Home Entertainment Partner for FremantleMedia Kids & Family


LONDON: FremantleMedia Kids & Family has appointed Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) Content Group as the home entertainment partner for the company’s programming across a number of key territories.

UPHE Content Group will manage all DVD and DTO releases for FremantleMedia Kids & Family’s 5,000 hours of content, including such titles as Tree Fu Tom, Kate & Mim-Mim, The BFG – Big Friendly Giant, Danger Mouse (both new and old), Count Duckula, The Wind in the Willows and Rainbow. The company will also handle the home entertainment rights for any future FremantleMedia Kids & Family commissions.

Rick Glankler, the president and general manager at FremantleMedia Kids & Family, remarked: “We are delighted to welcome UPHE on board to manage our portfolio. They are a major presence in the home entertainment business, with one of the most respected catalogues in the industry. Their creative approach, best-in-class marketing and strong sales and distribution network will provide the very best route to market for both our new brands and much-loved classics. We are very excited to be working with them.”

Helen Parker, the executive VP of UPHE Content Group, added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with FremantleMedia Kids & Family. With a rich and diverse portfolio that ranges from cult classics to current preschool smash hits, Fremantle is one of the most dynamic independent producers of engaging and groundbreaking content. Combining this with our multiplatform distribution expertise and extensive knowledge of the kids’ and family marketplace, we are extremely excited to be able to take this portfolio of hugely successful brands to a new and extended global audience.”