Over The Top Productions Launched by Simon Cowell
(News4us.com) January 13, 2013
Simon Cowell’s media empire continues to go from strength to strength with yet another production vehicle launch for the UK market titled, Over The Top Productions.
Still missed on the American Idol circuit where his dry wit and sarcastic comments where a huge hit with the audience and contestants alike, Mr Cowell just cannot be stopped when it comes to producing winning television shows.
Always one to think outside the square and with the proven ability to pick winners, while teaming up with the talent required to succeed is a true winning combination.
Set up as a joint venture with Syco’s global head of television Nigel Hall running the division, the company will focus on the development of “niche TV productions.”
Syco said it is in “advanced talks with broadcasters over new formats and will be looking to hire a London-based development team.”
The move will put it direct competition with FremantleMedia, which produces Syco TV shows The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent here and will allow it to produce more formats such as forthcoming ITV series Food, Glorious, Food.
The move comes after Simco, the TV production arm of Syco Entertainment, doubled its pre-tax profits to nearly £33 million (roughly $53 million, to the end of March 2012, driven by the launch of the US X Factor.)
“Working alongside Simon Cowell in taking ideas, thoughts and pieces of paper and turning them into worldwide formats has been an extraordinary adventure,” said Hall.
Read the full story here: Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment Sets Up Fresh UK TV Production Banner – Hollywood Reporter
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