“The Voice” takes third People’s Choice Award

NBC's The Voice has won its third consecutive People's Choice Award for favorite competition TV show.
January 7, 2016

NBC’s The Voice (pictured) has won its third consecutive People’s Choice Award.

At an awards ceremony held in Los Angeles last night (January 6), the series walked away with the favorite competition TV show award, beating out such hit series as NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Esquire’s American Ninja Warrior, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and Fox’s MasterChef

The series – produced by Mark Burnett’s One Three Media, Warner Horizon Television and Talpa Content USA – was also nominated in the category of favorite TV show, but lost out to scripted drama series Grey’s Anatomy.

Founded in 1975, the American awards show aims to recognize the people and work of popular culture as voted on by the general public.

The Voice first aired in the Netherlands in 2010. The long-running format from ITV-owned Talpa Media has since been developed into 65 local productions and airs in more than 180 territories worldwide.

UK broadcaster ITV recently outbid the BBC to acquire the format on a three-year term beginning in 2017. ITV also signed a three-season deal for an ITV2 spin-off show, and a two-series contract for The Voice Kids.

In December, Talpa expanded its push into the multi-channel networks front by launching more than 100 YouTube channels, including The Voice Global, which offers a collection of the most memorable performances from The Voice and The Voice Kids worldwide.

ITV completed its £355 million (US$531.7 million) acquisition of Talpa Media earlier this year.

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