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FremantleMedia, Syco take “Got Talent” to Kenya

The FremantleMedia International- and Syco Entertainment-owned format Got Talent is heading to Kenya, following a multi-year partnership between the companies and Clouds Media International. (Pictured: America's Got Talent)
August 27, 2014

The FremantleMedia International- and Syco Entertainment-owned format Got Talent (pictured) is heading to Kenya, following a multi-year partnership between the companies and Tanzania-based group Clouds Media International.

Three series of the format – originally created by Simon Cowell and co-owned and produced by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia - will be made by the Abu Dhabi-based Status Communications, a subsidiary content firm for Clouds Media International.

With the Kenyan deal, the format has now reached 63 versions worldwide, with adaptations in territories across Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

“The Got Talent format goes from strength to strength and I have no doubt we are sure to see some incredible talent from Kenya and will discover some stars,” said George Levendis, head of international for Syco Entertainment, in a statement.

Omari Salisbury, CEO of Status Communications, added: “We already have very strong physical presence with offices and partners across East Africa, so when the opportunity arose to team up with FremantleMedia International to deliver the world’s most successful reality show ever to Kenya, we of course jumped at the opportunity.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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