FremantleMedia & Telefe Enter Format Pact


MIAMI: FremantleMedia and Argentina’s Telefe have entered into a two-year co-development partnership to create and develop entertainment/non-scripted formats for the Argentinian and wider Latin American market.

Telefe will have exclusive rights on all new shows to broadcast on its network in Argentina and across Latin America. FremantleMedia has worldwide rights to the shows created through the deal, which will be sold through FremantleMedia International and its global network of production companies.

Adrián Santucho, CEO of FremantleMedia Latin America, said: “Today’s agreement is an important and exciting step forward in FremantleMedia’s plans to grow its business in Latin America as we develop and produce shows for the Argentinian market. As the country’s most popular television network, we couldn’t have asked for a better partner. We’re really looking forward to working with Tomás and his team over the next two years to create shows that will appeal to audiences in Argentina and around the world.”

Tomás Yankelevich, the head of entertainment of Telefe, added: “FremantleMedia is a world-renowned producer of entertainment shows, loved by audiences all over the globe. We embark on this exciting challenge with great enthusiasm. Telefe has been producing entertainment shows with vast success for decades in Argentina. Now, with the expansion of our content development team, and working together with Fremantle, we know it is a big step forward to generate new formats, not only for our screen but also for the rest of the world.”