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Ryan Seacrest in a $45 milllion deal with CKX

MUMBAI: Ryan Seacrest is Fox‘s 45-million-dollar man. The American Idol host has closed a major new three-year deal with CKX, parent of Idol producer 19 Entertainment, worth $15 million per year. The pact is expected to be announced soon.Under the deal, which is believed to be the richest ever for a reality host, Seacrest will be exclusive to CKX in broadcast TV primetime to host "Idol" or any CKX-produced show that might succeed it.
The pact gives Seacrest a gigantic pay raise, more than trippling his previous salary of slightly less than $5 million per season.

Both FremantleMedia, North America and Fox declined to comment on Seacrest‘s new deal. The three-year deal gives CKX exclusivity on Seacrest‘s on-camera services for broadcast TV. Seacrest has a separate cable deal with Comcast and is E! Entertainment‘s lead anchor.

With Seacrest‘s renegotiation out of the way, the Idol producers will focus on securing the show‘s judges for next season.

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