“Schlag den Raab” sold to the US
The BRAINPOOL production, “Schlag den Raab” (Beat Raab) has landed in the US. The US-based Warner Bros. Television Group has purchased the smash format for the American market. Only recently, SevenOne International sold the ProSieben show to the United Kingdom, Sweden and Finland. In Germany, “Schlag den Raab” was developed, and is produced, by Raab TV and BRAINPOOL. Outside Germany, the format will be marketed under the name “Beat your Host!”.
The show is one of the most innovative TV formats on German television and has already been nominated for a “Grimme Award” and the “Rose d’Or”. In the show, a viewer compete with a show host for the very first time in TV history – in up to 15 different disciplines. Here, the candidates have the chance to duel with Stefan Raab and win breathtaking amounts.
The minimum cash prize is € 500,000. If the host wins, the cash is put into a jackpot – if the candidate wins, they take the money home.
This is why the prize money in the third edition of “Schlag den Raab” totaled a staggering € 1.5 million.
But nothing is handed over to the candidates on a silver platter. In up to 15 rounds, the candidates must give their all to defeat their ambitious host. In “Schlag den Raab”, a duel in various disciplines – comprising dexterity, sports, knowledge, daring, but also luck – decides over victory or defeat. For this reason, only candidates who are sporty and smart stand a chance of winning.
The format will be produced by paraMedia inc., a subsidiary of Warner Horizon Television, the Warner Bros. Television Group reality TV format developer.