Fox is getting into business with Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International and DC Media.
The network has picked up Keshet’s new format Boom! with a straight-to-series order. The deal with Fox Broadcasting Company marks the second such deal for the format in as many days and comes after French broadcaster TF1 took the rights to the format, after striking a deal with Keshet International, only yesterday.
Boom! follows a team of four players must defuse eight “bombs” by answering trivia questions correctly within a strict time limit. The contestants defuse a bomb by cutting a colored wire representing the answer to a multiple choice question, all wheile the ticking clock counts down. If the player answers correctly, the prize money builds and he/she moves to the next “bomb.”
“BOOM! is a perfect blend of family entertainment and FOX attitude. Never has a ticking clock been so ingeniously placed at the center of a game, and never has a game more inventively borrowed from the language of a thriller,” said Simon Andreae, Executive Vice President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. “It’s as if Jack Bauer made brain love with Jeff Foxworthy.”
While Alon Shtruzman, CEO of Keshet International, added: “We have no doubts that BOOM!’s fresh take on the traditional game show will blow American audiences away with laughs and thrills, and we couldn’t be happier to have secured such an esteemed broadcast partner as FOX only days after announcing our plans for the show in the U.S. market.”