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SONY PICTURES TELEVISION BRINGS SPORTS JEOPARDY! FORMAT TO INTERNATIONAL MARKET


CANNES, France, October 13, 2014 — Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today the launch of Sports Jeopardy!, a new quiz show format that combines the excitement and prestige of the multiple Emmy® Award-winning quiz show Jeopardy! with the rich and diverse world of sports.
 
 “Nothing is more universal than the love of sport,” says Keith Le Goy, president, international distribution, Sony Pictures Television. “Sports Jeopardy! is a highly adaptable format that broadcasters can easily customize around the most popular sports in any territory.” 
 
In addition, the U.S. version of Sports Jeopardy!, which is hosted by award-winning sportscaster Dan Patrick, is available to clients worldwide. The series has scored nearly one million streams since its September 24 debut on Crackle. Nearly half of the viewers who tuned in were new to the streaming service. The series is complemented by a popular Sports Jeopardy! mobile game, which is available to users around the globe through Apple’s App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.
 
Sports Jeopardy! challenges contestants across a variety of subjects using a unique format whereby they must phrase the answer in the form of a question. Jeopardy!, the highly popular U.S. game show now in its 31st season, averages nearly ten million viewers each episode.  
 
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Contact:
Saskia Wirth
Director, Communications (EMEA)
+44 (207) 533-1363
saskia_wirth@spe.sony.com

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Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.