“George Levendis has now left his role as head of international at Syco TV,” a company spokesperson told realscreen. “We thank George for everything he has done for Syco and wish him all the best in his future pursuits.”
Levendis joined the Got Talent producer in January 2011 and was responsible for overseeing all international aspects of the Syco Television business, including key formats Got Talent and The X Factor.
He also managed such international formats as The Investigator, Keep It In The Family, La Banda, Beat The Brain, Red or Black and Food Glorious Food.
The Got Talent format, which has been produced in more than 70 territories worldwide, officially holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the highest number of adaptations, making it the ‘World’s Most Successful Reality TV Format.’
The X Factor, meanwhile, is produced in 54 territories and airs in 165 countries around the world.
Syco is currently in the process of recruiting to fill the void left by Levendis.
Prior to joining the London-headquartered formats producer, Levendis served as GM of Greek broadcaster Antenna TV, where he appeared as a judge on Greece’s adaptation of The X Factor. He was also SVP of global marketing at Sony BMG Music Entertainment and MD of Heaven Music & Antenna Entertainment.