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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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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