Channel 4, Monterosa team up for “Bank Job”

Viewers go head-to-head with contestants in a new multi-platform game show format (pictured) from Endemol-owned Remarkable Television, UK net Channel 4 and social TV company Monterosa.
January 3, 2012

Social TV company Monterosa has launched a play-along game for Channel 4′s multi-platform quiz show The Bank Job.

Commissioned by Endemol-owned Remarkable Television, the game allows online players to answer the same questions as contestants during the live broadcast in real-time, similar to the London-based company’s online game for The Million Pound Drop Live.

The difference with The Bank Job game is the online players come in only during the final challenge, when they are given 45 seconds to answer as many quiz questions as possible before the same questions are asked to the contestants.

Viewers at home can then find out if they earned more cash than their friends and the contestants. Each time a contestant answers a question correctly, a “safe deposit box” is unlocked. Viewers that play along can also apply to be a contestant on the show and are entered into a draw to win £10,000 (US$15,500).

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.