The 1% Club Secures Tenth International Territory


BBC Studios has signed a deal in Greece for The 1% Club, marking the tenth international territory to license Magnum Media’s format.

Greece’s Star Channel is set to air the prime-time entertainment format, with the local version to be produced by Green Pixel Productions. The series is slated to debut this fall.

André Renaud, senior VP of global format sales at BBC Studios, said: “This time two years ago at our annual BBC Studios’ Showcase we presented The 1% Club to buyers having already secured three international presales even before the U.K. premiere. It makes it all the more exciting, then, that today we can celebrate Greece’s Star Channel as the milestone tenth country to commission the format at the event where it all began. I know that Star Channel and the team at Green Pixel Productions will deliver a great show, and I look forward to seeing who in Greece will make it into The 1% Club.”

Karolos Alkalai, general manager from Star Channel, said: “We are thrilled to have acquired The 1% Club, a fresh and distinct game show based on wits and common sense rather than knowledge. It blends perfectly with Star Channel’s strategy to provide fun and quality entertainment to the Greek audience. As all great formats, it was an instant success in several territories, and we are confident that it will be equally successful in Greece.”

The 1% Club has also been licensed in Mexico, Australia, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the U.S.