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Streaming platforms are clearly the way of the future and the way we consume our media. This is because streaming gives us more control over what we choose to watch, when we watch, and so on. In fact if you’re a fan of game shows, it seems that over in the UK there will be a streaming service launched that will focus specifically on game shows.


This was launched by a trio of media execs to form InQuisiTiVe Media and will feature shows such as Mastermind, Celebrity Mastermind, The Weakest Link, Countdown and Only Connect. This is done thanks to deals with channels such as BBC Worldwide, Banijay and Channel 4 that will allow the platform, IQTV, to be able to stream the latest episodes.

Now some might think that having a streaming platform just for game shows can be a bit niche, and we suppose that it is. However according to Rod Henwood former head of the Harry Potter digital platform Pottermore who is also one of the trio of execs, he told Variety, “Intelligent quiz shows represent an attractive, untapped genre for a niche SVOD service. They have significant and very loyal audiences, their brands are enduring, their hosts are highly recognizable with a strong social media following.”

We’re actually seeing an increase in what seems like niche streaming platforms. Recently Formula 1 announced their plans to launch a streaming platform just for F1 races, so we suppose a game show streaming service isn’t completely out of the question.

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