London, 04 August 2011: FremantleMedia, one of the largest creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world, today announces that as of 1 September 2011, Monica Galer, who has worked in a dual capacity for the past two years, will concentrate solely on the overall management, strategy and business development of FremantleMedia France, in the newly created role of President of that company. This move signals an intensification of FremantleMedia’s focus on France, a key territory for the company.
This also marks the end of a process of revitalisation of FremantleMedia’s operations in Northern and Southern Europe, led by Ms Galer as CEO, Northern and Southern Europe, during which time she built new management teams in The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Spain, while fulfilling her responsibilities as CEO, FremantleMedia France.
Under her leadership, FremantleMedia France has been responsible for producing market-leading game shows, entertainment, and factual entertainment programming including The Farmer Wants a Wife (L’amour est dans le pré) which is attracting record ratings in its sixth series and is the number one show on M6, along with The Price is Right (Le Juste Prix), Password (Mot de Passe), Idols (La Nouvelle Star), Got Talent (La France a un incroyable talent), X Factor, How Clean Is Your House? (C’est du propre) and Supernanny, among others. During her tenure, the French company developed the global hit format Take Me Out, which has been on air in more than 15 territories worldwide.