TV3 Renews Exclusive Rights to Air 'The X Factor' and 'Britain’s Got Talent' to Start of 2016
TV3 has announced that it has successfully renewed the exclusive rights to continue airing FremantleMedia productions including ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ to the start of 2016 – with the option to renew to the end of that year. In addition, TV3 confirmed it has secured the rights to ‘Downton Abbey’ for the life of the series.
The announcement follows the news that UTV’s new Republic of Ireland channel, set to air in 2015, has negotiated broadcasting rights to some of TV3’s most popular ITV imports including ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Emmerdale’.
Other FremantleMedia programmes covered by the TV3 deal - which lasts until at least the start of 2016 - includes ‘Family Fortunes’, ‘Take Me Out’, ‘X Factor US’, ‘American Idol’, ‘America’s Got Talent’ and a new series of ‘Through the Keyhole’