Graham Kennedy’s classic Blankety Blanks (30 hours), along with 56.5 hours of Project Runway (including new season five), 26.5 hours of Janice Dickinson’s Modeling Agency (including new season 4) and a staggering 89 hours of the sun drenched action and adventure series, Baywatch from the FME back catalogue.
Paul Ridley, FME's Senior Vice President Asia Pacific who brokered the deals said "We're very happy to be doing such great business with Foxtel, I am delighted to be able to provide them with so much product which offers the brand fit they are looking for."
Meanwhile, Fleur Fahey, Group Channel Manager at Foxtel added "We are thrilled to secure such an extensive range of exclusive content which our subscribers will enjoy in 2009 across the owned and operated channels group."

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