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Talpa Global to distribute “The Big Picture”

Amsterdam-based Talpa Global has partnered with Israel's A Cappella to globally distribute the interactive game show format The Big Picture (pictured).
September 25, 2014

Amsterdam-based Talpa Global has partnered with Israel’s A Cappella to globally distribute the interactive game show format The Big Picture (pictured).

“Although we rarely enter into partnerships on third party-formats, we made an exception with A Cappella as we believe The Big Picture is such a unique, connected format that’s going to change the perception of the game show,” said Maarten Meijs, Talpa Global’s managing director, in a statement.

The program, which was created by TV personality and mentalist Nimrod Harel and A Cappella, gives contestants a chance to win a million dollars by answering 12 picture-based questions. Stumped players can ask for help from a viewer playing along via a mobile app. The connected player also has a shot at winning prize money.

Talpa, the company behind formats such as The Voice and Big Brother, is also rolling out the social experiment format Utopia, which integrates digital elements into the television broadcast, and the quiz show What Do I Know?!, which has an integrated play-along app.

The company is billing The Big Picture as “the first game show in which the viewer, by using the special Big Picture app, is actually able to participate on the TV program on-screen in real time and win big money.”

Based in Tel Aviv, A Cappella creates, develops and distributes scripted and non-scripted formats worldwide.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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