or


[11/10/08 - 01:28 PM]
Spike TV and Fremantlemedia Enterprises Extend Strategic Partnership to Finance and Distribute Three New Series Internationally
The pact covers upcoming entries "Jesse James is a Dead Man," "Deadliest Warrior" and "Surviving Disaster."

[via press release from Spike TV]

SPIKE TV AND FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES EXTEND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO FINANCE AND DISTRIBUTE THREE NEW SERIES INTERNATIONALLY

New York, NY, November 10, 2008 � Spike TV and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) today announce an extended partnership whereby FME will help finance and market three Spike's original series worldwide. The multi-million dollar investment deal, announced today by Eddie Dalva, senior vice president, content, MTV Networks Entertainment Group, in conjunction with David Ellender, CEO, FME, also grants FME international distribution rights to the recently announced Spike TV original series, "Jesse James is a Dead Man," "Deadliest Warrior," and "Surviving Disaster (working title)." All three programs will debut on Spike TV in 2009.

The deal is the latest in the successful and lucrative partnership between the MTV Networks Entertainment Group and FME, who have worked together on distributing previous titles including season one of Spike's original series "DEA" which has sold in 42 territories, and "Murder," selling into 49 territories. FME launched Comedy Central's "Reality Bites Back" at MIPCOM at the beginning of October.

"We view these new series as long term franchises and FME's tremendous leverage and scope will maximize their revenue potential." said Dalva.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the tremendous success we've shared thus far in distributing Spike TV programming worldwide, and are confident these new series will perform just as strong in the international market place," commented Ellender

About "Jesse James Is A Dead Man:"

Each episode will follow Jesse James as he readies himself for a different death-defying stunt. Preparing for the risky stunt can often be as dangerous as the stunt itself as he endures a battery of tests to prep for the challenge. With CGI effects, viewers get a taste of the enormity of the stunt, revealing the physiological stress James' body will endure.

About "Deadliest Warrior:"

With the series "Deadliest Warrior," Spike TV will settle once and for all the age-old bar bet of who is history's ultimate fighting machine. Each week, this original, action-packed, yet historical narrative series will pit two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against one another.

About "Surviving Disaster (wt):"

With some of the most elaborate disaster simulations ever created for television, "Surviving Disaster" is a look at how people can arm themselves with knowledge that could save their lives in the event of disaster. The series is hosted by Former Navy SEAL Cade Courtley (Mark Burnett's "Combat Missions").

Spike TV is available in 97.3 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.

ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES & FREMANTLEMEDIA:

FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment. It is a division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in over 40 countries worldwide. FremantleMedia is a subsidiary of RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is90% owned by Bertelsmann AG, an integrated media and entertainment company that commands leading positions in the world's media markets. For further information, visit www.fremantlemedia.com.





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· COMBAT MISSIONS (USA)
· DEA (SPIKE TV)
· DEADLIEST WARRIOR (SPIKE TV)
· JESSE JAMES IS A DEAD MAN (SPIKE TV)
· MURDER (SPIKE TV)
· REALITY BITES BACK (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SURVIVING DISASTER (SPIKE TV)





[08/16/22 - 11:13 AM]
Together Again: ESPN Re-Signs Hall of Famer Randy Moss, Three-Time Pro Bowler Matt Hasselbeck, Super Bowl Champion Tedy Bruschi and Accomplished Host Sam Ponder as "Sunday NFL Countdown" Returns Same Cast for 2022 NFL Season
NFL senior insider Chris Mortensen also has a new agreement, extending his 30+ year tenure with ESPN, as does NFL senior insider Adam Schefter, which was announced in March.

[08/16/22 - 11:10 AM]
Evil Moves in with Debut of Adult Swim's "Housing Complex C"
"Housing Complex C" centers around Kimi, who lives in a small housing complex located in the sleepy seaside town of Kurosaki.

[08/16/22 - 11:06 AM]
Peacock Announces New Original Film "Meet Cute" Starring Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco to Premiere September 21
The film follows the story of Sheila (Cuoco) and Gary (Davidson). When they meet, it's love at first sight - until we realize their magical date wasn't fate at all. Sheila's got a time machine, and they've been falling in love over and over again.

[08/16/22 - 10:29 AM]
Apple Original Films Lands "The Family Plan," New Feature Film Starring Mark Wahlberg and Directed by Simon Cellan Jones
Written by David Coggeshall, "The Family Plan," tells the story of a suburban dad who must take his family on the run when his past catches up to him.

[08/16/22 - 10:00 AM]
Prime Video Greenlights and Announces Host and Judges for New Competition Series "Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge"
The series will be hosted by actress, producer, and Emmy award-winner Tamera Mowry-Housley, with critically acclaimed pastry chef Clarice Lam and accomplished cake designer and pastry chef Joshua John Russell as judges.

[08/16/22 - 09:30 AM]
Disney Branded Television's "Firebuds," About a Team of Young First Responders and Their Talking Vehicle Sidekicks, Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney+
From Emmy Award-winning creator and executive producer Craig Gerber, the music-filled series follows a group of friends, all children of first responders, who embark on adventures to help their community and learn what it truly means to be a hero.

[08/16/22 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Sidney" - Official Trailer - Apple TV+
From producer Oprah Winfrey and directed by Reginald Hudlin, this revealing documentary honors the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement.

[08/16/22 - 09:00 AM]
Video: "Cobra Kai" Season 5 - Official Trailer - Netflix
As Terry leads Cobra Kai into a new regime, Daniel, Johnny and an old ally join forces in a battle that goes way beyond the mat.

[08/16/22 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "Last Light" - Official Trailer - Peacock Original
Based on Alex Scarrow's best-selling novel of the same name, the series premieres September 8.

[08/16/22 - 08:02 AM]
Hilary Farr and David Visentin Return in New Episodes of HGTV Hit Series "Love It or List It" on Monday, Sept. 12, at 9 PM ET/PT
Attracting more than 25 million viewers to its last season, HGTV's smash hit series will return this fall with eight fresh episodes.

[08/16/22 - 08:01 AM]
"The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" Timings and Weekly Episodic Rollout Plan Confirmed
The episodes will launch at the same time around the world, so that all fans can experience them simultaneously.

[08/16/22 - 07:36 AM]
FOX Nation to Produce Original Feature Films
On Thursday, September 1, FOX Nation will premiere "The Shell Collector," a feature film based on a bestselling title by author Nancy Naigle.

[08/16/22 - 07:30 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Television Host and Journalist, Samantha Harris Named as Host of Game Show Network's Wordplay Game Show, "Tug of Words"
The second season of the half-hour original series is anticipated to premiere fall 2022.

[08/16/22 - 07:00 AM]
The Roku Channel Adds 14 New Linear Channels, Including Additional NBC Local News Channels and Six Scripps Channels, to its Live TV Guide
Viewers will now have access to a variety of new genres and programming, including additional local news channels, Spanish-language entertainment, lifestyle, true crime, and more available on The Roku Channel for free.

[08/15/22 - 11:01 PM]
Video: "Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer" - Date Announcement - Netflix India
Find out about the spine-chilling, horrible crimes of the sadistic killer Raja Kolander.