[NIPPON TV] "BLOCK OUT" to air on VTV Vietnam and ANTV Indonesia


"BLOCK OUT", a format created by Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios, to air on VTV in Vietnam and ANTV in Indonesia in November 2019.

Based on "Block Out" developed and distributed by NIPPON TV in association with Red Arrow Studios.

CANNES, FRANCE & TOKYO, JAPAN - October 15, 2019 - Having previously announced a deal with Zense Entertainment in Thailand for its action-packed new gameshow format BLOCK OUT, Nippon TV announced today that the format they developed with Red Arrow Studios will be created by QV Media and air on VTV in Vietnam, and also has been licensed to PT Cakrawala Andalas Televisi and air on ANTV in Indonesia. Both versions are slated to start airing this November.
The Thai version of BLOCK OUT started airing on Channel 7 from July and immediately rose to the top position in ratings.

Atsushi Sogo, President, International Business Development, Nippon TV said: 

"We are delighted to announce the Vietnamese and Indonesian adaptations of BLOCK OUT, just a few months after its smashing success in Thailand. Proving that this hilarious yet thrilling studio game show format can grab the hearts of viewers across the globe in this multi-platform era, BLOCK OUT is sure to become a hit in Vietnam and Indonesia." 

In each episode of BLOCK OUT, two teams of four players - each with their backs literally against a wall - battle it out in a variety of physical games, combining trivia, strategy, and chance. Each team plays on a separate identical wall comprised of more than 100 giant blocks. Across several nail-biting games, wrong answers, and bad judgments, "blocks" will be pushed out in a variety of combinations and speeds, forcing contestants into crazy positions to try and avoid being knocked down into the pit below. The team who keeps the most players on the ledge for the longest wins the game. 

Red Arrow Studios International has worldwide rights, excluding Asia, to BLOCK OUT, and is launching the format at MIPCOM 2019. Nippon TV distributes BLOCK OUT in Asia.