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Fremantle Archive Sales launches On-Line Catalogue

17 July 2006

Fremantle Archive Sales, the clip and still sales division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of programme brands in the world, today announced the launch of a brand new website, www.fremantlearchivesales.com, which will allow users to browse through FremantleMedia’s entire Archive Sales catalogue online.

For the very first time in FremantleMedia history, the site will grant content users access to titles from the FremantleMedia catalogue online simply by inputting a programme or artist’s name into the search box. The development of this site will mean that FremantleMedia’s entire catalogue of footage and stills will be accessible worldwide and highlight the diversity and range of programmes that FremantleMedia has to offer, from modern phenomenons such as American Idol to classics hits like Neighbours.

Users will also be able to search for footage and stills from third party catalogues represented by Fremantle Archive Sales, such as Fresh One (Jamie’s Kitchen, Jamie’s School Dinners), as well as the Thames News Archive, which includes London news from the 1970s right through to 1992. In addition, the website will act as a forum to announce any new developments and acquisitions and users will be able to sign up to receive regular email mailshots containing all the latest news.

Sam Partner, Business Development Executive, Fremantle Archive Sales commented: “The development of this website presents a fantastic opportunity for the Archive Sales department to showcase our portfolio to an even broader market. It will enable us, as a company, to develop much closer relationships with our existing client base and as well as help us continue to grow and establish new ones.”

The Fremantle Archive Sales is available at www.fremantlearchivesales.com and will also be linked to FremantleMedia’s corporate website, www.fremantlemedia.com.


For further information:
Lynne-Mei Lee, FremantleMedia
Tel. + 44 (0) 20 7691 6782
lynne-mei.lee@fremantlemedia.com

Notes to editors:

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is the commercial arm of FremantleMedia and comprises of Fremantle International Distribution (FID), FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide (FLW) and Fremantle Home Entertainment (FHE).
FID has a network of international sales offices and licenses over 19,000 hours of programmes to 150 countries worldwide. FID’s programming comes from in-house UK producer, talkbackTHAMES and from an increasing number of independent producers in the UK and internationally. Recent international successes include US ratings-toppers The Apprentice: Donald Trump and The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, hugely successful fashion reality series, Project Runway starring Heidi Klum, exquisite Brook Lapping production Catherine the Great and the music event special, Britney Spears: In the Zone.
FLW is the licensing division of FremantleMedia and exploits the company’s many strong brands including the award winning international format, Idols and the cult children’s classics, Rainbow and DangerMouse, across multiple off-screen platforms including merchandising campaigns, interactive and wireless support and music publishing. FHE is the home entertainment arm of FremantleMedia.

FremantleMedia is one of the largest international creators and producers of programme brands in the world, with leading prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programming produced in over 25 territories. International drama programmes include Germany’s top rated serial drama, Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten (Good Times Bad Times), the UK’s most successful police drama, The Bill, and Australia’s top serial drama, Neighbours. The company’s entertainment and factual entertainment hits range from the award winning international format, Idols, broadcast as the prime time show, American Idol, on FOX in the US, to the grime-busting format, How Clean is Your House? and factual entertainment series starring celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, Jamie’s Kitchen, as well as long-running gameshows like The Price Is Right.
FremantleMedia is the production business of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company.
www.fremantlemedia.com