BBC quiz Mastermind to premiere in Estonia

BBC quiz Mastermind to premiere in Estonia
BBC Studios  announced that the Mastermind format has been licenced to Estonia for the first time. The UK’s legendary long-running quiz show, famous for its challenging questions, intimidating black chair, and catchphrase “I’ve started so I’ll finish” will air on TV3 Estonia – local home to Dancing With The Stars and The Great Bake Off format. The channel has ordered eleven weekly episodes to air from March.
Teet Margna local host for formats such as Jeopardy and Family Feuds will be taking on the role of quiz master and will also produce the series.
Airing in the UK for over 50 years, Mastermind is the ultimate test of general knowledge, where each episode four contestants take on the iconic black chair and face a series of challenging questions across two rounds, interrogation-style. The contestant with the highest combined score wins and goes on to challenge other episode winners for a place in the grand final. Estonia is the 12th territory to license the format including Australia, Ireland and Kazakhstan.
Commenting about the recent sale, André Renaud, Senior Vice President, Global Format Sales at BBC Studios said: “It’s really exciting to see Mastermind’s iconic black chair travel to Estonia. With Teet Margna as the quiz master, the series is set to test contestants’ knowledge to the limit, making for both an entertaining and nail biting experience for our viewers at home.”
Signe Suur, CEO of TV3 Grupp Estonia, is pleased that TV3 will have a TV show that has been part of the BBC's quality programmes for decades. "It will definitely have Estonian viewers glued in front of television screens, among whom there are a lot of quiz enthusiasts. It is a great pleasure to have Teet Margna, the soul of the people's favourite TV quiz games to take the lead in the show."

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