Britain’s ITV has signed new three-year deals with Syco Entertainment and Freemantle Media for Simon Cowell’s X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent competition reality shows.
The channel has also secured the exclusive broadcast rights to X Factor US, which will be shown on ITV2 alongside America’s Got Talent. (ITV2 also broadcasts American Idol)
The future for the UK reality shows was uncertain after Piers Morgan confirmed his exit from Britain’s Got Talent and Simon Cowell announced plans to launch a US X Factor in fall 2011.
“I am thrilled this deal has been concluded with ITV to enable our relationship to continue to develop, ” says Simon, “I am committed to making sure both shows get bigger and better every year.
I have a lot to thank ITV for; they have been key in making The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent the UK’s biggest television shows.”
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