AMSTERDAM, 6 September 2012 – Absolutely Independent has closed an exclusive multiple year deal with Tahitian TV format creator Megasmedia. The deal, effective this month, calls for Absolutely Independent to represent several Megasmedia formats.
deal once again proves that good formats can come from all corners of
the world. Megasmedia is a Production company from Tahiti headed up by Alexandre Taliercio.
It’s the first Polynesian production company ever to step into the international format business.
One of the formats Absolutely Independent will launch upcoming MIPCOM is hit game show Who’s the Genius?
This daily game show scored the best share ever on Polynesian
television for a game show. On Who’s the Genius a team of six must
answer eight questions, six of which concern the specialist subjects
they have chosen in advance. Depending on their performances they’ll
receive the opportunity to choose the team member who’ll answer the
final question for them. They’ll also decide whether or not to freeze
their winnings prior to the last question in order to prevent having to
leave the game show empty-handed.
Megasmedia is enthusiastic about the new partnership. Says Megasmedia’s owner, Alexandre Taliercio: "This
is historically the first time a production company based in a French
territory overseas has had such a great opportunity. Having our formats
represented by Absolutely Independent makes us proud at Megasmedia for
the hard work we've done over these past few years. We wanted to believe
it was possible to have our ideas be of interest to professionals in
the television business on a larger scale. Step 1 has been accomplished,
and I'm convinced that Step 2, our formats being sold outside French
Polynesia will soon be reached thanks to Patty and her team. We're now
more motivated than ever to focus on developing new exciting formats to
travel all over the world with our Tahitian touch!"
Patty Geneste CEO of Absolutely Independent says;
“When I first heard about ‘Who’s the Genius?’ I immediately wanted to
know what the format was about… what a great title! The format is strong
in its simplicity. Megasmedia once again proves that good ideas don’t
have to come from the big territories. We are honoured that Alexandre
Taliercio has chosen Absolutely Independent to work with and we will
bring ‘Who’s the Genius?’ with great enthusiasm to our clients!”