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Hollywood Game Night Bolsters Asian Presence


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NBCUniversal International Formats has revealed that Hollywood Game Night is being adapted in Vietnam, with a new broadcaster also on board in Thailand.

Partnering with Mega GS Entertainment & Communication, the Vietnamese version of Hollywood Game Night (HGN) will premiere on terrestrial network VTV3 next year. In Thailand, the show is returning for its third season with a new look on Channel 3.

Hollywood Game Show sees two non-famous individuals compete in various challenges alongside celebrities for the chance to win a cash prize. The series was created by actor/producer Sean Hayes and producer Todd Milliner. The Emmy-winning U.S. version, hosted by Jane Lynch, debuted on NBC in 2013.

Ana Langenberg, the senior VP of format sales and production at NBCUniversal International Formats, said: “It is great to see HGN increase its reach internationally, particularly in Asia, where game-show and shiny floor formats are at the heart of TV consumption. Working closely with our local partners, we are confident both territories will produce high-quality local versions that will be sure to engage and entertain.”

Vu Thi Bich Lien, Mega GS Entertainment & Communication’s CEO and chairwoman, noted: “Mega GS Entertainment & Communication is proud to be in business with NBCU in order to bring HGN to Vietnam in 2018. It is amazing that after only three years since premiering on NBC, HGN has become one of the fastest-growing international formats of its time.”

Willie McIntosh, host of Hollywood Game Night Thailand, added: “I am very happy that the hit show HGN Thailand will be airing on Channel 3 in prime time. With a new home, we will be bringing original and exciting games to entertain our Thai audience and ensure non-stop laughter.”



About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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