A new multi-season deal signed by FremantleMedia will see Mongol TV broadcast the country’s first local version of the Got Talentformat in 2015.
Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia received the commission for Mongolia’s Got Talent from Mongol TV. In addition to creating a local version of the format, Mongol TV will acquire season eight of Britain’s Got Talent. With the new version, the total number of local treatments for Got Talent across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas is 67 and the total number of countries in the world to air a version of the format is 193.
Simon Cowell, creator of the Got Talent format, said, “Mongolia is one of the last countries in the world to have Got Talent on air so I’m absolutely delighted Mongol TV will be making the show next year. So thank you and congratulations Mongolia!”
Cecile Frot-Coutaz, the CEO of FremantleMedia, added, “Got Talent has become a world-record-breaking format because it combines extraordinary acts with great storytelling, capable of transcending geographic boundaries, language and culture. We’re looking forward to working with Mongol TV next year to create a local version of the show, which will, I’m sure, uncover an array of hidden talents from this part of the globe.”
Nomin Chinbat, the CEO of Mongol TV, said, “When I heard Simon Cowell at MIPCOM saying that Got Talent had to be in Mongolia, I immediately decided to rise up to the challenge. Mongolians are great entertainers and this format is a great fit for Mongol TV. I now challenge Simon to join us in Ulaanbaatar in September when we launch the series!”