FremantleMedia bags pre-NATPE deals

Jamie_OliverFremantleMedia International has sold shows in genres ranging from Jamie Oliver titles to scripted dramas to broadcasters across Central and Eastern Europe.

Czech Republic channel Prima has gone for a package deal totaling 300 hours including the Nigel Marvin-fronted 6x60mins Untamed China, CGI doc Titanoboa: Monster Snake, 8x60mins historical series Rome Unwrapped and Egypt Unwrapped, 1x60mins special Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space and 75 hours of Jamie Oliver-fronted lifestyle shows.

Czech public broadcaster Ceska Televize has acquired Oliver Stone’s 10x60mins doc series The Untold History of the United States.

Elsewhere, Chello Central Europe has bought a 145-hour package including Martha Stewart-fronted shows and the 6x30mins Lorraine Pascale’s Fast Fresh and Easy Food, while MTVA in Hungary has gone for more than 50 hours of Jamie Oliver programming.

On the drama front, Sony Channels Russia and comedy network 2×2 have bought Wedding Band, while Amedia has bought Hit and Miss and World War II series Laconia for its new premium pay and OTT service.

MTVA has also bought the latter series, along with miniseries Kidnap and Ransom and Exile. Disney Channel in Russia has gone for seasons one to five of BBC fantasy drama Merlin.

In comedy, Amedia and 2×2 have bought 32x30mins Web Therapy and 13x30mins Cuckoo. 2×2, along with Discovery in Poland, has also acquired clip show World’s Craziest Fools.

Finally, The X Factor USA has also gone to Fox International Channels in Bulgaria and the Balkans, Russia, the CIS and Baltics, and Poland; and to RTL Klub in Hungary. Fox also bought seasons three to six of Project Runway, while Sony Channels Russia took seasons eight and nine. Russia’s R2 and Romania’s Pro TV have acquired seasons eight and nine of mixed martial arts show Bellator.