CANNES — Sony Pictures Television has launched “Sports Jeopardy!,” a quiz-show format that marries elements from quiz-show “Jeopardy!” with the world of sports.
SPT is also selling international rights to the U.S. version of “Sports Jeopardy!,” which is hosted by sportscaster Dan Patrick. The series has scored nearly one million streams since its Sept. 24 debut on Crackle. Nearly half of the viewers who tuned in were new to the streaming service. The series is complemented by a “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 format whereby they must phrase the answer in the form of a question. “Jeopardy!,” the popular U.S. game-show now in its 31st season, averages nearly 10 million viewers each episode.
“Nothing is more universal than the love of sport,” said Keith Le Goy, president, international distribution, SPT. “‘Sports Jeopardy!’ is a highly adaptable format that broadcasters can easily customize around the most popular sports in any territory.”