UK content distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has signed an agreement with US studio Vuguru which gives FME the first-look international rights to original commission programming across all digital, linear and home entertainment platforms outside North America from 2013.
Founded by former Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner and backed by Canadian media group Rogers Media, Vuguru is responsible for such titles as ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Price is Right’.
Now, the company will be providing FME with a range of TV series made specially for online platforms, such as the new comedy series ‘Greetings from Home’, and a sequel to ‘Prom Queen’.
“This deal with Vuguru builds on and augments FME’s burgeoning digital strategy,” said David Ellender, Global CEO of FremantleMedia Enterprises.
“New media studios such as Vuguru are home to some of the best and most exciting content and ideas anywhere in the industry, and FME is one of the best-positioned and best-networked global distributors to capitalise on the creative and commercial opportunities that that presents.”