FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK)

FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) is a worldwide leader in family entertainment and one of the most dynamic independent producers, licensors and distributors of engaging and ground-breaking content in the sector. The division works in collaboration with best-in-class partners to connect with children and families across multiple platforms and touch points.

Who's who 

Henry Or
SVP Asia, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment
E: Henry.or@fremantlemedia.com

Fabien Ching
Licensing Officer Asia, FremantleMedia Kids & Family
E: Fabien.ching@fremantlemedia.com

Production 

FMK has a two series co-production deal with Shellhut Entertainment in Thailand. The first series – a comedy animation entitled Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers – is currently in development and will go into production in 2017.

Genres

FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) has a distinctive and broad portfolio of content targeting all ages from pre-school through to tween and teen. Key titles in Asia are currently Danger Mouse, Bitz & Bob and Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers.

Rights

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment holds the global television distribution and licensing and merchandising rights for the majority of shows in its portfolio.

HD/4K

The majority of new content is in HD.

Asia focus in 2017

FMK sold content to most countries across Asia in 2016. With shows airing on great broadcast platforms in the region, FMK’s next step is to explore consumer products opportunities. China and Korea are still the key focus 2017, not just in terms of L&M, but as FMK’s creative value is increasingly recognised in the region by forging fur-ther co-production ventures with local producers.

Top shows are... 
Danger Mouse

Action and comedy collide in these hilarious animated adventures. The world’s greatest secret agent, Danger Mouse’s mission is to protect the world, multiple parallel universes from the villainous and evil Baron Greenback. At his side is his ever faithful but always fearful sidekick Penfold. Together, our two best friends take on all manner of mind-blowing missions aided by old and new allies and adversaries and all manner of tech-defying gadgets. Episodes/length: Series 1 (52x11 mins); Series 2 (26x11 mins)

Bitz & Bob™

This big, new, comedy adventure with a twist combines funny stories with key principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) the show follows the animated antics of inventor and creator, eight-year-old Bitz, and her younger brother Bob and is designed to fascinate and encourage pre-school viewers to get involved in crafting, engineering, and experiments. Episodes/length: 44x11 mins. The series has a complementary short form live-action companion show, Bitz & Bob Let’s Make It, (44x4 mins), which provides children with step-by-step ways to create interesting things shown in the main series.

Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers

A new animated comedy series about eating, travel, creativity, friendship, cooking, fun and FOOD! The laugh-out-loud series follows the culinary adventures of a trio of food-mad animal friends who travel the world in their state-of-the-art food truck, Julia, on an extreme quest for exotic ingredients and new food concepts. Hilarious and irreverent Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers™ is a mouth-watering treat. In development. Episodes/length: 52x11 mins

Outlook 

"The major trend in 2016 is the growing number of “East meets West” partnership in all fronts including co-production, joint venture and M&A, and we foresee more of this in 2017. Media companies are always looking to go global, whether from East to West or West to East, and everyone needs expertise from the other side to achieve this ‘one globe’ trend.”

Address 

FremantleMedia Kids & Family
29/F, One Pacific Centre
414 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong,
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Contact 

T: + 852 3700 2020
W: www.fremantlemedia.com