19 Entertainment, the company that co-produces hit format Pop Idol with Thames, has reported a 6% rise in annual profits. The company, run by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, made pre-tax profits of£10.1m in the year to 30 June, up from£9.6m the year before. American Idol, the US version of the format, made up 60% of 19 Entertainment's total revenue for the year. Fuller paid himself nearly£4m last year.
19 Entertainment, the company that co-produces hit format Pop Idol with Thames, has reported a 6% rise in annual profits. The company, run by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, made pre-tax profits of£10.1m in the year to 30 June, up from£9.6m the year before. American Idol, the US version of the format, made up 60% of 19 Entertainment's total revenue for the year. Fuller paid himself nearly£4m last year.