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Red Arrow International picks up distribution rights to UK hit show “The Lie”

Munich, March 12, 2014. Red Arrow International has secured distribution rights to STV Production's hit game-show "The Lie" - a general knowledge quiz with a twist. Developed in the UK by STV, TV3 and GroupM Entertainment, "The Lie" already captivated the Irish audiences Ireland, exceeding its slot average on Irish channel TV3 by up to 32%! The broadcaster has already re-commissioned the game show on the back of a successful launch. In Scotland "The Lie" will premiere on STV on March 31st. Jeff Ford, TV3 Group Director of Content: "We knew that 'The Lie' was going to be a big success but we underestimated how fast it would grow. Since the first episode aired just two weeks ago, we have had an incredibly positive response from viewers and international broadcasters who have already shown an interest in the format. For us, re-commissioning this excellent show for another series was the next natural step. We now look forward to seeing the success of 'The Lie' further afield." Alan Clements, Director of Content for STV Productions, said: "'The Lie' is an innovative new format which rewards knowledge, teamwork and strategy, and is set to be addictive viewing for those playing along at home. 'The Lie' further strengthens STV Productions' credentials in the entertainment genre, and it's fantastic that Red Arrow International will be bringing the show to an international audience." Richard Foster, Managing Director of GroupM Entertainment: "This is another success from our long-standing partnership with STV, and the first time we've partnered with TV3 on a show. The second series commission is testament to how rewarding a collaboration it has been for all." Henrik Pabst, Managing Director, Global Format Distribution at Red Arrow International says: "A quiz show without questions - what a genius idea! 'The Lie' is straightforward and addictive and has already taken Ireland by storm, and I can't wait to see it go further!" About The Lie
Can you separate fact from fiction? Faced with two statements, can you identify which one is a lie? How about if there are 3 statements or 4, or 5, or 6? This brand new game show gives a team of 2 contestants the chance to win big money - all they have to do is survive an incredibly tense series of rounds, risking an increasing amount of money on their ability to spot "The Lie". In each round, the pair faces a series of statements in a chosen category - from pop culture to current affairs. There is only one lie, but as the contestants get closer to the jackpot, the number of true statements increases and, with it, the number of pitfalls. Wrongly identify truth as fiction, and you may leave with nothing. But with knowledge, teamwork, strategy and a little bit of luck, you may win "The Lie" and walk away with the jackpot. STV Productions
STV Productions is one of the UK's leading content businesses, with ambitious plans for growth and expansion in the UK and overseas. The company has a record of success across a range of genres including drama, factual and entertainment, producing a wide range of programmes for a variety of networks, including Catchphrase and Fake Reaction for ITV and ITV2. Further commissions include ratings success Antiques Road Trip, including a celebrity version, for BBC One and Two and drama The Poison Tree for ITV1. In 2013, STV Productions was awarded Best Single Documentary by BAFTA Scotland for Fire in the Night, a feature documentary for BBC Scotland to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. Upcoming productions include new entertainment show Let me Entertain You for ITV and quiz show The Lie for STV and TV3.  STV Productions also works in partnership with US production company, Kinetic Content, licensing original formats in their respective companies and developing new formats, such as the Perez Hilton Super Fan entertainment series for ITV2. GroupM Entertainment
GroupM Entertainment UK (GME) was launched in 2009 with the aim of financing original IP in partnership with broadcasters and producers. Our strategy is to back great ideas from producers to realise the broadcaster's full ambition. We are a co-producer on all of our shows and have joint control together with our production partners over all commercial aspects to the show, including distribution. GME is one of the UK's largest sources of original primetime content. GME is part of GroupM, the leading global media investment management operation. TV3 Group
Launched in 1998, TV3 is the largest commercial channel in Ireland with an 11% market share for Adults 15+, reaching over 2.6 million individuals each week and over 3.6 million individuals each month. TV3 has a bigger market share for Adults 15+ than BBC1, UTV, Channel 4 and Sky 1 combined. TV3 Group remains Ireland's only free-to-air national commercial broadcast company, a status which allows them to represent and provide for viewers independently and without vested interests. The network continues to differentiate itself through an emphasis on Irish and home produced programming, with approximately 40% of its current schedule produced in Ireland. The development of the brand new TV3 Sony HD Studio has allowed for the production of bigger formats and even better content for distribution - giving scope for greater impact in the international market. Today, TV3 Group has firmly established itself as the leader in TV entertainment in Ireland. While TV3 strikes the perfect balance between light hearted fun, home-grown daytime viewing and authentic original programming, it's sister channel 3e, which was re-branded in 2009, targets a slightly younger audience, continuing to grow across all demographics year-on-year. Red Arrow International
Red Arrow International is a leading distributor with an extensive slate of scripted, factual and format designs, guaranteeing a strong portfolio with programs by Red Arrow Entertainment Group and third party producers. Red Arrow International has a unique expertise in packaging, co-financing and co-producing international drama, such as Netflix' first original drama "Lilyhammer" and "Jo", starring Jean Reno. Red Arrow International boasts a strong track record in building format franchises such as "Benidorm Bastards" with 25 local versions including NBC's "Betty White's Off Their Rockers", and ABC's "The Taste". Red Arrow International has a global reach with offices in Munich, Los Angeles and Hong Kong and making sales in over 150 territories. Red Arrow International is part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, incorporating 15 TV production companies spanning across 9 countries. Red Arrow Entertainment Group belongs to ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of Europe's leading media groups. Contact: ProSiebenSat.1 Group
Stefanie Prinz
Medienallee 7
D-85774 Unterföhring
Phone  +49 [89] 95 07-1199
Fax      +49 [89] 95 07-91199

Red Arrow International
Isabelle Fedyk
Medienallee 7
D-85774 Unterföhring
Phone  +49 [89] 95 07-2322
Fax      +49 [89] 95 07-92322
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