Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia Acquires America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia announced a multi-year licensing agreement with FremantleMedia International to acquire two of the world’s most iconic entertainment reality series: America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent.


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Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia announced a multi-year licensing agreement with FremantleMedia International to acquire two of the world’s most iconic entertainment reality series: America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent. The acquisition of the two Got Talent giants for AXN complement the channel’s hugely popular pan-regional series, Asia’s Got Talent, making it a perfect trifecta for fans of reality competitions across the region. New seasons of Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent will premiere on AXN on April 2018.

 

The announcement further complements SPT Networks’ recent acquisition of American Idol from FremantleMedia International, which returned to Asian screens last month on AXN’s sister network, Sony Channel. Featuring superstar judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, the season takes viewers on a mesmerizing musical journey to discover America’s next singing sensation. Emmy award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest has returned as the host of the renowned series.

 

American Idol airs every Monday and Tuesday on Sony Channel at 6.00pm (5.00pm JKT/BKK), with same night encore at 9.45pm (8.45pm JKT/BKK) – within 12 hours of the U.S.

 

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is a leading operator of ad-supported channels including English general entertainment powerhouses AXN and Sony Channel; and Asian content giants Animax, GEM and ONE. SPT Networks’ portfolio collectively features the biggest and best titles from Korea, Japan and the U.S that are first run, exclusive and aired close to the original telecast. Taking the content beyond the screen, SPT Networks immerses viewers in its premium entertainment via large-scale festivals, celebrity fan meets and social platform conversations. In Asia, SPT Networks’ portfolio is available across 20 territories and in over 45 million homes.