Germany’s WDR Localizes Belgian Game Show Switch


The game-show format Switch, created for VRT in Belgium, has scored a German commission from WDR.

Lineup Industries landed the deal, which will see an 8×45-minute version produced by Riverside. Filming is in the same Belgian studio as the original. The new local version, titled Quizz Dich Auf 1, will be adapted to fill a 45-minute slot and air weekly. The series launches this April and will be hosted by German presenter Guido Cantz.

Rolf Hellgardt, managing director at Riverside, said: “As soon as we saw Switch, we felt this unique new format would be a great addition to what is already a solid slate of returning game shows. With its simplicity, flexibility and a set that is greater than the sum of its parts, Switch is a joy to produce and very different to every other quiz show currently on air in Germany. We look forward to seeing the reaction from viewers in what promises to be a hard-fought slot.”