MIPTV ’14: Keshet DCP developing “Boom!” for the U.S.

Following the replica bomb-diffusing game show's premiere in Israel, the two companies will co-develop the format (pictured) for the U.S. market under their joint venture Keshet DCP.
April 4, 2014

Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International and Dick Clark Productions’ parent company DC Media are bringing Keshet’s game show format Boom! (pictured) to the United States.

The project marks the first co-devleopment deal between the two companies under the joint venture Keshet DCP, which they formed last fall to develop, finance and produce unscripted programming for English- and Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. and abroad.

The game show, which premiered on Keshet Broadcasting’s Channel 2 in Israel on Thursday night (April 3), challenges a team of four players to defuse eight replica bombs by answering trivia questions within a time limit in order to win prize money.

The team nominates one player to answer the question by cutting through colored wires representing multiple choice answers. If they get it wrong, the bomb explodes, shakes the set and the team loses 25% of their winnings.

Last year, U.S. broadcaster ABC ordered 10 episodes of Keshet’s interactive singing competition Rising Star. The show is set to premiere on June 22.

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