January 17, 2017
By Thanussha Priyah
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia announced a multi-year agreement with FremantleMedia International and Syco Entertainment for the rights to Asia’s Got Talent, the record-breaking series that premiered first on Sony’s AXN channel in 2015. The agreement forms part of SPT Networks’ long term strategy to further build on its pipeline of successful original productions.
Billed as the biggest talent show in the world, Asia’s Got Talent is set to return to AXN this year, featuring the region’s most dynamic, stunning and somewhat crazy acts from AXN’s 20 broadcast territories across Asia. The announcement follows hot on the heels of hugely popular The Amazing Race Asia Season 5, which celebrated its season finale last month, winning the ratings in its timeslot among all regional English language pay-TV channels collectively in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.1
Season one of Asia’s Got Talent set new ratings records for the English general entertainment (GE) genre during its run, taking AXN to the number one spot in its timeslot among all regional pay-TV channels collectively across Southeast Asia and Taiwan.2