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Mastiff lands “Exit” rights

Danish entertainment production company Mastiff has picked up the rights to Japanese game show format Exit from distribution company Eccho Rights.
May 6, 2013

Danish entertainment production company Mastiff has picked up the rights to Japanese game show format Exit from distribution company Eccho Rights.

Mastiff, the Zodiak Media-owned production company, does not currently have a broadcaster in Denmark attached. Exit is a game show where contestants have to master room-escape challenges in three stages, each with a locked room that opens with correctly answered quizzes and puzzles.

Exit is the perfect entertainment show,” said Jacob Juhl, director of programs at Mastiff Denmark. “We are always looking for formats with the potential to be a big hit, Exit certainly has this potential. We are very optimistic that we will go into production in our territory, in fact we have already had interest from local broadcaster.”

“Japanese game shows provide solid family entertainment and Exit is no different,” added Mia Engström, director of sales and acquisitions at Eccho Rights. “It’s a mixture of challenge, suspense and excitement. We can’t wait to see how Mastiff Denmark takes the format forwards.”

Eccho Rights has previously sold the format to Germany, France, Russia and Sweden, while a U.S. version of the show will air on Syfy on June 4, produced by Smart Dog Media in association with Zig Zag Productions.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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