ITV signs new three-year deal for BGT and The X Factor

Simon Cowell continues his ITV entertainment shows reign.

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ITV has signed a new three-year deal with Simon Cowell‘s company Syco and FremantleMedia UK, for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
 
The successful entertainment contests will enable ITV and ITV2 the UK rights until the end of 2016.
 
Britain’s Got Talent will once again return to ITV next Spring for an eighth series along with its ITV2 sister show Britain’s Got More Talent. The eleventh series of The X Factor will follow in the Autumn with The Xtra Factor on ITV2.
 
Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television, said: “Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor are two of the most popular and most talked about shows on TV. They set the gold standard for entertainment production. We’re pleased to announce this deal which will see them continue to be an important part of ITV’s schedule.”
 
Simon Cowell said: “I am thrilled that we have extended our deal with ITV for Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor. They have been fantastic partners and we have some exciting new plans to take the shows to the next level.”
 
Sara Geater, CEO, FremantleMedia UK said:  “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with ITV and Syco. Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor are two of the UK’s most successful shows, which is a testament to the talented production teams behind both series, and we look forward to bringing viewers more world-class entertainment for a further three years.”