Armoza’s Still Standing Taken In Portugal, Strong Launch in France
Portugal’s Warner Bros International Television Production has now acquired Armoza Formats’ studio game show Still Standing, in a new deal that joins the recent raft of news for the international hit format.
The show was most recently commissioned for new seasons in France, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam, Mongolia and Mexico, alongside its long-running successes in Spain, Israel, Hungary and China among others.
The French adaptation of Still Standing launched this week on D8 in access prime time, winning the night for the channel with the highest share of the day. Hosted by Julien Courbet, the local adaptation achieved a 3.7% share (523,000 viewers) on the channel, raising the slot’s share by 60% and bringing D8 to the lead position within the DTT landscape.
Meanwhile, the Vietnamese adaptation of the show, which launched at the end of July on HTV7, has been achieving an impressive 52% above the channel’s average ratings. In addition, the third season of the Thai production won the time slot on Channel 7 and has doubled the slot’s average across the three seasons.
Created by Channel 10 Israel and July-August Productions, Still Standing sees ten contestants battle it out to win $1 million. As the clock ticks, contestants participate in a series of fast-paced trivia battles to avoid being “literally” dropped from the game, through the studio floor. To date, over 3,500 episodes of Still Standing have aired globally.
Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, “We’re proud to see the ongoing growth of this successful format – its simple yet effective formula makes it ideal for television audiences everywhere, and this is reflected in its strong performance internationally. We look forward to working with Warner Bros ITVP on the local Portuguese adaptation and to continue bringing it to new territories.”