Canada's Fremantle Corp. Unveils Spanish Language Catalogue for MIPCOM 2012

The Canadian distributor is bringing a 500-hour library of product, including action/adventure series and formats for Latin America buyers.

TORONTO – Eyeing Latin buyers, Fremantle Corp. is bringing a 500-hour library of Spanish language programming to MIPCOM, including action/adventure series like Tarzan, Conan, Conan Doyle’s Lost World and The Rifleman.

“We are very interested in South America not only as a significant market for our shows, but also as an opportunity for co-production and acquisition,” said Fremantle president Randy Zalken, as the Toronto-based company looks for new distribution production partners.

Fremantle will also be shopping Spanish versions of family series like The Adventures of Black Beauty, and Swiss Family Robinson, as well as formats ranging from celebrity makeover, food and weddings to hidden camera comedy series.

Elsewhere among the Canadian contingent at MIPCOM, indie distributor Peace Point Rights is partnering with the Tanweer Group, which handles product for the Middle East and North African markets, to get its product into those markets. 

And DHX Media has sold its CGI series Pirates, Adventures in Art, to Super RTL in Germany as it gears up to do business in Cannes. 

"There is demand for art-based shows from buyers internationally and we'll be targeting further new territories at MIPCOM," Josh Scherba, senior vp of distributor at Halifax-based DHX Media, said.