'X Factor UK' to Air Live in South East Asia

1:23 AM PST 07/23/2014 by Abid Rahman
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Simon Cowell looks set to be as notorious in Asia as he is in the U.K. and the U.S.

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network signs a deal with the show's producers to air "The X Factor UK" as live to homes in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

The X Factor UK is coming to Asia screens after RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network inked a deal with the show's U.K. producers FremantleMedia's Thames Television and Simon Cowell's production company SycoTV.

The deal will see The X Factor UK, the original show for what is now a hit international franchise, televised live for non-U.K. audiences for the first time. RTL CBS Entertainment's HD channel will air The X Factor UK as live from the U.K. every Sunday and Monday from Aug. 31 at 10.30 am MST with a prime-time encore at 9pm MST. RTL CBS Entertainment's HD channel is available in Malaysia on HyppTV, in the Philippines on SKYcable and Cablelink, in Singapore on Singtel mio TV and StarHub, in Indonesia on K Visions and in
Thailand on TrueVisions.

Jennifer Batty, EVP of Programming at RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network said: “This is the first time that The X Factor UK is being made available to audiences outside the U.K. In Asia, we have historically seen mostly talent competitions from the U.S. and local versions of popular formats. We are committed to delivering new and unique entertainment programs to our audiences and we are confident that viewers in the region will enjoy The X Factor UK. ”

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