FME Sells Titles Across Latin America


MIAMI: Ahead of NATPE, FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has sold a number of its titles throughout Latin America, among them the current season of American Idol and the Got Talent format.

The 11th season of American Idol will be available pan-regionally through SPE (Sony Pictures Entertainment) Networks Latin America and terrestrial outlets in Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Sony will also air the sixth season of America’s Got Talent, the fourth season of Celebrity Apprentice and the fourth season of Live from Abbey Road.

From FME’s Kids & Family Entertainment catalogue, the tween series My Babysitter’s a Vampire was picked up by Televisa in Mexico and Canal 13 in Chile. Netflix will bring seasons one and two of Merlin and the drama Satisfaction to members across the region. Once TV of Mexico has taken on Ocean Mysteries and March of the Dinosaurs. Fox Life in Latin America went for Baking Made Easy.

Shows from the Jamie Oliver franchise sold well. Globosat of Brazil acquired Jamie’s Great Britain, Jamie Cooks Summer and Jamie’s Dream School. Seasons eight and nine of Project Runway will air pan-regionally on Turner on Glitz. Turner Broadcasting also opted for the Spike TV titles Auction Hunters, 1000 Ways to Die and Deadliest Warriors along with the reality competition Work of Art, Wild Justice: California and Web Therapy. 1000 Ways to Die, seasons one and two, also went to UCTV in Chile, which scooped up Benny Hill as well.

In the way of formats, TVN of Chile bought the rights to The X Factor and will launch a second season soon. Chanel 13 of Chile is producing its own version of Don’t Stop Me Now and will continue with a third season of My Name Is. Chilevision took on Idol rights and will launch a third season of Got Talent this year. Peru’s Frecuencia Latina and Ecuavisa of Ecuador will both launch Got Talent this year. Telefe of Argentina will continue with a fourth season of the franchise. Teletica in Costa Rica is launching Hole in the Wall.

Sheila Aguirre, the senior VP of sales and development for Latin America, Caribbean and Hispanic-speaking U.S. at FME, commented, “FME brings to NATPE a very diverse catalogue of top quality programs from some of the world’s most outstanding producers, including a number of shows with a distinct Latin connection. Our shows and formats continue to excite viewers across the globe, and we are thrilled to introduce new programs, such as Max Steel from our Kids & Family Entertainment division, to Latin American audiences.”