UKTV’s Dave channel is making its first programme with VICE Studios: Beat The Internet with John Robins.
Hosted by the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, the 20×30′ show pits members of the public against each other in a bid to predict how search engines respond to a series of questions, with funny results.
Beat The Internet with John Robins is produced by Vice Studios, commissioned for UKTV by Iain Coyle, senior commissioning editor and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning and Steve North, genre general manager, comedy and entertainment.
all3media are serving as the show’s global rights holder and will be launching the format and finished programme to international buyers later this year.
Luke Hales, Dave channel director said: “This is one of those concepts that immediately jumped out at us as fresh, exciting and with great potential to excite Dave viewers. We’re also all huge fans of John and are delighted to welcome him to the channel.”
Yonni Usiskin, creative director and executive producer at VICE Studios, added: “Not only is this our first commission for UKTV but it also marks our move into unscripted formats and entertainment programming. Beat The Internet is unlike any other game show – it is born from the bizarre and highly intimate everyday relationship we all have with search engines and turns it into a game show that is hilarious, surprising and addictive viewing.”