NATPE: Fremantle Expands LatAm Reach

FremantleMedia International announced a series of programming sales in Latin America that were made at the NATPE Miami market, which is taking place this week.

The FremantleMedia and Syco Television co-owned format “Got Talent” was picked up by numerous networks: Sony Pictures Television Networks in Latin America and CNC-3 Trinidad will continue taking “America’s Got Talent,” with season nine set to premiere this year; the format has also been re-commissioned for a localized version with Talento Chileno on Chilevision, now entering into its fifth season.

The music show “Idols,” co-owned by FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, will be adapted for the Colombian market for the first time. “Idol Colombia” is set to premiere on RCN in the spring and will become the 47th local version to be produced worldwide.

Reality television will continue to be a focus for Fremantle, which has sold a slew of such series at NATPE Miami. Seasons one and two of “Tattoo Nightmares” highlighting real people with bad tattoos, heads to TruTV; the modern day treasure hunt series “Storage Wars Canada” was picked up by A&E Networks throughout the Latin American region; “Fractured Families–The Long Ride Home” just launched on Chilevision; and the “Dark Matters: Twisted But True” docuseries was sold to Discovery Networks Latin America.

In lifestyle programming, seasons one and two of “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School” will premiere on Chello Latin America; and the game show formats “The Noise” and “Face It” from Fuji TV are being produced by Telefe and recently premiered in Argentina.  

“FremantleMedia International continues to have a strong presence across Latin America as we head into this year’s NATPE market,” says Sheila Aguirre, senior vice president, sales and development, Latin America, Caribbean and Hispanic USA, FremantleMedia International. “We continue to offer diverse content and formats that meet the needs of a wide range of broadcasters, and remain dedicated to building our business within the region.”

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