Red Arrow Studios International has inked its first wave of European deals for the new game-show format Block Out, originally created by Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios.
The format, which initially debuted in Thailand, has been sold to Endemol Shine Iberia for Spain and Portugal, Tin Can for the Netherlands and GM6 for France. It previously sold to VTV in Vietnam and ANTV in Indonesia.
Block Out sees its contestants—in two teams of four players—battle to stay on the wall through a series of challenges that include a variety of physical games, combining trivia, strategy and chance. In each round, the team that keeps at least one contestant on the wall wins. The finale involves both teams standing on their ledges above the pit, with the winning team answering enough correct answers to remain standing as the other gets pushed in.
Red Arrow Studios International holds worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to Block Out.
Bo Stehmeier, president at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “Part of our formats strategy is creating and representing energetic, bold and hilarious studio-based shows like Block Out, which the whole family can enjoy together. We’re looking forward to building on Block Out’s success in Asia and introducing audiences across Europe to this engaging and colorful series.”