FremantleMedia International presents a fresh array of original content for Miptv 2014

MUMBAI: FremantleMedia International makes its way to this year’s MIPTV with a host of new and diverse content to add to its already extensive catalogue.

Featuring a mix of captivating drama, riveting documentaries, glitzy entertainment, affable lifestyle and classic British comedy; FMI is set on providing buyers with a truly assorted variety of engaging content.

Bob McCourt, Acting CEO, FremantleMedia International, said, “We are delighted to present our new slate at MIPTV, which we genuinely believe offers something for everyone. With a fantastic mix of high-quality content and the addition of global superstars such as Tom Hanks, Taylor Lautnerand Lindsay Lohan to name but just a few, we are all set for this year’s market.”

Images for our new programming can be found in the below link. For press screeners, please contact the PR team.


•Jamaica Inn (3 x 60’) is a bold new adaptation of the classic Daphne du Maurier novel, set in 1820 in the Cornish moors. This highly charged, gothic romance follows a young Mary Yellan as she becomes entangled in a dangerous criminal world ridden with smuggling and murder. Produced by Origin Pictures for BBC One.

•Dicte(20 x 60’) is a new wave Danish crime drama from Miso Film. The seriesfollows DicteSvendsen, a crime reporter who returns to her native town of Aarhus with her daughter after her recent divorce. As she begins to rebuild her life, she comes across a case that opens wounds from her past.

•Schapelle(1 x 90’) In October 2004, Schapelle Corby was arrested at Bali airport with over 4kg of marijuana in her luggage. Narrowly avoiding the death penalty, Schapelle was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Based on the controversial events that unfolded Schapellefollows the arrest, trial, conviction, and the media frenzy that erupted in the world’s press. She always proclaimed her innocence and in February 2014 was freed on parole. A FremantleMedia Australia Production for the Nine Network (Aus).

•Birds of a Feather(8 x 30’) follows the lives of sisters, Sharon Theodopolopodous, Tracey Stubbs, and their neighbour Dorien Green. In this classic British comedy, the trio once again embark on a journey tackling the hilarious issues that life throws at them. Co-produced by Retort (part of FremantleMedia UK) and QuirkyMedia Stuff.

•Play Nice(12 x 8’/4 x 22’/1 x 90’) from Vuguru follows Raquel and Peter Jacobs as they look to get their little boy George into the prestigious Le Chance Academy. Ellen and Dave Bell, Le Chance's headmasters, interview the parents of all prospective students; but they don't make it easy.A day that began with hope for the Jacobs' quickly turns into a nightmare when they accidentally hit and kill the Bells' beloved family dog on the way to their interview. The mystery of a missing dog, a parental culture clash and a very eccentric little George all come to a head in the name of a stellar education in Play Nice.


•Lindsay (8 x 60’) is an exclusive and highly anticipated documentary series following movie star and media sensation Lindsay Lohan on her journey through recovery following a very public period of crisis.Having had her career and personal life sidelined by her public struggles, Lindsay is strikingly candid about her situation and is more determined than ever to get back on her feet. Produced with OWN by Pilgrim Studios.

•The X Factor UK(32 episodes) brings the best wannabe popstars to the stage as the search for the next X Factor begins.Simon Cowell and a group of expert judges will once again pit their skills against each other as they search for that one act that has The X Factor. Co-produced by Syco Entertainment and Thames (part of FremantleMedia UK).

•Britain’s Got Talentis an action packed, entertainment series from Thames (part of FremantleMedia UK) and Syco Entertainment. With the dream judging panel, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, the series is set to amaze and astound as an incredible line-up of acts compete to be crowned this year’s winner.

•Under the Gunn(13x60’) features theEmmy® Award winningTim Gunn as he hosts his new fashion competition series. Tim passes the torch to "Project Runway" alumni Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos, who have shown their prowess on the runway as contestants, but now must prove they have the vision and business savvy to mentor and manage a fashion empire with 15 new up-and-coming designers.Produced by The Weinstein Company and Bunim/Murray Productions.

•Great Christmas Light Fight(5x60’) is a new reality competition series in which 20 families from across America will decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas as they compete for a $50,000 Grand Prize.  The series is produced by FremantleMedia North America.


•The Sixties(10 x 60’), a provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America. The non-scripted series is executive produced by multiple EMMY® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman(HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific), and EMMY® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog(History’s Gettysburg) of Herzog & Company (HCO) for CNN Originals.

•The Art Of(26 x 30’) explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” In each episode, a new artistic medium is explored through profiles of boundary-pushing artists. Focusing on the celebrated as well as the undiscovered, this series explores the creative process behind each featured art form, from sushi to sneakers to the holidays. The Art Of is produced by Ovation Studios.

•Drag Queens of London(10 x 60’) is a bold and revealing observational documentary series that follows the lives of a selection of performers on the biggest and broadest drag scene in the world. From the glitz and glamour of this unique subculture, to the performer’s lives off-stage, the series lifts the lid on the world’s biggest and most dramatic drag scene. Produced by The Connected Set.

•Class of ’92(1 x 99’), from Fulwell 73 Productions and Boundless (part of FremantleMedia UK), is a feature length film documentary focuses on six young footballers careers, and their journey to achieving the unique ‘Treble’ (League, FA and European Cup) at Manchester United.

•Catching Hell(10 x 60’) from Stick Figure Productionsfollowsthe extreme, thrilling, adrenalized world of commercial spearfishing. Hundreds of feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, these deep water hunters fight man-eating sharks and risk paralysis to hand-select the freshest fish on the planet.


•Real Girl’s Kitchen(10 x 60’), hosted by Haylie Duff, takes an intimate look inside Haylie Duff’s kitchen and life, her family and friends. Haylie sharesa selection of recipes, stories and adventures while exploring Los Angeles and New York City. Produced by OraTV.

•Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Flight ClubSeason 2(4 x 60’) features the return ofchildhood friends Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty, as they embark on culinary adventures throughout the continent, taking the best of British food and pitting it against the best of the rest of Europe. Produced by Fresh One.

•Jamie’s Festive Feasts(1 x 60’) is a celebration of lazy winter days at the end of the year. With Christmas over, Jamie Oliver walks the audience through his perfect winter wind-down foods. Produced by Fresh One.

Visit FremantleMedia at MIPTV 2014 at Stand No.C11.A1 (Croisette 11, Aisle 1), 7 - 10 April.

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