AXN and ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ Set to Shine the Spotlight on a New Generation of Stars


Malaysia, 11 September 2014
– Have you got what it takes? AXN, the leading English general entertainment channel in Asia, is set to bring ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ to the region.

Kicking off the search for stars this month, AXN has commissioned the pan-regional version of the global hit ‘Got Talent’ format, which is co-owned by FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ will premiere on AXN in early 2015 across 20 territories including South East Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Asia’s aspiring individual and group acts of all ages are invited to share their amazing skills on ‘Asia’s Got Talent’, for their chance-in-a-lifetime to make it big in front of millions of AXN viewers and take home the ultimate winning crown.

Budding stars can log on to www.axn-asia.com/AsiasGotTalent for registration and audition details. The ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ team will be talent scouting in 13 countries across Asia.

“Talent has a thrilling new home on AXN and we’re excited to provide the ideal platform for contestants to showcase their skills in front of our huge regional fan base. Asia is an incredible melting pot of exceptional talent so we look forward to discovering the next generation of Asia-based stars on AXN,” said Ang Hui Keng, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Networks, Asia, Sony Pictures Television.

Earlier this year, ‘Got Talent’ won the Guinness World Records title for being the world's ‘Most Successful Reality TV Format’. With the addition of ‘Asia's Got Talent’ an impressive 63 versions of the international ratings phenomenon have now been commissioned worldwide across Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle-East.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the international Emmy-nominated ‘The Amazing Race Asia’; the Asian Television Award-winning ‘Cash Cab Asia’; ‘The Apprentice Asia’; ‘Cyril: Rio Magic’; ‘Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition’; and the Asian Television Award-nominated ‘Cyril: Simply Magic’.