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FremantleMedia (formerly All-American Television and Pearson Television) is a division of RTL Group which holds the rights to the Goodson/Todman game show library which includes such classic game shows as The Price is Right, Match Game, I've Got a Secret, and Family Feud, as well as non Goodson shows such as Press Your Luck and the Reg Grundy library, which includes Sale of the Century, Scrabble, and Bruce Forsythe's Hot Streak. RTL Group is Europes largest TV, radio and production company. ... Mark Goodson (January 14, 1915 – December 18, 1992) was an American television producer born in Sacramento, California. ... Bill Todman (July 31, 1916-July 29, 1979) was an American television producer born in New York City. ... A game show is a radio or television program involving members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... The Price Is Right is a popular game show based on contestants guessing the retail prices of featured prizes and other promotional products. ... Match Game was an American television game show where contestants tried to match a panel of six celebrities in answering fill-in-the-blank questions. ... Ive Got a Secret (abbreviated as IGAS) was a weekly panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television and was created by Allan Sherman as essentially a knockoff of Whats My Line?. The original version of the show premiered in June 1952 and... Family Feud is a popular television game show in the USA and Australia that pits two families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed of 100 people. ... Press Your Luck was an American television game show where contestants collected spins by answering trivia questions, and then used the spins on a board with dollar amounts. ... Reg Grundy (born 1923) is one of the most successful Australian media and television moguls of his generation. ... Sale of the Century was a television game show format that has screened in several countries in various incarnations since 1969. ... Scrabble was an American television game show that was based on the Scrabble board game. ... Bruce Forsyths Hot Streak was a short-lived ABC game aired from January 6, 1986 to April 4, 1986. ...

In addition, they also own (along with Columbia Pictures) the rights to most of the post-1948 Bob Hope film catalog that includes The Seven Little Foys, The Lemon Drop Kid, and Son of Paleface. They were also the distributors of the television series Baywatch, and also hold the rights to the Grundy Television Library, including game shows from its U.S. counterpart, Reg Grundy Productions. The Columbia Pictures logo, since 1996. ... Bob Hope receiving an (honorary) Oscar Leslie Townes Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was a famous British-American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Army personnel. ... The Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story by writer Damon Runyon. ... Son of Paleface is a 1952 film. ... Baywatch was a popular American television show about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County. ...

Fremantle also focuses on in-house productions, such as the Fox Network TV show American Idol, and current versions of The Price is Right and Family Feud, carryover productions from Mark Goodson Productions. The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... American Idol: The Search for a Superstar is the US version of British hit TV show Pop Idol. ...

Fremantle's library also includes the 2001 CBS telefilm "The Christmas Shoes," inspired by the NewSong #1 hit, and its 2005 sequel, "The Christmas Blessing". (The song is property of Bertelsmann AG, which is the majority owner in RTL group.)

The company has also acquired British production companies: Grundy Television, Thames Television, and TalkBack Productions, later merged as TalkBack Thames. Reg Grundy Organisation was an Australian television production company that branched out into Europe and the USA. Founded by Reg Grundy it initially produced game shows, before branching into soap operas in 1973. ... The classic Thames Television logo (1969 - 1989), featuring a geographically incorrect montage of London landmarks. ... Talkback Productions was formed in 1981 by Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones. ... talkbackTHAMES is a British television production company, a division of FremantleMedia (itself part of the RTL Group). ...

Fremantle currently leases the rights to all Goodson-Todman game shows, sans The Price is Right, plus Press Your Luck to GSN. GSN logo (2004-present) The Game Show Network logo (1997-2004) The Game Show Network (now known as GSN - The Network for Games) is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite channel dedicated to game shows and interactive television games. ...

FremantleMedia is a division of the RTL Group. RTL Group is Europes largest TV, radio and production company. ...

External link

  • Fremantle Media's website

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FremantleMedia's Tony Cohen (3312 words)
Tony Cohen, the CEO of FremantleMedia, has had years of experience in local productions, and today runs the company that produces some 190 localized versions of entertainment-show and serial-drama formats in 38 countries.
FremantleMedia provides broadcasters with the production expertise of its "flying producers," a team that travels from country to country, helping local broadcasters not only in creating the shows and getting them on the air, but providing assistance in keeping them popular over time.
FremantleMedia Enterprises also develops the company's properties in online, interactive and wireless media and ensures that licensing and music-publishing opportunities are fully exploited.
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