Amazon Prime UK acquires American Idol

Amazon Prime Video UK has concluded a deal with FremantleMedia that will see singing competition American Idol air exclusively in the UK two days after it first airs in the US.

On the deal, Jamie Lynn, EVP, Head of Sales and Distribution, EMEA for FremantleMedia International said: “American Idol has launched to fantastic ratings on ABC in the US and we are excited that Amazon Prime Video will become the exclusive home of the new series in the UK with this unique deal. To see one of the biggest entertainment shows on a streaming service is a not only a first, but testament to the appetite for American Idol and will be a whole new way to reach fans of the series.”

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