Fred Media secures new deals for 120+ hours in Canada

Home-produced shows such as "Space Invaders", "Emergency", "Paramedic" sand "Mega Zoofind" have been picked up by Canadian players.

11 NOV 2021


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Fred Media has concluded new content deals with four Canadian broadcasters. The deals were negotiated by Zoe Allen, Fred Media’s sales manager for the Americas. She comments: “There are a lot of synergies between Canada and Australia, so I am really pleased to see a number of our big, home-produced shows such as 'Space Invaders', 'Emergency', 'Paramedics' and 'Mega Zoo' find great new homes in the country. Hopefully they will be as well received with viewers here as they were in Australia. I am also delighted to have secured a first deal for Fred Media with TLN. With its unique line-up of food and lifestyle content and our speciality in these genres, including our extensive range of Tastemade titles, I’m hoping this deal will prove the beginning of a wonderful new partnership.”

Reality-based SVOD service Hayu has acquired seasons one and two of "Emergency" (20x60) and three seasons of "Paramedics" (30x60). These popular returning obs-doc series, both produced by WTFN for Nine Network, follow the incredible and dramatic life-saving work of medical heroes working on the frontline in Australia.

Quebecor Content has licensed "Space Invaders" for its Casa lifestyle channel and "Travels with the Bondi Vet" for the travel and adventure-led Évasion. "Space Invaders" (10x60) is the smash hit, inspirational series, produced by WTFN and recently re-commissioned by Nine Network in Australia, that helps people de-clutter their homes to transform their lives. "Travels with the Bondi Vet" (13x30), also produced by WTFN, follows the hugely popular Dr Chris Brown as he leaves his veterinary practice in Sydney, Australia, and sets out on a range of adventures in the wild.

Bell Media has acquired "Mega Zoo" (10x60), an obs-doc series from WTFN that takes viewers behind the scenes at Zoos Victoria, the largest zoo in the Southern Hemisphere and TLN TV has acquired a package of 38 food-focused hours from Fred Media’s Tastemade catalogue, covering everything from pizza passion to cooking on a budget. Titles featured in the deal include "All the Pizza" (7x30), "Heritage" (7x30), "Frankie’s World" (5x30), "Struggle Meals" (4 series: 45x30), "Sourced" (8x30) and "Recipe for Love" (4x30).