Colombia’s RCN Network to Launch National Version of “American Idol”

The search will be on for Colombia’s next Shakira or Juanes

FremantleMedia International has sold the international version of Fox’s hit reality singing competition American Idol to Colombian network RCN.

American Idol

Set to premiere in spring 2014, Idols Colombia will be the 47th local version of the show to be produced worldwide.

FremantleMedia also has sold America’s Got Talent season 9 to Sony Pictures Television in Latin America, and the format has been renewed for a localized version (dubbed Talento Chileno) on Chilean network Chilevision for a fifth season.

Other recent Fremantle sales in Latin America include Tattoo Nightmares to TruTV and Storage Wars Canada to A&E Networks.

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