The 13 episodes of the new international version of Intercities (Intervilles) family programme is to start production, entitled The Biggest Game Show in the World.

The new programme will be a modernised version of the original show in which eight participating countries will compete for the prize of Grand Champion 2011. Participating countries include Armenia, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, France, Russia, UK and Ukraine. Each of the countries is represented by a team composed of 15 people and one candidate will be eliminated each week. The final episode will see eight candidates fighting between themselves.

Local broadcasters showing the programme include CCTV (China), Channel One (Russia), ICTV (Ukraine) and Canal ONT (Belarus) among others.

The game format Intercities was created almost 50 years ago in France, and has been successfully launched seven years ago on the international market. In China, each episode of Intercities broadcast gathers more than 80 million viewers. “The growing number of participating countries allows us to propose the show to small countries which would not be able to afford it otherwise,” Mistral co-President Yves Launoy commented.

The production of The Biggest Game Show version for Asia will kick off next September while a version for South America is being prepared.