FremantleMedia Netherlands & Belgium are the obvious partner for us, they already successfully produce Great Bake Off in Netherlands for NPO1 and will be producing Dancing with the Stars as the show returns to Belgium after a six year hiatus with a new home on SBS. With our extensive format slate and their expertise, we look forward to bringing even more of BBC Worldwide’s great titles such as Generation Game and In Your Ear to Benelux audiences.Jacob de Boer, Global Commercial Director, Formats Production, BBC Worldwide
Date: 21.02.2018     Last updated: 21.02.2018 at 09.00
Category: BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide and FremantleMedia Netherlands and Belgium today announced a new partnership to produce the best of BBC Worldwide’s general entertainment and non-scripted formats for the Benelux market.

BBC Worldwide’s multi-year deal production partnership with FremantleMedia Netherlands and Belgium grants the company the right to produce non-scripted formats in the Benelux region from BBC Worldwide’s entertainment catalogue. The production partnership includes current library and future non-scripted formats but will not affect any format deals which BBC Worldwide currently has in place. 

Jacob de Boer, Global Commercial Director, Formats Production, BBC Worldwide said: “FremantleMedia Netherlands & Belgium are the obvious partner for us, they already successfully produce Great Bake Off in Netherlands for NPO1 and will be producing Dancing with the Stars as the show returns to Belgium after a six year hiatus with a new home on SBS.  With our extensive format slate and their expertise, we look forward to bringing even more of BBC Worldwide’s great titles such as Generation Game and In Your Ear to Benelux audiences.” 

Georgette Schlick, CEO FremantleMedia Netherlands & Belgium continues: “Great partnerships build great value. The BBC Worldwide catalogue is very well known, from successful factual reality series to big shiny floor entertainment shows. We believe that this catalogue, combined with FremantleMedia's track record as leading international format creator, will lead to a wide range of high quality shows. A promising step forward in connecting worldwide creativity.” 

 

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For more information, please contact:

Lee Leschasin

Communications Manager, BBC Worldwide

+44 (0)208 433 1324

Lee.leschasin@bbc.com

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide is a principal commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally. 

In 2016/17 BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £157.3m and headline sales of £1,059.9m and returned £210.5m to the BBC. 

For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: bbcworldwide.com/annual-review/

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About FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia creates, produces and distributes some of the best known and loved content in the world including: American Gods, The Young Pope, Deutschland 83, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, Match Game, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, Wentworth, Neighbours, Grand Designs, Jamie Oliver, Danger Mouse, Munchies (with VICE Media),and The Football Republic. We have an outstanding global network with operations in 31 countries, producing over 11,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and airing more than 420 programmes a year worldwide. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. We are part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, and a division of the international media company Bertelsmann. For more information, visit www.fremantlemedia.com, follow us @FremantleMedia and visit our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.