Munich, April 18, 2007. SevenOne International, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG’s worldwide programming distribution company, has sold the US format rights to ProSieben’s game show format “Beat your Host!” to paraMedia inc. to produce through Warner Horizon Television, the arm of the Warner Bros. Television Group responsible for primetime reality programming. The deal was brokered by icm. “Beat your Host!”, created and produced by Raab TV and BRAINPOOL, is the most successful TV show debut in Germany from the last three years, with audience shares as high as 30 percent (ages 14-49). For the first time in TV history, a host competes against his guests in games of athleticism, intelligence, and chance.
Says Jens Richter, Managing Director of SevenOne International: ”We are thrilled to witness the enthusiastic response to this game show from the global key territories. Having sold the format to the UK in March, we are looking forward to having it on air in the US as well. In Paramedia’s Jim Paratore, we have found the ideal production partner.”
Says Jim Paratore: “The success of ‘Beat your Host!’ in Germany proves that the format works. We’re excited to be in business with SevenOne International and look forward to working with them to create another success in the US.”
“Beat your Host!”
If you want to beat the host on “Beat your Host!” you will need skill, strength, knowledge, guts – and luck. Contestants experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in an extremely wide bandwidth of competitions, ranging from pole vaulting to geography tests to spreading soft cheese on a sandwich. If the contestant wins, there’s a cash prize. If the contestant loses, the prize goes into the jackpot for the next show, with a new contestant.