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CBSSI Picks Up Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention?


CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has signed a deal with Working Dog Productions for the exclusive worldwide format rights to the comedy quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention?, which is in its sixth season on Network Ten in Australia.

Using the format of a quiz show, each week the host asks five well-known and well-informed guests—made up of comedians, radio presenters and TV stars—questions about the news of the week. HYBPA? is the number one quiz show on TEN and the third highest-rated overall show on the network in 2018.

HYBPA? joins CBS’s portfolio of the biggest formats on television—from Wheel of Fortune to America’s Next Top Model,” said Paul Gilbert, senior VP of international formats at CBS Studios International. “This agreement is a terrific example of the new synergies we have in Australia since acquiring Network Ten, and we look forward to partnering with the team at Working Dog Productions to make HYBPA? a global success.”

“We are proud and delighted to bring the show we love to the rest of the world,” said Michael Hirsh, executive producer at Working Dog Productions. “We’re grateful to CBS for the opportunity to share what has become the one Aussie show families bookmark to watch together every week.”

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