About FremantleMedia North America:
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (FOX), "The X Factor" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Take Me Out" (FOX), "Family Feud" (syndicated), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Total Blackout" (Syfy), "Final Offer" (Discovery), "The Pet Collective" (YouTube) and the first scripted series "The Wedding Band" (TBS premieres Fall 2012).
Syco's television and music assets include the global TV franchises "The X Factor" and "Got Talent." as well as International Artists such as One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson and Labrinth.
"Britain's Got Talent" in 2009 launched the global singing career of Susan Boyle. Her debut Syco album sold over 8 million units in six weeks, making it the world's biggest-selling album of 2009 and the fastest-selling album in history with 20 million records sold to date.
"Got Talent" first launched in the US as "America's Got Talent" and remains the #1 summer entertainment show. "America's Got Talent" airs in 125 countries with original versions of the format now produced in 50 territories around the world. "Britain's Got Talent" is the highest rating entertainment show of the year in 2012 and has remained the UK's most watched format since it launched. Local versions of "The X Factor" are now produced in more than 43 territories and the U.S. version of "The X Factor" airs in over 162 countries. Artists discovered by The X Factor around the world have achieved over 250 number ones, 270 top 10, and 501 top 50 releases.