TV ASAHI CORPORATION AND WARNER BROS. INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION
CO-DEVELOP EXCITING QUIZ SHOW FORMAT gNO BRAINERh
gNo Brainerh, an innovative quiz show co-developed by TV Asahi (Headquartered in Japan) and Warner Bros. International Television Production (Headquartered in the U.K) will make its debut at MIPTV this April with its pilot filmed in London, UK last week.
TV Asahi and Warner Bros. International Television Production signed a partnership deal in 2012 to co-develop TV formats which have been produced and aired on TV Asahi.
The co-production team has now co-developed the exciting quiz format based on TV Asahifs hit show gSpeed Kingh. A pilot for international sales promotion was filmed at the London Studios on February 22nd. It is the first time TV Asahi has recorded a pilot at a studio abroad.
The rules and game play in gNo Brainerh have been re-developed for audiences in Europe and U.S. The pilot has been produced by U.K. production company Wall to Wall using British contestants and staff at the London Studios to give the format a fully international flavor.
Senior Vice President, Creative, Format Development and Sales, Warner Bros. International Television Production, Andrew Zein comments on the occasion; gWhen we first looked at TV Asahifs vast selection of entertainment shows, Speed King was one which stood out and we were immediately interested in developing it for an international audience. The pilot for No Brainer showcases this positive game show brilliantly - with its simple structure and potential for the underdog to save the day. We are excited about the potential of No Brainer – international audiences will enjoy watching the teams work together to win the big cash prizeh.
Leanne Klein, Creative Director, Wall to Wall adds: gWe are delighted to be making this pilot. It has unique premise, which is very entertaining to watch. With the format tweaks wefve brought to it, we think it has the potential to travel to many territoriesh.
The producer of TV Asahifs original format gSpeed Kingh, Masahiro Katano, who consulted on the UK pilot comments:
gfThe underdog of the team becomes the hero savior of the teamf is the key concept of the original show and gNo Brainerh gives a clearer output of the concept boosting the show up into the top gear. It also has additional sequences and I can feel its excitement and fun surpassing the original Japanese version. The quiz show is very simple to follow and yet the players cannot help expressing roller-coasting emotional changes, which make the show so exciting and keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. I am so much looking forward to having the show aired around the world to be enjoyed by everyone.h
As well as the pilot for gNo Brainerh, there is also another new format underway based on gThe Factoryh, another quiz show produced and aired by TV Asahi in 2011.
By making the best of the powerful international distribution network of Warner Bros. International Television Production and the innovative ideas of TV Asahi, the partnership will continue to bring the excitement of TV Asahi entertainment shows from Japan into the world to offer their unique joy and excitement to everyone in the world.
wNO BRAINER x
No Brainer is the brand new quiz show where every player has a price on their head!
Four friends have taken our General Knowledge test and have been ranked in order of intelligence. The least knowledgeable is worth the most cash for the team. The most knowledgeable, who in theory should have the best chance of getting an answer right, is worth five times less!
With a cash value on each of their heads, will our players live up to expectations? Will the eBrainboxf choke under the spot light? Will the 'No Brainer' be a total liability as they repeatedly answer incorrectly?
To win big, the WHOLE TEAM will have to pull together...Use your players and your knowledge well and you could leave with the big cash prize!
wWarner Bros. International Television Productionx
Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) aims to establish or acquire production companies in the major television territories around the world in order to become a leading producer of local scripted and non-scripted programming.
In those territories where WBITVP establishes a production base, it operates by developing and producing original programming and also producing local versions of formats owned and controlled by the group such as gThe Bachelorh, gThe Worldfs Strictest Parentsh and gWho Do You Think You Are?h Where WBITVP has no local production capability it licenses Warner Bros. formats to 3rd parties.
WBITVP has already taken significant steps by acquiring a majority stake in UK production group Shed Media, one of the UKfs largest and most successful independent production companies, which operates both in the UK and the US. Most recently it has acquired a majority stake in BlazHoffski Holding B.V., a leading independent television producer in The Netherlands and Belgium.
wWall to Wall x
Wall to Wall is one of the UK's leading production companies.
For over 20 years the Shed media-owned indie has been supplying broadcasters around the world with ground-breaking, award-winning high quality television content across many genres.
Productions range from the entertainment phenomenon and ratings winner The Voice UK to Oscar-winning feature documentary Man On Wire, BBC One hit drama New Tricks, the internationally acclaimed genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?, the innovative living history gHouseh franchise (which included 1900 House, 1940 House, Edwardian Country House) to single dramas - Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, the multi-award winning A Very English Marriage and three times Golden Globe nominated The Girl.
Wall to Wallfs productions have won almost every major international television award and it regularly tops UK trade magazine polls as the company rated most highly by its peers; subsequently attracting the top talent from across the industry.
Wall to Wall is part of the Shed Media Group. All Wall to Wall and the Shed Media Groupfs programme and format sales are handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.