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Zig Zag reveals new shows

Zig Zag reveals new shows
Staff Reporter
10 April 2014

Zig Zag Productions and Tel Aviv-based interactive company Screenz, which provides the technology for ITV’s 2015 talent show format Rising Star, has unveiled an innovative new interactive game show format Sofa King Clever.

The general knowledge question and answer game show features studio-based players using their general knowledge and powers of perception to score points and win cash prizes.

Joining the studio players via a video wall are the ‘sofa kings’ – a group of contestants playing in real time from the comfort of their living rooms.

The interactive show uses Screenz’s innovative Real Time Platform technology to allow the studio players to use their wits and the information provided by the show’s bespoke second screen app, to determine who at home has the right answers.

Studio players battle to win cash prizes with the ‘sofa kings’ at home.

Zig Zag will also remaking NTV game show format Ultimate Brain for CBBC.

The 10 x 30-minute science series – originally a prime time game show hit for a family audience on Japan’s NTV – encourages intelligence, intuition and creative thinking skills.

Ultimate Brain also features a madcap, physical game show filmed in a giant brain-shaped studio and presented by Ultimate Brain's quizmaster Dr Brain.

On screen graphics explain the science element behind correct answers in the show as kids battle for the honour of becoming the Ultimate Brain.

Zig Zag acquired the UK rights for the format directly from NTV and also introduced the format to Eccho Rights, the distribution arm of global independent producers’ format alliance Sparks Network.

The format has subsequently been licensed to TV channel Rossiya (Russia), producers Strix (Denmark) and Sputnik in Belgium.

Zig Zag also retains the US and Canadian rights to remake Ultimate Brain in those territories.

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