PHILIPPINES (September 8, 2017) - AXN
announced today that the premiere date of the highly anticipated return of Asia’s Got Talent
is slated for Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:30pm.
The hit-rated series, which broke
regional pay-TV ratings records in 2015, will burst onto screens across Asia,
featuring over 165 dynamic acts representing 15 countries.
“The region’s favorite entertainment series is back and it’s more
mesmerizing, dazzling, spell-binding, and funnier than ever before. The first
season of Asia’s Got Talent inspired a whole new generation of performers to
audition this year and take a shot at their dreams. As a result, AXN viewers
can expect a powerful season in both the quality of the acts, as well as the
storytelling that supports them,” said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President
and Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television
As the world’s biggest talent
contest, Asia’s Got Talent invites acts of any age and with any dream to
compete for a USD100,000 grand prize. The new season will play host to a myriad
of acts spanning multiple genres including magic, dancing, singing,
instrumental, martial and visual arts and some more unusual acts that are too
tricky to define.
The judges, 16-time Grammy-award
winner and music producer David Foster; internationally acclaimed singing
sensation Anggun and newcomer to the series, multi-platinum
recording artist Jay Park, are in the hot seat to determine who goes
through to the next round in the first five episodes, but it’s the audience –
the ‘fourth judge’ – who will vote in the semi-final episodes to determine the
Adding color commentary to the
series are the dynamic new hosts Alan Wong and Justin Bratton who are the
contestants’ cheerleaders from side stage.
“Every act that we meet has a story
and a dream. We feel privileged to be supporting the region’s most outstanding
performers as the hosts of Asia’s Got Talent,” said Alan.
Justin added, “AXN viewers will be
blown away by the caliber of the acts this season. There is so much personality
and energy, it’s a true reflection of the cultural diversity of our region.”
Asia’s Got Talent is the
67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format,
which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by
FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful
reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.
Got Talent is supported by presenting sponsor Traveloka, the leading travel
booking app for all flight and hotel needs; and sponsoring partner Great
Eastern Life, the market leader in the conventional life insurance business and
the largest life insurer in Malaysia by asset size.
Bay Sands, Asia’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destination, is
the official venue partner of Asia’s Got Talent.
AXN Asia: A leader in
AXN is a leader of
regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes
including the hit-rated, award-winning Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons
of the international Emmy-nominated The Amazing Race Asia; the Asian
Television Award-winning Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The
Apprentice Asia; and the Asian Television Award-nominated Cyril: Simply
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT)
Networks, Asia is a leading operator of ad-supported channels including English
general entertainment powerhouses AXN and Sony Channel; and Asian content
giants Animax, GEM and ONE. SPT Networks’ portfolio collectively features the
biggest and best titles from Korea, Japan and the U.S that are first run,
exclusive and aired close to the original telecast. Taking the content beyond
the screen, SPT Networks immerses viewers in its premium entertainment via
large-scale festivals, celebrity fan meets and social platform conversations.
In Asia, SPT Networks’ portfolio is available across 19 territories and in over
42 million homes.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television Networks
operates branded entertainment channels reaching over one billion households
around the world. Based in Culver City, Amsterdam, Budapest, London, Madrid,
Miami, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo, Sony’s linear and
digital networks offer high quality film and television content from Sony
Pictures and third-parties, as well as original content commissioned globally
and locally. Sony Pictures Television Networks is a division of Sony Pictures
Television Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.