Deal includes programs such as 'Fear Factor.'
BMG Music Publishing will be subpublishing the music catalog of the Netherlands-based TV giant Endemol.
Under a new worldwide agreement revealed today (July 11), BMG will subpublish the music publishing rights worldwide to television programs created by Endemol, including "Fear Factor," "Big Brother," "Deal or No Deal" and "One vs. 100" in addition to forthcoming new shows.
The deal also allows BMG to become creatively involved in Endemol's television productions by licensing music from its extensive pop or production music catalog.
"TV continues to be one of the key growth areas for music publishers, and our alliance with Endemol fits perfectly into BMG Music Publishing’s long-term strategy,” said Simon Mortimer, VP of business development for BMG Music Publishing Worldwide. "'Big Brother' continues to be one of the U.K.’s top rated programs several years into its run, and 'Deal or No Deal' is one of the biggest hits of the season in the U.S.,"
According to Endemol's Mike Morley, senior executive director commercial & creative affairs, the company generates thousands of hours of original programming annually.
Hilversum, Netherlands-based Endemol has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 24 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Latin America, South Africa, India and Australia.