Banijay Productions Germany, has committed to producing "Let the Music Play - Das Hit Quiz" for SAT.1, based on the company's "Name That Tune" format. “We’re looking forward to adding our twist to the well-loved format and putting Germany’s music knowledge to the test,” Arno Schneppenheim, CEO of Banijay Productions Germany, said. “Amiaz Habtu is the perfect fit to host Let the Music Play - Das Hit Quiz and we’re excited for audiences to enjoy the music.”
Produced by Banijay Italia, "Let the Music Play" is based on a globally-renowned format, Name That Tune, which has already traveled to 26 markets to date. Originally created in America, the traditional gameshow re-launched on FOX in January 2021, hosted by Jane
Krakowski with Randy Jackson leading the band. Banijay Rights is set to distribute the formats worldwide, with an exception of the US, Canada, Australia, Russia, and Poland.
Since Banijay added the format to its catalog earlier this year, "Name That Tune" received positive feedback in several territories. The second series broke records for TV8. “Having recently added this format to our catalog, it is great to secure another commission. The format taps into what audiences love about gameshows, whilst the live music brings a celebratory, fun atmosphere, both for the contestants and those playing along at home.”
This season, the show has become the secon-most watched entertainment program airing during primetime in the UK. The first episode was ITV’s highest-rated show of the day and the second had a peak audience of 3.51 million viewers. Hosted by Amiaz Habtu, and Wolf The Gang will perform the music, the German adaptation will blend current pop culture, songs from any genre and any decade are played live in the studio on this musical gameshow, with contestants battling for €10,000.
We’re looking forward to adding our twist to the well-loved format and putting Germany’s music knowledge to the test. Amiaz Habtu is the perfect fit to host Let the Music Play - Das Hit Quiz and we’re excited for audiences to enjoy the music.” Arno Schneppenheim CEO, Banijay Productions Germany