NPO COMMISSIONS VINCENT TV TO PRODUCE BBC ONE’S HIT PLAY-A-LONG MUSIC QUIZ FOR DUTCH AUDIENCES
London, 7 July – Keshet International (KI) has completed a deal that will see Tuesday’s Child’s compulsive music quiz show The Hit List produced locally in the Netherlands.
Vincent TVhas been commissioned by public service broadcaster NPOtoproduce 24×60’ episodes of this colourful feel-good format that sees pairs of contestants competing to be the first to guess the name and artist of well-known songs. Already in production, DE HIT KWIS will premiere weekdays from 27 July on AVRO/TROSfor NPO1. In addition, Vincent TV has also optioned the format in Belgium from KIfor the Flemish-speaking market.
Vincent ter Voert, Vincent TV’s CEO says, “We are so excited to be partnering with Keshet International again, particularly since with The Hit Listwe will be delivering a totally uplifting and fun music entertainment format for the entire family. Just what the doctor ordered for this summer’s viewing. We are extremely proud to be the first country to produce a daily stripped version of the format, proving how versatile The Hit Listindeed is.”
Keren Shahar, KI’s COO and President of Distribution, “The Hit List is a fun and entertaining musical treat that gets everyone guessing, both in the studio and at home. Already a hit for BBC Onein the UK and for MTV Finland, it is a flexible and quick turnaround shiny-floor format that’s easily adaptable to any time slot, version or budget. I think NPO’s viewers are going to love it!”
Karen Smith, CEO of Tuesday’s Childadds, “The Hit Listis the perfect feel-good family format for right now – its multi-generational, thoroughly entertaining and irresistibly play along. I defy you not to shout the answers at the screen. It should be easy, you’ve ‘heard’ them all before… but can you name the title and the artist when you’re under pressure?’’
Originally created and produced by Tuesday’s Childfor BBC One– where it has recently been re-commissioned for a third series – The Hit List has the lively atmosphere of a rock concert alongside the addictive entertainment of a fast-paced quiz.
The Hit List features three action-packed rounds and sees three couples – parent and child, siblings, husband and wife, or friends – compete for a grand prize. Each brings their own individual musical taste and knowledge, making every duo unique in ability as they compete to identify songs from a diverse variety of genres and decades. The hosts also bring another dynamic to the game – young and untraditional, their banter and jokes ensure every show is full of fun and laughter.
Already a hit for BBC Onein the UK, where the season 2 premiere beat ITV1 with a 20% share, The Hit List recently launched in Finland with 30.2% share, making MTV the most-watched commercial channel of the night. The format is distributed by Keshet Internationalon behalf of Tuesday’s Child Television.