Fremantle has partnered with electronics giant Samsung to bring 20th season of "American Idol" to audiences in the UK. From March 2022, viewers will be able to watch the new season of the hit talent show exclusively on demand, on the free-to-watch platform, Samsung TV Plus.
This marks an exciting new chapter for Fremantle and Samsung TV Plus, having already partnered to bring "Baywatch" and "Project Runway" to UK audiences through their dedicated channels.
Jamie Lynn, EVP Co-Production & Distribution, EMEA at Fremantle comments: “It’s great that we are able to work with Samsung TV Plus to celebrate the 20th season of 'American Idol' with a UK audience. This is a show that changed the face of television in so many ways and the innovative way Samsung is reaching new audiences and bringing content to its platforms makes this partnership extra exciting.”
From 2nd March 2022, the 20th season of "American Idol" will be available to watch on demand on Samsung TV Plus. Later, the show will be incorporated into Samsung’s Entertainment Channel which will be dedicated to family entertainment. Users will be able to watch American Idol with new episodes coming every week from 10th March right through to the final on 22nd May.
Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie, along with Emmy-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest, return to help discover America’s next singing sensation for American Idol’s fifth season on ABC and 20th season overall. The talent show will be available on Samsung TVs, mobile phones and tablets through Samsung TV Plus for free.
Richard Jakeman – European Head of Business Development for Samsung TV Plus said: “American Idol has been a talent show sensation since 2002 with a dedicated global fan base who become invested in the musical journeys of the contestants. We’re delighted to offer our UK audiences exclusive access to this milestone season of American Idol through our service. Samsung TV Plus brings audiences the best entertainment and delivers it on their terms. American Idol 2022 will be available on demand on Samsung TV Plus from the 2nd March and also on Samsung’s new Entertainment Hub channel, launching 10thMarch.”
"American Idol" is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Megan Wolflick, also serving as showrunner, and Fremantle’s Jennifer Mullin and Trish Kinane, with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serving as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.
This is a show that changed the face of television in so many ways and the innovative way Samsung is reaching new audiences and bringing content to its platforms makes this partnership extra exciting” Jamie Lynn EVP Co-Production & Distribution, EMEA at Fremantle