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NBC reboots ‘Got Talent’ in US with ‘AGT: Fantasy League’

NBC in the US is spinning off another version of Fremantle and Syco Entertainment’s Got Talent format, this time with AGT: Fantasy League. The show is described as being similar to a fantasy sports draft, with judges choosing a roster of acts picked from 40 winners, finalists, viral stars and fan favourites from America’s Got […]

NBC expands ‘America’s Got Talent’ franchise with ‘All Stars’ spin-off

US network NBC has commissioned a new series in the America’s Got Talent competition franchise. Co-produced by Fremantle and SyCo Entertainment, America’s Got Talent: All Stars will feature the return of winners, finalists and fan favourite competitors from previous series in both the America’s Got Talent and wider Got Talent franchises. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry […]

Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment raises $125m acquisition “war-chest”

Simon Cowell’s UK- and -US production company SyCo Entertainment has raised $125m to be used as an acquisition fund. The company said it will use the money as a “war-chest to grow the business through a mixture of strategic acquisitions and organic growth projects.” Cowell originally launched the company as music label S Records in […]

Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’ firm Syco to downsize

Simon Cowell is reportedly downsizing his UK- & US-based media entertainment company SyCo Entertainment. The exec is said to be letting “almost all of his staff” go at the company that owns the rights to globally successful TV formats Got Talent and The X Factor. The decision was made because Cowell wishes to focus more […]

Tik Tok orders Fremantle’s ‘Got Talent’ in China with JiangsuTV

Social media giant Tik Tok is moving into formats in China, after striking a first-of-its kind deal for a local version of Fremantle’s reality competition show Got Talent. China’s Got Talent is being produced by Star Canxing and will be simulcast on both Tik Tok in China and local broadcaster JiangsuTV. The video app, which […]

Canada’s CityTV returns to ‘Got Talent’ after decade hiatus

CityTV in Canada has ordered a second season of competition format Got Talent, almost a decade after the show last aired in the country. The new nine-part version is again from Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Fremantle, and will follow a new batch of Canadian hopefuls as they get their shot at fame in front of a celebrity […]

ITV Studios Entertainment rebrands & hires Syco’s creative director

Love Island’s UK producer ITV Studios Entertainment has been rebranded as Lifted Entertainment and appointed a senior exec from The X Factor outfit Syco Entertainment to work across its creative output. Lee McNicholas joins Lifted Entertainment as creative director for the company’s North division, with a remit to lead production and development from the company’s offices at MediaCityUK, […]

News round-up: Covid delays UK’s ‘Got Talent’; Wowow visits Harbour Rights; Parade lands ‘Derelict Rescue’

Covid delays UK’s Got Talent UK commercial broadcaster ITV has been forced to delay production on entertainment format Britain’s Got Talent following the country’s latest Covid outbreak. The 15th season of the show, from Fremantle and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, had been scheduled to start filming in late January but ITV said production had been […]

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