All3Media sends “Money from Strangers” to Turkey

Turkey's Star TV has commissioned a local version of the MTV prank show format Money From Strangers (pictured), to air locally under the title Yap Bakalim.
July 19, 2013

All3Media International has inked a deal with Turkey’s Star TV for the MTV prank show Money from Strangers.

Produced by Lion Television, the hidden camera show challenges unsuspecting passersby to perform pranks for a chance to win money. The Turkish version was produced by Yirmibesfilm and will begin airing this week under the title Yap Bakalim.

In the U.S., the series is hosted by comedian Jeff Dye (pictured above) and a weekly guest comedian. The Turkish version has two female hosts.

The distributor has also sold the first season of the American version (12 x 30-minutes) to MTV Latin America, TV Norge, Globosat Brazil and TVNZ. A second season for MTV is in the works.

“We’re confident Money from Strangers can successfully travel all around the world in the same way as Lion Television’s mega-hit Cash Cab has,” All3Media International’s VP of formats, Nick Smith, said in a statement.

Yirmibesfilm also produces a local version of Cash Cab for Turkey’s Kanal D.

Money From Strangers is executive produced in the U.S. by Lion Television’s Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn, and by MTV’s Rob Anderson.

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