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Foxtel buys huge package from FremantleMedia

Jamie_OliverAustralian pay TV operator Foxtel has acquired a 450-hour package of programming from FremantleMedia International.

The deal will give Foxtel content for several of its own channels and joint-venture offerings including Bio, History, CI, Lifestyle and Arena.

The package spans several genres of content. Factual titles include 16x30mins Morgan Spurlock series A Day in the Life, 7x60mins and film industry series Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood.

Lifestyle shows include Jamie Oliver shows Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals and Jamie’s Food Escapes.

The new season of Project Runway is also included as is spin-off Project Runway: Under the Gunn.

Scripted fare covered by the deal includes a renewal for Kiwi soap Shortland Street.

Paul Ridley, senior EVP, sales & distribution, Asia Pacific, FremantleMedia International said, “We have a long-standing, established relationship with Foxtel and are beyond pleased to be continuing our partnership with this new deal.”