Simon Cowell’s Syco in Co-Pro Pact with Star China


SHANGHAI/LONDON: Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Star China’s Canxing Production have entered into a three-year development deal.

The two parties will be co-developing large-scale entertainment formats. The programs will be targeted for Greater China, with the potential for international distribution.

Tian Ming, the chairman of Canxing Production and CEO of Star China International Media, said: “Canxing/Star China is thrilled to partner with Syco, one of the top entertainment companies in the world. We just completed a very inspiring week-long creative session with Syco and our team is excited for the future projects we will co-create. This is the first time Canxing/Star China has entered into such a major collaborative deal with a company outside of China and we are proud to partner with such a prestigious organization as Syco.”

Nigel Hall, the global head of television for Syco Entertainment, said: “Syco Entertainment is delighted to partner with Star China in this long-term development deal. Star China has a first-class pedigree of production in China and, for our part at Syco, we believe our visions will help this partnership be truly creative and successful.”