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ITV to air BGT spin off in first show to be made exclusively for the ITV Hub

ITV to air BGT spin off in first show to be made exclusively for the ITV Hub

ITV has commissioned a brand-new Britain’s Got Talent spin off, Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen to air solely on the ITV Hub this spring – the first show of its kind to be made exclusively for the Hub.

The eight mini-episodes – which will appear on the ITV Hub straight after transmission of the main show on ITV1 - will feature great unseen auditions and moments by shining a light on some of the nation’s most wonderful and eclectic talent. Made by Thames (part of Fremantle) and Syco Entertainment, the series follows the success of BGT’s social platforms which have amassed more than one billion video views and 22 million followers.

From the mystifying to the magical, plus everything in between, Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen will give even more contestants their moment in the spotlight where they can showcase their incredible talents to both the judges and the audience at home. And with extra interviews from the nation’s favourite TV duo, Ant and Dec, as well as unseen comments from our formidable foursome – show creator Simon Cowell plus Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams – Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen will be unmissable viewing.

Speaking on the announcement, Athena Witter, Director of Digital, Fremantle said: “We have seen tremendous growth in Britain’s Got Talent’s presence across all major digital platforms and we are finding that our viewers continue to demand entertaining content. It’s thrilling to be able to announce an additional platform for audiences to enjoy the wealth of content that sits outside of the main show.”

Nigel Hall, Global Head Of TV, Syco Entertainment, said: “During these tough times we are determined to deliver entertainment all the family can enjoy. We are confident Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen will be perfect for that and the ideal accompaniment to the main series.”

Ed Bearryman, Head of Digital Content and Strategy, ITV said “This brand new commission marks the continuation of an evolution process for The Hub as we look to broaden our content offering and give our 30 million subscribers great entertainment that can only be seen exclusively on The Hub. Britain’s Got Talent has always been hugely popular for us on our catch up platforms and therefore The Hub felt like a natural home for this new spin off.”

Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen will appear on the ITV Hub immediately after the audition episodes of Britain’s Got Talent which will be launching its 14th series this spring. Britain’s Got Talent is commissioned by Katie Rawcliffe and Lily Wilson for ITV. Britain's Got Talent: Unseen has been commissioned by Ed Bearryman for ITV.com and will be Executive Produced by Charlie Irwin.

Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen will air straight after Britain’s Got Talent on the ITV Hub, which premieres on Saturday 11th April at 20:00.

Individual clips of unseen moments and auditions will also feature across Britain’s Got Talent’s massive social platforms. Viewers can keep up to date with all the latest BGT news by following and subscribing.

Facebook: 6.4M followers

Twitter: 810K followers

Instagram: 696K followers

YouTube: 14.9M subscribers

TikTok: - 129K followers

 

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THAMES (PART OF FREMANTLE)

Thames is the entertainment label of Fremantle in the UK. Thames is Britain’s leading producer of quality entertainment TV and is home to the UK’s biggest and best entertainment programmes. www.thames.tv

ABOUT FREMANTLE

Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries.

We produce in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programmes a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. We are also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms.

We are part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.

ABOUT SYCO ENTERTAINMENT

Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell’s joint venture with Sony Music, is one of the world’s leading global music, television and film production companies, responsible for some of the most successful global entertainment franchises. Syco’s television assets include Got Talent, The X Factor and The Greatest Dancer. The Got Talent format officially holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for highest number of adaptations, making it the ‘World’s Most Successful Reality TV Format’. Got Talent has a global reach of more than 900 million viewers and airs in 194 territories. Original versions of the Got Talent format are produced in 71 territories worldwide. The X Factor is now produced in 55 territories and airs in 178 countries around the world. Artists discovered by The X Factor have sold more than 500 million records worldwide, making it the most successful show in history for finding chart superstars. The music division, Syco Music, is home to internationally renowned recording artists, including James Arthur, Susan Boyle, Camila Cabello, CNCO, Labrinth, Tokio Myers,

PRETTYMUCH, Louis Tomlinson, and Grace VanderWaal, amongst others. In 2017, Syco Music was named ‘Record Company of The Year’ by Music Week. In addition to music and TV, Syco Entertainment has also extended into feature films. Syco produced the No. 1 global box office hit One Direction: This Is Us, a 3D Concert movie and currently has a number of film projects in development.