Singapore – RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network announced on July 23 that it will bring The X Factor UK talent competition to Asia. The X Factor UK is the originator of the international The X Factor franchise and is one of the biggest television talent competitions in the world. The show is produced by FremantleMedia’s Thames and Simon Cowell’s production company SycoTV. First and exclusive on the RTL CBS Entertainment HD channel The X Factor UK will air as live via satellite from the UK every Sunday and Monday from August 31 at 10.30am with a primetime encore at 9pm.

“This is the first time that The X Factor UK is being made available to audiences outside the UK. In Asia, we have historically seen mostly talent competitions from the U.S. and local versions of popular formats,” said Jennifer Batty, EVP Programming, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. “We are committed to delivering new and unique entertainment programmes to our audiences and we are confident that viewers in the region will enjoy The X Factor UK.”

The X Factor UK judges