Intellectual property rights are the building blocks of a creative and diverse media landscape. Free-to-air broadcasters pay rights holders, and then provide their content to the public for free. They also reinvest a large proportion of their revenue in content – producing high quality news, drama, sports, and entertainment programmes.
RTL Group’s production arm FremantleMedia – through its extensive network of creative individuals worldwide – has built an impressive record for developing ground-breaking formats that deliver high ratings across all demographics. With the aim of protecting television formats and promoting concepts as unique, intellectual properties, FremantleMedia and Grundy Light Entertainment are members of the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA). This helps media organisations such as RTL Group preserve their most valuable asset: content.