FremantleMedia International has announced deals for the new series of American Idol in 150 territories. The series, which launched on the ABC network in the US following a break of several years after a long run on the Fox Network, also launched on Foxtel in Australia this week.
The latest deal to have been completed is with Amazon Prime Video UK, which will see American Idol air exclusively in the UK two days after it first airs in the US. The series airs on Foxtel just hours after its US screenings.
On the deal, Jamie Lynn, EVP, head of sales and distribution, EMEA for FremantleMedia International, said: “American Idol has launched to fantastic ratings on ABC in the US and we are excited that Amazon Prime Video will become the exclusive home of the new series in the UK with this unique deal. To see one of the biggest entertainment shows on a streaming service is a not only a first, but testament to the appetite for American Idol and will be a whole new way to reach fans of the series.”
FremantleMedia International’s global sales team have secured a multitude of new international deals for the new season of the entertainment series with CTV (Canada), Foxtel (Australia), Canal Sony (Latin America), MNET (Africa), SIC (Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa), Intervision (Greece), Three (New Zealand), Fjarskipti (Iceland), Novalifε (Greece), Sia All Media (Lithuania), Marjan Television (Farsi-speaking MENA), beIN (MENA) and beIN Series Home&Entertainment (Turkey).
American Idol is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Core Media Group’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with executive producer Phil McIntyre representing Core Media. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.
Photo: American Idol season 16 judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest and Luke Bryan