Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mongolia's Got Talent to launch: Now Simon Cowell almost owns the world

Simon Cowell has taken another step forward to gaining full control of Planet Earth, after one of the last regions in the world where Got Talent didn't have a presence... now does.

After Cowell joked during the recent MIPCOM 2014 Keynote session that he was still to impact on the country, Mongolia's Got Talent is to launch in 2015.

Mongol TV will air the first local version next year, thanks to an agreement with Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia. This brings the total number of local versions across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, Africa and the Americas to 67.

The Mongolian network will also air the next season of Britain's Got Talent.

Cowell said: "Mongolia is one of the last countries in the world to have Got Talent on air so I'm absolutely delighted Mongol TV will be making the show next year. So thank you and congratulations Mongolia!"

Got Talent - watched by an estimated 500 million people worldwide - also saw new series in six markets this year: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Iceland, Mexico and Myanmar.

Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia, added: "Got Talent has become a world record-breaking format because it combines extraordinary acts with great storytelling, capable of transcending geographic boundaries, language and culture.

"We're looking forward to working with Mongol TV next year to create a local version of the show, which will – I'm sure - uncover an array of hidden talents from this part of the globe."

Nomin Chinbat, CEO of Mongol TV, said: "When I heard Simon Cowell at MIPCOM saying that Got Talent had to be in Mongolia, I immediately decided to rise up to the challenge.

"Mongolians are great entertainers and this format is a great fit for Mongol TV. I now challenge Simon to join us in Ulaanbaatar in September when we launch the series!"

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