13/08/2009 02:30:00

FremantleMedia Announces the Appointment of Saurindra Kumar Barua (Raj) as Managing Director of FremantleMedia India

FremantleMedia, one of the largest creators and producers of

entertainment brands in the world, announces the appointment of Saurindra

Kumar Barua (Raj) as Managing Director, FremantleMedia India.

Raj will be based in Mumbai and report to Patrick Schult, FremantleMedia

Asia’s CEO, who is based in Singapore. In his new position, Raj will

build a new high calibre team and will work closely with various

divisions within the FremantleMedia group to leverage its relationships

and its content to establish a production operation to service the

Indian market.

Patrick Schult, CEO, FremantleMedia Asia said: “We are delighted that

Raj will be leading the team to launch FremantleMedia’s on-ground

production operations in the Indian market. India continues to be a

popular destination for many of our international hit formats and with

Raj’s leadership we look forward to offering our clients a complete

service from the introduction of these formats to the delivery of the

finished product”.

Before joining FremantleMedia, Raj was Vice President and Regional Chief

Financial Officer (AsiaPac) for Discovery Asia based in Singapore.

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Notes to Editors

To download an image of Saurindra Kumar Barua (Raj) please visit:

https://a303.c1s1.net/seos/303/mpd/27082009576d0544e9c53e78c4b7802a0387f137

FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of

entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL

Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is

in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major

media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production

arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time

entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes.

FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia,

offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home

Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes

talkbackTHAMES, UFA and Grundy amongst others) has operations in 22

countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating over

14,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and

managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the

world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and

globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19

Productions in the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK),

Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Neighbours, The

Bill, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife and Hole In

The Wall.

www.fremantlemedia.com

Rebecca Perfect, Ogilvy PR

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7309 1009

FremantleMedia@uk.ogilvypr.com

or

Blair

Metcalfe, Ogilvy PR

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7309 1024

Blair.metcalfe@uk.ogilvypr.com

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