Jones Upped at FremantleMedia


Simon Jones, managing director of FremantleMedia’s FMusicTV, has been named
to the newly created post of senior vice president, talent management, worldwide

He will continue to oversee FMusicTV, which manages the company’s
Idols format (American Idol and some 20 others).

In his new post, he will help to expand the company’s worldwide production and
format building.

Before heading up FMusicTV, Jones was with FremantleMedia’s Thames production
company, where he was one of the three Simons, along with Cowell of BMG and
Fuller of 19TV, who turned Pop Idol into a format powerhouse.