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Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has sealed a rights deal with FremantleMedia that will see popular entertainment shows America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent aired on AXN later in 2018.

AXN Got Talent 12 April 2018News seasons of Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent will premiere on AXN on 15 April and mid May 2018 respectively.

AXN broadcast the second season of Asia’s Got Talent to large audiences at the end of last year.

“This is the first time in Asia that the three biggest versions of an iconic franchise will be available to viewers on a single pay-TV channel,” said Virginia Lim, senior vice president and head of content, production and marketing, SPT Networks, Asia.

“Got Talent is the most successful reality format in the world and with the addition of the American and British versions to our existing programming line-up, AXN will further strengthen its position as the true home of talent in Asia.”

In another content deal, SPT recently acquired FremantleMedia’s American Idol. The latest series began airing in Asia last month on AXN’s sister network, Sony Channel.

“American Idol is a series that truly revolutionised the TV landscape and pioneered the music competition genre. It now has a stylish new home on Sony Channel, and fits within the channel’s promise to provide fans with content that they can live, breathe and crave,” added Lim.

The singing competition features Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan as judges and Ryan Seacrest as host and producer.