Fremantlemedia raises curtain on refreshed Got Talent in Spain

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 17 June 2015

The return of the Got Talent format for the Spanish audience has kicked off on Mediaset's Telecinco, with the free-to-air network putting out its first casting call in its search for the country's most talented and stand-out performers.

The format has been absent from Spanish screens for six years but now it has found a new home on Telecinco and a brand new name - Got Talent España.

The format, created by Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment, will be produced by FremantleMedia España, adding to the 68 versions of the show currently available around the world, with tape sales reaching 186 territories. To date over 270 series of Got Talent have been made since the franchise began, reaching a global audience of over 500 million.

The format continues to captivate audiences, according to the figures published by Fremantlemedia. The ninth season of Britain's Got Talent achieved a finale peaking at 13.4 million viewers and 52% share, making it the UK's top show of the year, while season ten of America's Got Talent launched on NBC on 26 May reached 10.9 million viewers during night prime time.

2015 also saw the launch of the first pan-Asian talent show for AXN, gaining an English-speaking audience share of over 80%, while the sixth season of Italia's Got Talent on Sky Italia generated audiences 700% higher than the channel average.