Ionoco has secured three new licenses to provide game-control technology for two UK and one US game shows
The UK-headquartered company has been contracted by STV Productions to work on the ITV’s revamped gameshow Catchphrase (pictured), the second series of which is now in production.
The 3D graphics animations are managed and displayed on a rear projector by Ionoco.
The company’s technology also drives the contestant’s score screens, the HD TX graphics and buzzers, sound and audio triggers.
A deal with Whizz Kid Entertainment will see Ionoco provde its technology and services to Timeline, a new quiz show for Sky’s Challenge, which is due to air next year.
The show requires contestants to correctly place key moments in popular culture on a timeline displayed on a touch screen.
Ionoco group chief executive Simon Ingram said: “As technology and interactivity take a bigger part in everyone’s lives, it is also becoming an important element in formats, creating new and exciting opportunities for format creators.
“Timeline is another example of how we are able support our clients’ visions across a broad range of technologies.”
The company is also working on @Midnight, a show produced by Funny or Die for Comedy Central in the US.