Simon Cowell and Will.i.am planning "X-Factor for tech"

Simon Cowell and Will.i.am are said to be planning a new show, described as "X-Factor for Tech". Presumably some sort of cross between Dragon's Den and The Apprentice, the show will see the music mogul and popstar on the hunt…

Justin Timberlake planning X-Factor style Myspace talent show

Justin Timberlake may have only recently nabbed himself an ownership stake in the flailing social network MySpace, but it seems the SexyBack star already has big plans for the website. Chief among these is a possible X-Factor style talent…

First screens of the X Factor game revealed

Love it or loathe, the X Factor talent show is here to stay, and this year it's going to have a SingStar-style karaoke game to accompany it. The game will "capture all the excitement and entertainment of the TV show…

X Factor game headed to Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii

Hit TV singing contest X Factor is to be made into a string of console games set to hit the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii consoles. The game of the show, which sees young hopefuls compete in auditions and "sing-offs"…

TV viewing at its highest since 1992

Perhaps it's a knock on effect of the global rescession, but the latest report by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising has found that TV viewing is at the highest it has been in 18 years. Viewers watched an average…

YouTube inks deal with X-factor producers FremantleMedia

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YouTube’s content team are working overtime this week. Shortly after signing a deal with MGM, they’ve just managed to bag one with FremantleMedia too – the producers responsible for the X-Factor, the various ‘Idol’ shows, Britain (and America)’s Got Talent, Neighbors, and the Bill. Freemantle’s owners also own Channel 5.

Like MGM, it’s doubtful whether they’re suddenly going to start uploading every episode of Neighbors ever onto the service, but they might put up choice clips, complete with advertising. And again, it also means that they’ll probably be taking down a lot of “illegal” unofficial clips that fans have uploaded. Ah well, if you’re watching the Bill on YouTube then something’s a little bit wrong with you anyway.

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