ITV has reportedly rejected plans by Simon Cowell to launch a new Saturday night music show, instead looking at teaming up with his rival Universal Music. TellyMix reported on Cowell's ambitions for a new primetime 'Top Of The Pops-style' programme back in December of last year, however today it was claimed ITV bosses were convinced.
Speaking of the planned show last year, Cowell said: “There is always room for more music, we will be doing something on Saturday nights.”
According to The Sun today, Simon has lost out on the opportunity for his Syco company to produce the show, with rival music label Universal Music in "advanced negotiations" instead. Universal chairman David Joseph said told the paper: "I think it will get a great audience."Talent on Joseph's label includes the likes of Lady GaGa and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole.