Nippon TV: Block Out licensed to Thailand

Gameshow co-created with Red Arrow Studios has been bough by Sense Entertainment in Thailand, and the local version will start airing in July on Channel 7 at 5.15pm.

Having recently announced the action-packed new gameshow format, Beat the Rooms, Nippon TV announced during MIPFormats that the co-developed title with Red Arrow Studios, Block Out has been licensed to Zense Entertainment. It is a comical physical game show that will have more than 100 episodes currently planned in Thailand.

Atsushi Sogo, President, International Business Development, Nippon TV said: ‘We are delighted to have Zense Entertainment to produce the Thai version of our super exciting game show born from a segment of our popular show Pharaoh!, which is enjoying its 5th season on Hunan TV (China), and had also been adapted in other countries as well’.

Varavuth Jentanakul, Chairman & CEO, Zense Entertainment added: ‘It is an honor to collaborate with Nippon TV in bringing its Block Out TV format alive. This is an exciting moment for us as this is such a fun filled quiz show format incorporating an innovative physical game structure with high tension and entertainment at its core’.

In each episode of Block Out, two teams of four players are battling each other in a variety of amusing physical games, combining trivia, strategy, chance and mostly- countless epic falls. Each team plays on a separate wall which ends in a dark, endless pit. There are five rounds in this game, each round will reward the winning-team with points which will be converted into centimetres. The teams’ goal is to reach the final with the most centimetres. The five rounds include “Pop-Ups,” “Peek-A-Boo,” “Russian Roulette,” “Crossover,” and “The Drop Out.”