Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell’s joint venture with Sony Music, is one of the world’s leading global music, television and film production companies, responsible for some of the most successful global entertainment franchises.
The music division, Syco Music, is home to internationally renowned recording artists, including One Direction, Little Mix, Susan Boyle, Ella Henderson and Fifth Harmony. In 2014, Syco Music was named the UK’s No. 1 Label for A&R by Music Week.
Syco’s television assets include Got Talent and The X Factor. Artists discovered by The X Factor have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 200 No. 1s and 380 Top 10 records. The X Factor is now produced in 56 territories and airs in 168 countries around the world.
The Got Talent format officially holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for highest number of adaptations, making it the ‘World’s Most Successful Reality TV format.’ In 2015, Cowell was once again a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, which was ITV’s top rated show of 2015. America’s Got Talent currently airs in 193 countries with original versions of the format being produced in 69 territories worldwide. In 2016, Cowell was a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent and The X Factor UK.