MIPTV: Dick Clark Unit, Keshet Joint Venture to Bring 'Boom!' to U.S.

8:31 AM PST 04/04/2014 by Scott Roxborough
@ Keshet International
"Boom!"

The ticking time bomb game show, from the producer of "Rising Star," premiered to strong ratings in Israel Thursday night.

Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Israeli's Keshet International and Dick Clark Productions' DC Media, will bring Boom!, Keshet's latest game show format, to the U.S. market.

The original Israeli version of Boom! -- a quiz show in which contestants struggle against the clock to defuse replica bombs by answering trivia questions -- had its premiere Thursday night. The show took a 41.2 percent share and a 26.7 percent household rating in its 9 p.m. time slot on Channel 2, according to Keshet, a figure the company said represented the highest rating ever for a game show launch in Israel.

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The U.S. version of Boom! will mark the first co-development deal between Keshet International and DC Media since the two set up the Keshet DCP banner last year. Keshet International is pitching Boom! to international buyers at MIPTV in Cannes next week.

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