ITV signs three-year deal with The Voice
ITV has signed a three-year deal for 'The Voice'.
Following the news that the BBC had lost the show after five series, the last of which will air next year, ITV has now confirmed they've signed a three-year deal with production company Talpa Global for 'The Voice' as well as a three-season commitment for an ITV2 spin-off show and two series of 'The Voice Kids'.
ITV's director of television, Peter Fincham said: "ITV is the natural home of big entertainment so we are thrilled that 'The Voice' and 'The Voice Kids' are both joining our family alongside brilliant shows like 'The X Factor', 'Britain's Got Talent', 'Saturday Night Takeaway' and 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'
'The Voice' has become a global hit since it first launched in Holland in 2010 and now has around 65 local versions airing in 180 countries while 'The Voice Kids' has almost 30 local adaptations.
ITV's director of entertainment and comedy, Elaine Bedell added: "From the compelling blind auditions, through to the nail biting battle rounds, knockouts and live shows, 'The Voice' has become a worldwide sensation and we are very much looking forward to its arrival on ITV in 2017."
Meanwhile, John de Mol - who created 'The Voice' and is founder of Talpa Global - has expressed his excitement at the news.
He shared: "We are delighted that 'The Voice' has found a new home at ITV. With the addition of 'The Voice Kids' we are excited about working with ITV in 2017 to develop and expand 'The Voice' experience for the UK audience after completing what we think will be a fantastic upcoming season on the BBC, who have been a great partner."