ITV Secures X FACTOR and BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT For 3 More Years

ITV has signed a new, three-year deal to keep The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent on the network until 2013. The shows are produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia.

Under the new agreement, Britain’s Got Talent will return to ITV1 in late-spring 2011, and The X Factor in autumn 2011. ITV2 will also continue to broadcast hit shows The Xtra Factor and Britain’s Got More Talent.

ITV has also secured exclusive UK broadcast rights to the American version of The X Factor and America’s Got Talent for ITV2.

Simon Cowell said: “I am thrilled this deal has been concluded with ITV to enable our relationship to continue to develop. I am committed to making sure both shows get bigger and better every year. I have a lot to thank ITV for; they have been key in making The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent the UK’s biggest television shows.”

The deal is reportedly worth about £20 million to Simon Cowell. However, according to The Guardian, ITV is still negotiating with Cowell to appear as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.

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