|Founded||April 1985 (United Kingdom)|
Los Angeles, U.S.ALondon, U.K
|Key people||Iain Pirie, President
Susanne Tide-Frater, Head of Fashion
Sarah Doukas, CEO, Storm Model Management
Simon Fuller, Founder
|Products||entertainment content, intellectual property services, American Idol/Idol series|
|Revenue||288.1 million USD (2008)|
|Operating income||75.1 million (2008)|
|Parent||CKX, Inc. (now CORE Media Group)|
19 Entertainment, Is an American and British producer of entertainment properties based around the areas of Music and Television, including American Idol in the United States, Pop Idol in the United Kingdom as well as versions of the Idol series in more than seventy countries around the world, and So You Think You Can Dance.
Founded in London, United Kingdom in 1985, and since 2010 is based in Los Angeles, United States, In 2009 19 announced the purchase of London based Storm Model Management, one of the world's top modeling agencies.
In March 2005, 19 Entertainment founder Simon Fuller sold the group to Robert Sillerman's CKX, Inc. in a cash and stock deal worth $210 million. Fuller remained in his role as CEO and became a director of CKX, effectively co-ordinating all creative aspects of the CKX business until January 2010 when at coming to the end of his employment contract with CKX, Inc., he decided to start up a new business, XIX Entertainment, while still acting as a consultant to CKX / 19 and as an Executive Producer of 19's shows. Following this CKX, Inc. announced its intention to shift 19 to becoming a US business focusing solely on the American Idol and So You Think You can Dance brands. 19's old Headquarters in Battersea, London became the headquarters for Simon Fuller's new business, XIX, while 19 Entertainment became based from its Los Angeles office.
In September 2010 much of 19's non American Idol business was sold to Simon Fuller's new business XIX Entertainment. This included 19's non-Idol management clients such as David and Victoria Beckham, Andy Murray, Annie Lennox, The Spice Girls, Lewis Hamilton, S Club 7, Carrie Underwood, David Cook, and others and Roland Mouret and Victoria Beckham's fashion businesses.
19 Television series
- S Club Search (2001)
- Viva S Club (2002)
- Hollywood 7 (2001-2002)
- American Juniors (2003)
- All American Girl (2003)
- Giving You Everything (2007)
- Little Britain USA (2008)
- If I Can Dream (2010)
19 Entertainment films
- Spice World (co-production with Icon Productions and Columbia Pictures) (1997)
- Seeing Double (co-production with Columbia Pictures) (2003)
- From Justin to Kelly (co-production with 20th Century Fox) (2003)
19 Recordings artist roster
Night Crime (2013)