FremantleMedia Pacts With BMG Publishing

Deal covers all worldwide music administration.

BMG Music Publishing and TV production company FremantleMedia, both units of media giant Bertelsmann, have inked a long-term music administration deal.

Under the agreement, BMG Music Publishing will handle all music administration for FremantleMedia's television programs, which encompass more than 260 shows in 40 countries. Its programs include venerable game show "The Price Is Right," Australian soap opera "Neighbours," U.K. cooking show "Jamie's Kitchen" and the German version of "Star Search."

BMG Music Publishing will interact with FremantleMedia division FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide, which to date has handled all of the company's music publishing administration.