Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment and is responsible for producing some of the world’s most successful music, film and television.
The music division, Syco Music, holds a diverse roster of global superstar artists including One Direction, Little Mix, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, James Arthur, Il Divo and Ella Henderson.
The TV division produces some of the entertainment industry's most successful global television franchises, with The X Factor and Got Talent locally produced in 41 and 52 countries respectively. The Got Talent format is currently the world's biggest selling TV format. The X Factor format has launched more international artists than any other singing competition show, with artists discovered by The X Factor worldwide having sold more than 150 million records, including 130 No 1’s, and 350 Top 10 records.
In 2013, Syco Entertainment co-produced the hugely successful One Direction 3D film ‘This Is Us’ with Sony Pictures and Simon Cowell was a producer on ‘One Chance,’ a biopic based on Britain’s Got Talent’s first winner, Paul Potts. In the spring of 2014, Syco Entertainment will premiere a musical based on The X Factor – called I Can't Sing! - in London's West End.