UK X Factor To Be Aired On US Television Channel AXS TV This Season

UK X Factor To Be Aired On US Television Channel AXS TV This Season

Good news for American fans of the British version of the X Factor, it’s coming to the US. No more sitting around your computer watching those videos highlights of the flagship series, US HDTV cable television channel AXS TV has signed a deal and will begin airing the upcoming 11th season on August 31st. Simon Cowell is back, along with singer Cheryl Cole, former Spice Girl Mel B and music manager Louis Walsh.

Although Fox cancelled the show on US networks, the UK version is an international success, producing top acts like One Direction, Leona Lewis and Olly Murs. AXS TV founder Mark Cuban stated, “The level of talent that the series has produced is unprecedented, and to have Simon Cowell back as a judge – I’m confident that our audience will embrace these new stars wholeheartedly. I’m proud that AXS TV has the opportunity to be at the forefront of this popular music franchise to showcase talented vocalists.

Now produced in 48 territories and has been watched by over 350 million viewers worldwide, the X Factor franchise has discovered and launched more international breakout artists than any other singing competition show. The channel, which is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS signed an agreement with FremantleMedia International (FMI) and Syco Entertainment, bringing the flagship UK version of the popular singing competition to the United States for the first time ever.

The X Factor UK airs on AXS TV Sundays and Mondays starting August 31 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, 24 hours after the respective UK broadcasts. Each program will re-air the same night after the first broadcast.

Last Season’s (Ten) Winner Sam Bailey’s arena audition 2013:

Photo: Simon Cowell ©Fameflynet

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