FremantleMedia International in Mideast Deal with Fox Life


FremantleMedia International (FMI) has scored an exclusive three-year output deal with Fox Life in the Middle East for more than 150 hours of programming.

Fox Life will take on a range of FMI’s new lifestyle shows, including the brand-new cooking series Bondi Harvest with Guy Turland. The channel will also launch Nigel Slater’s Middle East. Jamie Oliver titles are part of the package as well, including Jamie Oliver’s Quick and Easy Food, Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals and Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club season six. Additionally, the deal includes Nigella: At My Table, with Nigella Lawson; Spice Trip, presented by chef Stevie Parle and spice expert Emma Grazette; and Eat the Week, fronted by chef Simon Rimmer.

Amac Us, VP of sales for the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Europe at FremantleMedia International, said, “We’re excited to have partnered with Fox to bring our world-class collection of cooking content to Fox Life. Fox Life is committed to delivering the best in lifestyle programming to its audiences so it was the perfect platform for our culinary and talent led series.”

Sanjay Raina, senior VP and general manager for Fox Networks Group Middle East, said, “We are delighted to partner with FremantleMedia International for this output deal where we have picked some of the best cooking shows. The deal features some of the most well-known and recognized chefs in the cooking world such as Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Stevie Parle, Nigel Slater. They all have a recognized expertise in an entertaining environment that will talk to our audience and let them enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”