Published: Fri 15 Nov 2013
A new three-year deal has been struck for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, two of the UK’s biggest television formats.
The agreement, with Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK, extends ITV’s successful long-running relationship with Simon Cowell through until the end of 2016.
Britain’s Got Talent will once again return to ITV next Spring for an eighth series, with the eleventh series of The X Factor following in the Autumn. ITV2 will also continue to broadcast sister shows The Xtra Factor and Britain’s Got More Talent.
Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television, said: “Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor are two of the most popular and most talked about shows on TV. They set the gold standard for entertainment production. We’re pleased to announce this deal which will see them continue to be an important part of ITV's schedule.”
Simon Cowell said: "I am thrilled that we have extended our deal with ITV for Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor. They have been fantastic partners and we have some exciting new plans to take the shows to the next level.”
Sara Geater, CEO, FremantleMedia UK said: “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with ITV and Syco. Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor are two of the UK’s most successful shows, which is a testament to the talented production teams behind both series, and we look forward to bringing viewers more world-class entertainment for a further three years."
Charles Garland, CEO, Syco Entertainment said: "This new agreement is testament to both the strength of our television brands and the quality of our partnership with ITV and Fremantle."