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MIPTV ’15: Cambodia, Peru buy into “Boom!”

Networks in Cambodia and Peru have ordered local versions of Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International's game show format Boom! (pictured).
April 14, 2015

Networks in Cambodia and Peru have ordered local versions of the game show format Boom! (pictured).

Bayon Radio and Television Cambodia is the first Asian network to commission the series from Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International. The show will air weekly beginning this summer and will be produced in-house.

Meanwhile, America TV Peru will debut a local version of the show in the fourth quarter. The channel is also producing in-house.

Other Latin American territories to pick up the format are Argentina’s Telefe and TVN Chile where it is currently on air. Uruguay’s Canal 10 acquired 35 episodes of the Spanish version.

Boom! challenges teams of players to defuse slime-filled bombs by answering questions correctly within a strict time limit. The players must cut wires corresponding to their answers and if they get an answer incorrect or run out of time, the bomb explodes and showers them and part of the audience with guacamole, mashed potatoes and other contents.

The American version of Boom! will premiere on Fox on June 25.

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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