Logo description by Kris Starring and Jason Wuthrich
Logo captures by Eric S., Shadeed A. Kelly, StephenCezar 15 and V of Doom
Editions by Shadeed A. Kelly, V of Doom, WizardDuck, mr3urious, and DaBigLogoCollector
Video captures courtesy of IdentsandLogos and LogoLive
FremantleMedia is a British-based media conglomerate company founded on 25 July 2000 as a merger of Pearson Television and CLT-UFA; the companies merged to become "RTL Group" and by renaming Pearson Television to its current name, who currently owns the All American, Mark Goodson, and Reg Grundy libraries, among other formats. In 2003, FremantleMedia acquired Australian production company Crackerjack Productions, who merged with another owned FremantleMedia Australian company Grundy Television to form "FremantleMedia Australia". Today, FremantleMedia is a division of the RTL Group, and is 90% owned by German media conglomerate, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, which is 80.9% owned by the Bertelsmann Foundation and 19.1% owned by the Mohn Family.
Nicknames: "The Splotch", "Dismantle", "Fremangle", "Splotchmantle", "Creamantle", "FrePaintle", "Splatmantle" , "Milk"
Logo: On a royal blue background, a splash of white paint flies through the air, going from left to right. Then, another splash is seen going the other direction, and then a third flying down from left to right. Then, white paint "bubbles" out in the center, then pulls back and to the right as the paint circles around to form the splotchy globe logo. The words "FREMANTLEMEDIA", in condensed Futurist font, fade in to the left of the globe, as four white paint drops appear around the globe to complete the logo.
- On North American-produced shows, the words "NORTH AMERICA", in non-bold Futurist type, appear right under "FremantleMedia" next to the bubble. For Australia, the word "AUSTRALIA" would appear under the name.
- The Australian version appears on post-2006 episodes of Neighbours and Temptation, among other current series in Australia.
- The phrase "Distributed by FREMANTLE INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION" appears underneath the logo for global distribution since 2003.
- The phrase "distributed by" appears above the name for US distribution of shows from the UK.
- An early variant has been spotted with a white background, black text, a blue globe, and no animation on the final season of Bruce's Price is Right. Some episodes of US TPIR from 2001 & 2002 (like the first Million Dollar Spectaculars) as well as other game shows produced/distributed by the company also have this logo.
- A much more common shorter version starts at the paint bubble.
- Some versions of this logo are stretched out, such as the one appearing after episodes of The Price Is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular from 2008.
- On the 2014 Australian Version of Family Feud, the short version of the logo is superimposed onto a blue background with a shining yellow line on top of it, This is superimposed onto Hole in the Wall in the final few seconds of the program.
- Starting in the 36th season of The Price Is Right, the FremantleMedia logo can now be seen on credits, replacing the Mark Goodson Productions logo. "FREMANTLEMEDIA" is in white, and the "Splotch Bubble" is royal blue. The logo is accompanied by the following announcement: "This is (announcer's name) speaking for The Price is Right, a FremantleMedia production."
- There is a B/W variant.
- On some BBC airings of Neighbours, the URL www.bbc.co.uk/neighbours appears below.
- The logo appeared superimposed, inside a box, on later episodes of 100 Mexicanos Dijeron (Mexico's version of Family Feud). The fully animated logo also appeared on ¿Que Dice la Gente?, inside a box (with a white border), against a black background.
- On Portugal's O Preco Certo (em Euros), the phrase "Uma producao RTP executada por:" ("An output performed by RTP") appears above the logo, and is true for all shows on RTP from the company.
- An in-credit version appears above the Endemol logo on the Netherlands' version of TPIR, Cash en Carlo.
- A superimposed version of the logo appears in rectangular form, above the Caracol TV logo, on 100 Colombianos Dicen (Colombia's version of FF)
- At the end of Hole in the Wall on Cartoon Network, the short logo was superimposed in the credits after the HITW theme ends. The logo plays with a +1 pitch in a blue rectangle, and after the superimposed logo ends, the American version of the logo plays.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Flying and bubbling paint, the text fading in, the design of the globe logo.
Music/Sounds: A gentle sounder with a guitar strum, bongos, and woodwinds. Composed by Score Productions.
- At the end of The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal on CBS, there is a generic guitar-driven CBS music that plays over the short version of the logo.
- At the end of pre-recorded editions of American Idol (i.e. preliminary auditions and second-round performance shows), it has the generic Fox theme ends over the short version of the logo.
- In other cases, the end-title theme plays over or it's silent.
- On Baywatch, episodes of The Price is Right on the 2008 DVD "Best of" set, and episodes of Family Feud from season 14 and onward, there is a low tone version of the theme.
- A long version exists.
- There is a very short version with the last four notes of the theme.
- On Challenge's airings of Strike It Lucky in the UK, the end of the theme plays over the logo on the first two seasons. All episodes of the third season have the theme music interrupted by the jingle, presumably due to sloppy plastering over the Thames Television logo.
- On DVD releases of the 1983 television film Adam, the closing theme of this movie is heard, and after the logo has finished, we hear the short version of the 1978 Alan Landsburg Productions theme over the finished logo. The ALP logo interestingly, is seen before the FremantleMedia logo.
'Availability: Very common. The short version with sounder can be seen on the current version of Family Feud in syndication and GSN, the second season of Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck on GSN, live editions of Fox's American Idol, The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal on CBS, Grojband on Teletoon and Cartoon Network, and Max Steel on Disney XD. The long version appears on Whammys first season with the show's theme playing over it. It was also sighted on The Aquabats! Super Show! on Hub Network (before the rebrand to Discovery Family), My Babysitter's a Vampire on Disney Channel, and Monsuno on Nicktoons.The long version with sounder can be found on ¿Que Dice la Gente? (the Spanish-language version of Family Feud) on Telefutura, on DVD releases of American Idol, Match Game, Family Feud, and The Price is Right, and was also seen on Temptation: The All-New Sale of the Century when last seen on MyNetworkTV. It's also seen on seasons 3-8 DVD releases of The Bill and on Baywatch on More>Movies ("More Than Movies") in the UK.
- Most variants: None to minimal The sounder is actually relaxing, although some may be put off by the initial size of the paint bubble.
- Still variant: None.