FremantleMedia International (FMI) announced that the company will be bringing its hit global formats, Family Feud, Got Talent and Idols to Latin America.
“There’s no other company in the world that generates as many global format hits like FremantleMedia,” said Sheila Aguirre, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution and Format Sales, Latin America, Caribbean and Hispanic USA, FremantleMedia International. “Our content transcends all cultural boundaries and all three of these hit global formats will offer a fantastic opportunity for exciting local versions.”
The revered Family Feud game show format will be coming to the Caribbean as a locally produced series for the first time in history and is expected to air in 22 countries across the region, including Trinidad and Tobago (CNC3), Jamaica (CVM Television), Bahamas (ZNS), Dominica (Marpin), Bermuda (ZBM-TV) and the Cayman Islands (Island 24). Production for Caribbean Family Feud will begin in Trinidad this spring and will be produced by Pavilion Entertainment.
Family Feud first premiered in 1976. The Caribbean version of the show will follow the traditional format of two families competing against each other as they attempt to guess the most popular answers to questions posed to 100 people surveyed.
In addition to Family Feud heading to the Caribbean, FMI will continue with the Guinness World Record-setting Got Talent format in Latin America. Chilevision will be entering into its sixth season of the “Most Successful Reality Television Format” in history, while Ecuador’s Ecuavisa network will enter into its fourth season. Got Talent is currently aired in 193 countries and is watched by an estimated 500 million people worldwide.
Idols, will also have an expanded presence in Latin America. The addition of Idols Paraguay on Canal 13 will bring the landmark format to 53 versions around the world.