FremantleMedia appoints Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to head up programming portfolio

FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) has named Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) Content Group as its home entertainment partner for its programming portfolio.

As part of the appointment, UPHE will take on FMK’s range of titles, including Danger Mouse, Tree Fu Tom and Kate & Mim-Mim. It will also be responsible for the animated version of The BFG.

Rick Glankler, president and general manager at FremantleMedia Kids & Family, said: “We are delighted to welcome UPHE on board to manage our portfolio. They are a major presence in the Home Entertainment business, with one of the most respected catalogues in the industry.

“Their creative approach, best-in-class marketing and strong sales and distribution network will provide the very best route to market for both our new brands and much-loved classics. We are very excited to be working with them.”

UPHE will also manage all DVD and DTO releases in the future.

Helen Parker, executive VP at UPHE Content Group, added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with FremantleMedia Kids & Family. With a rich and diverse portfolio that ranges from cult classics to current pre-school smash hits, Fremantle is one of the most dynamic independent producers of engaging and ground-breaking content.

“Combining this with our multi-platform distribution expertise and extensive knowledge of the kids and family marketplace, we are extremely excited to be able to take this portfolio of hugely successful brands to a new and extended global audience.”

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