Jeopardy! to make streaming debut on Hulu

Hulu has acquired the syndicated game show Jeopardy!, which made its debut on the streamer this week. For the premiere, Hulu curated some of Jeopardy’s flagship special events, which featured some of the show’s fan-favourite contestants from its 35-year history. The game show holds the Guinness World Records title for the most Emmy Awards won […]

Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy head to new RTL net

RTL has ordered two 60-episode runs of classic gameshows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy for its soon-to-launch RTL Plus channel. The new service rolls out on June 1st and ahead of launch has ordered new versions of the classic gameshows. Both will go into production this summer for an autumn debut on RTL Plus. The […]

Aussie SVOD service pulls off Showtime coup

Australian subscription on-demand service Stan has scored exclusive streaming rights to programming from premium US cable channel Showtime. The agreement began this week with the launch of Billions, and will ultimately run to hundreds of hours, and includes granting Stan the exclusive license to use the Showtime brand in Australia. A highlight will be the […]

Sony launches Sports Jeopardy!

Sony Pictures Television is launching a sports-themed spin-off of classic gameshow Jeopardy! in Cannes. Sony will give the Sports Jeopardy! its international launch at MIPCOM. The show uses the classic Jeopardy! format but has sport instead of general knowledge questions and answers. Sony is launching format at the market and is also shopping the finished […]

Sparks gets Russian member

Studio 2V has joined Sparks Networks’ Fiction Network. The 15-year-old Russian indie producer made the local version of NBC series Law & Order as well as taking rights to various international formats including Jeopardy and Wife Swap. Nicola Söderlund, managing director of Sparks Networks, said: “Sparks Networks has been absent in Russia for some time […]

Middle East nets ready Millionaire spin off, new formats

Middle Eastern and North African broadcasters have partnered with Sony Pictures Television on the latest versions of a Who Wants to be a Millionaire? spin off, a singing-themed factual entertainment format and a remade CBS studio game show. In Dubai, national broadcaster Dubai Television has ordered Sony Pictures Television Arabia to produce a 26-episode season […]