Published On: Thu, Aug 20th, 2015

Marc Cuban Acquires ‘The X Factor UK’ Companion Series ‘The Xtra Factor’ for Sunday

The Companion Show is Hosted By Singer Rochelle Humes and DJ Melvin Odoom

Singer Rochelle Humes and DJ Melvin Odoom
Marc Cuban’s Axs TV has signed an agreement with FremantleMedia International (FMI) and Syco Entertainment, creators and owners of The X Factor format, bringing the hour-long program to the United States for the first time ever.

The Xtra Factor will make its debut on Sunday, August 30, immediately following the season 12 premiere of The X Factor UK at 8pE.

Episodes will air every Sunday and Monday after each of the network’s The X Factor UK broadcasts and will move to an earlier time mid-season.

Created and co-produced by Syco Entertainment, The Xtra Factor brings the fun factor to the search to find a new music star by delivering the ultimate fan experience and giving viewers unprecedented backstage access to The X Factor UK.

Packed with behind-the-scenes footage, auditions and performances, the show also features exclusive interviews with the judges and contestants, as the contestants candidly react to the judges’ comments.

“Last year’s U.S. debut of The X Factor UK was a major success with our viewers, and we proud to be able to take them even deeper by finally bringing The X Factor to America for the first time ever, ” said Mark Cuban, Axs TV CEO. “With its personable hosts, and open and honest interviews, this series is the perfect addition to our lineup, providing viewers with the same in-depth front-row experience that Axs TV is known for.”

This is the second consecutive year that Axs TV will air The X Factor UK after bringing it stateside in 2014.

The upcoming season marks the return of fan-favorite judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who will be joined at the judges’ table by two new faces, international pop superstar Rita Ora and BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.

Season 12 will also feature two new hosts, as chart-topping singer/songwriter and former X Factor contestant Olly Murs partners with TV personality Caroline Flack to take over emcee duties.

Axs TV Launched in July 2012 by entrepreneur Mark Cuban in a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS.

Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world’s leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the world’s most successful global TV and music franchises.

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