Canal+ orders Armoza Formats’ “Still Standing”

French free-to-air channel D8, owned by Canal+, has ordered a French version of Armoza Formats' primetime game show Still Standing.
June 8, 2015

French free-to-air channel D8, owned by Canal+, has picked up the daily primetime game show Still Standing from Israeli-based Armoza Formats.

The July-August Productions-created series showcases a number of contestants battling the clock and each other to be the last one standing or risk being swallowed up by the studio floor with the opportunity to win $1 million.

The licensing agreement follows recent commissions by Mexico’s Azteca and Italy’s Canele 5, as well as a fourth season commissioned by Israel’s Channel 10. Still Standing has also been purchased by an undisclosed party in French-speaking Belgium.

“We’re proud to see Still Standing continue to gain momentum and are thrilled to be bringing this amazing game show to France and French-speaking Belgium,” said Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, in a statement.

With more than 2,000 global episodes aired to date, the game show has been broadcast in the U.S., Israel, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Brazil, China, Uruguay, Belgium, Italy and Mexico.

The French version of the series will be produced in partnership with Terminal E Studios, a joint venture between France’s Terminal 9 and Belgium’s Everlasting Group.

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