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FremantleMedia Australia was formed in 2006 by the merger of two great names in the Australian television industry – Crackerjack and Grundy, who had both been acquired by FremantleMedia.
Primary creator and producer of original comedy programming in Australia, Crackerjack was a renowned boutique production company operating since the early 90s headed up by Mark and Carl Fennessy. Their successes include Comedy Inc., The Chaser Decides, So Fresh, Australia’s Brainiest Kid and The Biggest Loser.
Grundy was founded by Reg Grundy, its first production being Wheel of Fortune, which launched on Channel Nine in 1959. From its small beginnings it became the largest privately owned Australian producer and distributor of television programmes both domestically and internationally.
Ian Hogg is the CEO of FremantleMedia Australia.