All3Media International recently announced that Bell Media has acquired the CBS adaptation of "Lingo." Simulcasting with CBS’s launch in the U.S, the new gameshow is scheduled to premier in Canada on 11th January on Bell Media owned channel CTV. In addition, the company has secured a deal with BBC to debut "The Traitors US" on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
“Bell Media’s belief, knowledge and excitement in CBS’s Lingo made them a perfect partner to launch this series in the Canadian market," Jennifer Askin, SVP North America at All3Media International said."From selecting the series for CTV’s midseason programming schedule to expertly reaching RuPaul’s loyal fanbase and introducing new viewers to this internationally beloved gameshow, I am delighted to be working with this talented team and have every confidence the series will be a fantastic success with Canadian audiences.”
"Lingo" has been sold in more than 17 territories by All3Media International, with versions of the hit show produced in major markets, including Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and France, where the format has aired for 29 years in France. More recently the series returned to the U.K. on ITV in February 2021, where it launched as the highest-rated game show in its time period in nearly two decades. Following this success, ITV is now on its third season and premiered a celebrity version, also hosted by RuPaul Charles. The format has also inspired a Lingo book, Lingo boardgame, Facebook game and app all available.
Hosted by Emmy Award winner RuPaul Charles, this international hit format is the definitive word play gameshow, which pits teams against each other in a battle to find words and win cash. RuPaul Charles serves as host and executive producer of the U.S version of the game show for RuCo, Inc. along with Layla Smith for Objective Media Group (an All3Media company), Jilly Pearce for Objective Media Group America and Ed de Burgh for Triple Brew Media. Lingo is an All3Media / IDTV and Talpa TV format, distributed by All3Media International.
"The Traitors" will land as a boxset on BBC iPlayer tomorrow, 13th January, 2023 and then be shown on both BBC Three and BBC One. The title is produced by Studio Lambert for NBC Universal. “Following the huge success of 'The Traitors,' which has been streamed more than 28 million times on BBC iPlayer and was the talk of the nation over the festive period, we’re delighted to give BBC viewers the chance to watch the brand new US series within hours of its release in America," Dan McGolpin, Director, iPlayer and Channels, said. "Hosted by the brilliant Alan Cumming and filmed at the same location as the UK series, it’s a new year treat for those seeking out more treachery - all is about to be revealed on BBC iPlayer, BBC Three and BBC One.
The UK version of the title has been streamed over 28 million times on BBC iPlayer to date and continues to grow. The ten-part series is produced by Studio Lambert’s Stephen Lambert, Mike Cotton, Toni Ireland, Jack Burgess, Tim Harcourt and Sam Rees Jones with Sharon Vuong, EVP Entertainment Unscripted Development overseeing for NBCUniversal. The original (Dutch) version was created by Marc Pos, developed by All3Media’s IDTV & RTL Creative Unit and produced by IDTV.
Bell Media’s belief, knowledge and excitement in CBS’s Lingo made them a perfect partner to launch this series in the Canadian market. From selecting the series for CTV’s midseason programming schedule to expertly reaching RuPaul’s loyal fanbase and introducing new viewers to this internationally beloved gameshow, I am delighted to be working with this talented team and have every confidence the series will be a fantastic success with Canadian audiences.” Jennifer Askin SVP North America, All3Media International