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American Idol, claimed to be the series that revolutionised the US television landscape, has continued its global expansion after FremantleMedia International completed deals for the new series in 150 territories.

american idol latam 10 feb 2018American Idol launched on ABC to an overnight audience of 10.3 million, making it the number one show in its timeslot and more than doubling the slot average. The Idol format has taken on original versions in 55 countries around the world, and American Idol itself has played to a worldwide audience across 150 territories.

American Idol is produced by FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group’s 19 Entertainment. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide and its global sales team have sealed deals 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).

The latest deal to have been completed is with the Amazon Prime Video SVOD service in the UK, which will see American Idol air exclusively in the UK two days after it first airs in the US.

Commenting 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.”