Fremantle game for Latin American shows

Fremantle Intl., the leading supplier of TV gameshows abroad, is continuing a drive to produce local versions of its classic and newly minted gameshows throughout Latin America.

After a breakthrough in Brazil last month with “Supermarket Sweep” and “$ 25, 000 Pyramid,” the New York-based producer/distributor has inked a deal with Ecuador’s Ecuavisa (Channel 2 in Guayaquil and Channel 8 in Quito) for two series.

Fremantle president Paul Talbot told Daily Variety that South America is becoming much more vital commercially as new terrestrial, cable and satellite TV outlets open up.

The first show, which starts production in Quito this week, is “Swap Meet,” a game created by Los Angeles producer Jay Wolper.

The other show, “Let’s Make a Deal,” was created by Stefan Hatos and Monty Hall and ran on NBC and ABC from l963-71.

Keely Dios, who has produced Spanish-language programs, including games, in both North and South America, has been appointed as Fremantle’s senior producer for the area and is now in Quito to supervise the production of “Swap Meet.”

The production of Spanish-language gameshows in the western hemisphere is a joint venture between Fremantle and Venevision Intl., owners of Venezuela’s largest commercial network and part owners of Univision, the Spanish-language network in the U.S.

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