The multi-year deal will see FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) working alongside BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand to provide programming from the BBC’s entertainment catalogue.

Ian Hogg, FMA Regional CEO Australia/ Asia Pacific, said: “FremantleMedia and BBC Worldwide have a shared DNA for creative excellence. We very much look forward to working with the BBC Worldwide ANZ leadership team. This is a powerful partnership that will be transformational for both companies.”

Jon Penn, Managing Director, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand, said: “There is huge potential in our entertainment formats catalogue but, in order to fully exploit this, we needed a partner who could bring excellent production skills and the ability to create multiplatform brands to the mix. FremantleMedia Australia has a proven track record in both these areas, with shows like Australia’s Got TalentThe X FactorProject Runway and Grand Designs, all of which are well produced and have a strong connection with audiences beyond the TV screen.