Simon Cowell’s ‘Got Talent’ Format Extends to Asia

Asia's Got Talent

Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia’s hit “Got Talent” show is set for its biggest expansion following a deal with Sony Pictures Television to create “Asia’s Got Talent.”

The new show will debut on Sony’s AXN in early 2015 and involve contestants from 13 countries and territories.

Production for “Asia’s Got Talent” will begin this month with auditions planned in major cities including Jakarta, Indonesia; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; and Bangkok, Thailand.

English-language general entertainment channel, AXN has a footprint which covers 20 territories, including South East Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

FremantleMedia has also secured deals with local free-to-air channels in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and India to broadcast the series soon after its original airing on AXN. Chinese digital platform Youku will also carry the show.

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  1. Appleman says:

    will there be an audience during audition or is it only the judges?

  2. Billy says:

    If only it would be helds on Kota Kinabalu, Sabah because I can’t go Kuala Lumpur this month :(

  3. Sidd Eva Tan says:

    What comes next should I get through the auditions in Singapore? As in will the whole competition be situated in Singapore only or do I have to travel overseas as to where the competition is held at?

  4. Hanisah Hamizah says:

    For singapore,where will the auditions be held at.

  5. Dunstan says:

    Wow, another contest show. What’s next? Afghanistan’s Got Talent? ISIS’s Got Talent? Add this to the long list of lame shows taking up space on the television spectrum.

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