Sony Pictures Television Brings Jeopardy!, America's Favorite Quiz Show, to CES
Celebrity Jeopardy! Contestants Announced
Studio to Demonstrate New Live Mobile Game at CES
Dr. Oz to Participate in Sony Events
Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko made several announcements today about the company's participation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Confirming that the studio will shoot ten Tournament of Champions episodes of Jeopardy! from a set adjacent to the Sony booth on the CES floor, Mosko also revealed that an additional episode will be taped, an installment of Celebrity Jeopardy! featuring Elizabeth Perkins and Tom Bergeron. The 18,000 square foot set will accommodate 600 audience members and feature a customized set with the game board featuring Sony's latest high definition, low energy consumption 42"LCD displays (model FWD-S42H1). The shows, shot in high definition, will air in March 2009.
Additionally, Sony Pictures Television will demo its new multiplayer mobile game, Jeopardy! Live. The new game, which launches in January, allows users to play along live via cell phone with Jeopardy! contestants while the show airs on broadcast television. Extending the show's amazing brand, Jeopardy! Live will also give players at home or on the go the chance to create communities where they can play against each other. CES attendees are invited to play along at demonstrations in the Sony booth.
Additionally, Mosko announced that world-renowned heart surgeon, author and talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz, will participate in Sony events at the show. Dr. Oz's new talk show, produced by Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Productions, premieres in September 2009.
"We're looking forward to another great experience at CES, where Sony, as a leader in both content and devices, can demonstrate the diversity and power of entertainment like no one else," said Mosko. "Jeopardy! is an excellent example of Sony at its best ... an iconic entertainment brand that is embracing all that new technology can offer and reaching new audiences across every available platform."
In June 2008, SPT became the first major Hollywood studio to announce that it would showcase its content at the CES. As a producer and distributor of programming in every genre, and with one of the biggest libraries of films and television shows in the world, SPT delivers content across all platforms and devices, providing high quality entertainment anytime, anywhere, on any screen.
Jeopardy! is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. A winner of 28 Emmy awards since its debut in 1984, the show was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. With nearly 39 million viewers a week, the series is the #1-rated quiz show in syndication, and has held that title for more than 1,000 weeks. Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Paramount International Television, both units of CBS Corp.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication and digital distribution. With more than 25 programs on the air, SPT boasts a program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT also owns one-half of cable channel GSN and is a partner in FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service. Sony Pictures Television oversees all of Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) domestic digital distribution efforts across all electronically delivered platforms, including the internet and mobile and manages the studio's video website, Crackle. Sony Pictures Television, advertiser sales, is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States, for Sony Music Entertainment and for the Tennis Channel, and is part owner of national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com/) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
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