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indiedan
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posted January 20, 2010 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cowell's $1 billion deal

By COLIN ROBERTSON, TV Editor

SIMON Cowell last night signed a deal with Sony to net him an estimated $1BILLION over the next six years.

The talent show tycoon has wrested his company Syco from the music giant and set it up as a joint venture, which will see him getting 50 per cent of profits.

Previously the operation was wholly owned by Sony with Cowell, 50, getting millions through salary and profit share as a paid employee.

The new company, still to be called Syco, will house its current artists including Leona Lewis and Joe McElderry - but also TV shows X Factor and ... Got Talent, both in the UK and worldwide.

Cowell is already worth 120million and industry sources predict this could run to $1billion - 610million - by 2016 with the launch of US X Factor next year. Cowell has told how he plans to flog merchandise and build theme parks off the back of it.

Top Shop boss Sir Philip Green will be a shareholder and adviser. The pair have been negotiating the new deal for months. Last night Cowell said: "I've had a fantastic relationship with Sony. I'm delighted we are launching this."

Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer added: "This allows us to pursue a host of opportunities with this supremely talented individual."

Cowell is also negotiating his ITV deal, set to net him a further 12million over two years. He is also looking for judges for the US X Factor but ruled out Spice Girl Victoria Beckham - a guest host on American Idol last week.

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fred
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posted November 06, 2011 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fred   Click Here to Email fred     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This show is awful. Just awful.

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posted November 09, 2011 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for a   Click Here to Email a     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Such an awful show! I could care less who wins. Sucks.

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indiedan
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posted November 10, 2011 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astro is the one to beat!

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JayMcBee
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posted November 17, 2011 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JayMcBee   Click Here to Email JayMcBee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The X Factor is terrible. I completely agree with Jill Kennedy at OnMedea...
http://mankabros.com/blogs/onmedea/2011/11/08/the-x-factor-is-terrible/

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EthanRubidoux
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posted November 29, 2011 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for EthanRubidoux   Click Here to Email EthanRubidoux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree - awful.

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indiedan
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posted December 07, 2011 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it over yet?

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DavidChang
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posted December 14, 2011 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidChang   Click Here to Email DavidChang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another shit night on X Factor.

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DavidChang
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posted April 19, 2012 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidChang   Click Here to Email DavidChang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The promotion of Cecile Frot-Coutaz from chief executive of FremantleMedia North America to CEO of parent company FremantleMedia leaves a big hole to fill at the production company behind musical talent shows "American Idol," "The X Factor" and "America's Talent."

Frot-Coutaz, who will relocate to Fremantle's London headquarters to succeed Tony Cohen, plays a large behind-the-scenes role in the creative and business operations of Fox's "American Idol" and "The X Factor" and NBC's "America's Got Talent." Fremantle parent company RTL Group said Cohen is leaving to "focus on his non-executive work."

No replacement for Frot-Coutaz in the United States has been named. Donna Redier Linsk is Fremantle North America's chief operating officer and the No. 2 executive there. She joined in 2009 from Fox Broadcasting, where she was a senior vice president of business affairs and alternative production.

Known for being direct, Frot-Coutaz has been instrumental in making Fremantle a force in the United States. She also isn't shy about speaking her mind in public on occasion. This year at a television programming convention, she poked at Simon Cowell's prediction that "The X Factor" would be bigger than "American Idol."

"Simon lives on a Simon planet, and that planet is a very ambitious one," she said. "Anyone who achieves that level of success walks a fine line between genius and a little bit of craziness."

One of Frot-Coutaz's priorities over the last few months has been lining up new judges to join Cowell on "The X Factor." Of the other judges from Season 1, only L.A. Reid remains: Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were both released. Pop sensation Britney Spears is on Fremantle's wish list to join the program.

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