Syco, with offices in London and Los Angeles, is a global music, television and film production joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment. Syco Television produces the BAFTA Award-winning “The X Factor,” which has topped the charts in Europe and in the U.K, where Cowell serves as both executive producer and judge. Syco Television is also the owner of the “Got Talent” television format. Versions of both “The X Factor” and “Got Talent” are co-produced by Syco and are shown in more than 70 countries and have won multiple awards including National television Awards and Bafta’s. The X Factor launched in America on Fox in the Fall of 2011 with Simon as a judge. Both The X Factor and ’Got talent’ are formats created by Simon Cowell.
Syco is also the record label home for such diverse international recording stars as Leona Lewis and Il Divo. Simon has worked with artists selling more than 200 million albums and delivering more than 180 No. 1 records. He also executive-produces “America’s Got Talent” and judges and produces “Britain’s Got Talent,” which in 2009 launched the global singing career of Susan Boyle. Her debut Syco album sold over 8 million units in six weeks, making it the world’s biggest-selling album of 2009 and the fastest-selling album in history and a total of 20 million records to date. In 2009, Simon was named No. 1 in Hollywood Reporter’s Top 50 Most Powerful in Reality TV and Entertainment Weekly’s Top Entertainer of the Year. In 2010 Simon Cowell was awarded Variety International’s Humanitarian Award for his extensive charitable work, The Rose d’Or Golden Jubilee Award and BAFTA's Special Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry and development of new talent. He also appeared on Time Magazine’s list of Most Influential People in the World and was awarded the International Emmy Founders Award.