Cowell revealed backstage at Sunday’s Philips British Academy Television Awards (aka BAFTA) his plan for ‘World’s Got Talent,’ in which 20 winning and runner-up acts from all editions of the ‘Got Talent’ franchise would vie against each other.
According to reports, the series – to be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall and air globally during the summer of 2011 – would reach an estimated audience of 300 million people.
Cowell, who exec-produces ‘America’s Got Talent’ and serves as a judge on ‘BGT,’ says ‘World’s Got Talent’ would likely operate without a singular panel of judges, and would instead rely on the voting of home viewers – in whichever country said home may be.
The grand prize for the ‘World’s’ champion: £1 million, or $1.4 million American.
‘World’s Got Talent’ is but one project on Cowell’s post-’American Idol’ plate. Already he is at work on the U.S. edition of ‘X Factor,’ to premiere on Fox in fall 2011.