7 December 2006
Fremantle Archive Sales, the clip sales division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of programme brands in the world, today announced it has acquired worldwide representation rights for a raft of Asian titles from Caldecott Productions International (CPI), one of the industry’s leading producers of Asian HD documentaries.
Pete Kalhan, Senior Vice President, Fremantle Home Entertainment & Archive Sales, said: “Congratulations to the archive sales team for securing this deal, HD programming is a defining market trend and we are delighted to be partnering with CPI to add such a broad range of HD content ever-growing portfolio. CPI has a great reputation for producing high quality programmes with a special focus on Asia and we are confident that we will reinforce our global presence in this highly competitive market by adding these titles to our catalogue”.
Ong Hee Yah, Managing Director, CPI, commented on the deal; “We are delighted to have Fremantle Archive Sales representing our HD content. Our footage is taken from all corners of Asia and differs from the usual Asian content as we use specialised local directors who use varied styles and angles when they are shooting. We feel that our footage of Asia has wide appeal for the international market and that Fremantle Archive Sales is best suited to represent us”.
Documentaries acquired as part of the agreement include: Fagin and Oliver – The Asian Twist, Tribal Sex (Indian and Yunnan), Voiceless Art, The Alternative Earth (Delhi Air) and The Skinheads Of Asia.
These newly acquired titles will join Fremantle Archive Sales’ ever expanding portfolio, including international hit TV shows such as Jamie’s Return To School Dinners, American Idol, The X Factor and DangerMouse.
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Fremantle Home Entertainment (FHE) and Fremantle Archive Sales are a part of Fremantle International Distribution (FID), a division of FremantleMedia, 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.
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.
Entertainment and factual entertainment successes range from the award winning international format, Idols, broadcast as prime time show, American Idol, on FOX in the US, to the grime-busting format, How Clean is Your House? FID also continues to experience fantastic success with celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver. Jamie’s School Dinners has been a blockbuster ratings hit worldwide and Jamie’s Great Italian Escape, the very latest series from Fresh Productions, has been keenly anticipated by buyers and audiences alike.
FremantleMedia’s 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 soap, Neighbours.
FremantleMedia has production offices in over 25 countries worldwide, providing local sales and production support for its international TV brands such as Idols and the world’s longest running game show, The Price is Right. The company’s licensing operation, FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide, exploits FremantleMedia’s many strong brands across multiple off-screen platforms including merchandising campaigns, interactive and wireless support, home entertainment and music publishing. FremantleMedia is the content arm of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company.
About Caldecott Productions International Pte Ltd
Caldecott Productions International (CPI) is a subsidiary of MediaCorp with key focus in producing and distributing world class high-definition Asian documentaries for an international market.
For more information, please visit www.caldecottproductions.com
Manager, International Business
Content Development International Markets
Caldecott Productions International
Tel: (65) 6350 3212
Fax: (65) 6259 2062