News Americas, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Mon. July 27, 2015: The top-rated U.S. television game show, Family Feud, will now be shown on broadcast television exclusively across the English-speaking Caribbean. The move will significantly expand public access to the show across the region.
Since its premiere in 1976, Family Feud (U.S.) has remained one of television’s most popular and enduring game shows. The show features two families who compete for cash and cars by trying to guess the most popular answers to a survey-type question posed to 100 people.
Family Feud (U.S.) is hosted by the multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy® Award-winning talk show host Steve Harvey. As host, Harvey engages competing family members in hilarious repartee, and his honest reactions to their responses have brought a fresh appeal to the show. Family Feud (U.S.) continues to shatter ratings barriers with its widespread popularity and most recently rose to the top of the ratings charts for both syndicated game shows and all syndicated programs in the United States.
While piracy in the region for this type of programming has been an ongoing problem, the broadcast television rights to Family Feud (U.S.) have been officially acquired by Pavilion Entertainment from FremantleMedia International, authorizing broadcast stations across the English-speaking Caribbean to air the program. Currently in the Caribbean, broadcast television is the most widespread choice for content consumption. Therefore, with this new deal, the television audience for the already popular game show is expected to increase significantly.
“We are very happy to bring such fun and family-friendly programming to regional broadcasters,” said Colette Hosten, Corporate Communications Manager for Pavilion Entertainment. “Family Feud (US) has some of the highest ratings among all of daytime television. It is a hit, nationally syndicated game show and rates high among women, adults ages 25-54, and multi-generational families. Because of this extensive appeal, we expect that viewers and advertisers alike will fully embrace the game show once available on broadcast television across the Caribbean market.”
Taped in front of a live audience from its home in Atlanta, Georgia, Family Feud (US) is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Gaby Johnston and Jennifer Mullin are Executive Producers and Jim Roush is Executive in Charge of Production.
About Pavilion Entertainment
Pavilion Entertainment a new media company incorporated in Trinidad and Tobago. It is dedicated to the original production of media projects and the regional distribution of both original and franchise programming. Pavilion Entertainment is led by a team of media professionals from Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica and the United States.
About FremantleMedia International
FremantleMedia International (FMI) is the global distribution division of FremantleMedia, one of the leading creators, producers and distributors of television entertainment brands in the world. The division is responsible for global sales across Linear Television, Digital and Home Entertainment platforms of
finished content, format sales in non-production territories as well as acquiring and developing new programmes for the international market. In addition to the world-class FremantleMedia production families around the globe, FMI works with the highest calibre creative talent, producers, channels, licensees and studios to create, finance and distribute the best content in the business.
FMI’s catalogue contains more than 20,000 hours of content; a diverse and exciting range of programming spanning drama, comedy, factual, lifestyle and entertainment. Managed by a powerful distribution network spanning nine international offices and supported by a best-in-class brand management team, FMI’s content has sold to more than 150 countries around the world. For more information please visit www.fremantlemedia.com.
About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles.
The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its
portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including American Idol (FOX), America’s Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (SYN), Let’s Make A Deal (CBS), The Price Is Right (CBS), The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Married to Medicine (Bravo), Party Down South (CMT), Ice Road Truckers (HISTORY), Storage Wars (A&E), Celebrity Family Feud (ABC), Celebrity Name Game (SYN), American Gods (STARZ) , among others.