The ‘American Idol’ Reboot Is Going Out All Over The World
Freemantle Media, who own American Idol, are not kidding around. They not only want all of America watching the reboot of the classic singing show but want the whole planet to tune in as well. They just inked a lucrative deal with Amazon Prime to offer the show in the UK and already have deals with several other countries.
In all, American Idol will be on in 150 different countries and territories. It will be on CTV in Canada, Foxtel in Australia, and Canal Sony in Latin America. It’s interesting that they went with Amazon Prime, a streaming service, to show it in the UK. Maybe it’s because the UK has less channels and they didn’t want American Idol challenging Britain’s Got Talent or The X Factor? It’s hard to say. It could also be a way of getting around Britain’s labyrinthine copyright laws. We’ve had to deal with those and they are no fun.
These types of shows are popular all over the world. We have people tuning in to watch our videos and read our stories from every corner of the globe. So, I’m not surprised that Idol would go international. I bet they spin it off and make Ukraine Idol, Albania Idol, Zimbabwe Idol…