Under the pact, 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, which had been in the works for the past several weeks, more than triples his previous salary of slightly less than $5 million per season.
"Idol" producers 19, Seacrest's new deal, as did his attorneys. The pact is expected to be announced Monday.North America and Fox all declined to comment on
Seacrest has a separate cable deal with and is E! Entertainment's lead anchor. He also produces such shows as E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and ABC's upcoming Jamie Oliver reality series.
With Seacrest's renegotiation out of the way, the "Idol" producers will focus on securing the show's judges for next season.