MundoFox will produce El Factor X an original Spanish-language version of The X Factor.
Auditions for to Start in June 2013
Los Angeles, CA – MundoFox today announced that it will produce El Factor X, an original Spanish-language version of The X Factor, which will give U.S. Spanish-language viewers the opportunity to help choose the next young Latino superstar or breakout music group. The globally renowned music competition show is set to premiere on MundoFox this summer.
Produced by FremantleMedia Latin America for MundoFox, El Factor X will give aspiring young singers the opportunity of a lifetime. The soon-to-be announced judges will travel to top cities in the U.S. searching for undiscovered talent from 8 to 15 years old, both solo artists and vocal groups.
“With the massive success that The X Factor has had in the U.S. and around the world, we are absolutely delighted to launch the same format with a twist for U.S. Hispanic viewers,” said Adriana Ibañez, EVP of Programming for MundoFox. “This format is very much aligned with the quality programming we look to provide to our MundoFox viewers.”
The music competition format is a worldwide phenomenon with more than 500 million viewers across 17 countries. “The X Factor format is owned by Syco, a global music, television and film production joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment.
“We are very excited to bring a global phenomenon like The X Factor to US Hispanic audiences in partnership with MundoFox. FremantleMedia is committed to bringing the best entertainment to audiences across the world, and the exploding Hispanic audience in the U.S .could not be the exception,” said Jack Alfandary, SVP Latin America and US Hispanic at FremantleMedia.
Those interested in participating in El Factor X can mark their calendars as auditions are set to take place in the following cities during the months of June and July:
Los Angeles, CA – June 8
New York City, NY – June 22
Miami, FL – June 29
MundoFox is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC), News Corporation’s international multi-media business, and RCN, the leading Latin American television network and production company belonging to Organización Ardila Lülle (OAL). Together, FIC and RCN currently reach over 1.4 billion households worldwide with primetime comedies, dramas and daytime series, as well as factual, sports and lifestyle programming. Additionally both operate and program cable networks and twenty-four-hour global news channels. The network, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, launched in fall, 2012.