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Seacrest signs largest deal for reality host

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has reportedly signed a $45 million deal with CKX, parent company of Idol producer 19 Entertainment. The contract makes Seacrest exclusive to CKX in prime time and also makes him the highest paid reality host ever.
July 13, 2009

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has reportedly signed a $45 million deal with CKX, parent company of Idol producer 19 Entertainment. The contract makes Seacrest exclusive to CKX in prime time and also makes him the highest paid reality host ever.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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