British entertainment company

Syco Entertainment, often known as simply Syco, was a British entertainment company. It was started in 2002 by X Factor and Britain's Got Talent judge, Simon Cowell. It is no longer in operation.

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Simon Cowell, founder of Syco.

There are offices in London and Los Angeles[1]

Syco TV

Syco TV
Company typePrivate
IndustryTelevision, entertainment
GenreTalent shows
FoundedMay 2002
FounderSimon Cowell
Key people
Simon Cowell, Charles Garland (COO), Siobhan Greene (Head of TV), Sonny Takhar (MD, Syco Music), Simon Jones (COO Syco TV U.S.) Ann-Marie Thomson (Head of Media), George Levendis (Head of International)
ProductsTelevision, entertainment
ParentSony Music Entertainment

Syco Television mostly works in the UK and U.S. As of 2011, it produces around 200 hours of primetime television for FOX, NBC, ITV1 and ITV2 networks. Its key programs are The X Factor and Got Talent.

Syco Music

Syco Music
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded May 2002
Founder Simon Cowell
Distributing label Sony Music Entertainment UK (UK), Columbia/Epic Label Group (U.S.)
Genre Opera, Pop & R&B
Country of origin United Kingdom

Syco Music is home to a dozen artists. Syco is the only company to sign winners and finalists of The X Factor and Got Talent. Since 2004, the label has had 22 UK #1 singles.

Current artists


Previous artists



  1. "Sony Music Entertainment and Simon Cowell Launch New Global Venture: 'Syco' - LONDON and NEW YORK, January 19 /PRNewswire/". New York, United Kingdom: Retrieved 2012-01-05.

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