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ionoco technology powers some of the world’s most successful shows - From the Emmy Award winning entertainment of Hollywood Game Night and @midnight to edge of your seat excitement of One Hundred And Eighty! and 500 Questions for the biggest names in television entertainment, including NBC, ITV Studios, Talpa, FOX and the BBC. Our suite of social media-focused software products have been used by numerous broadcast power players such as The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Warner Bros’ Telepictures and Comedy Central.

ionoco’s bespoke technology has powered big-budget marketing events for the likes of O2, Bloomberg and Red Bull and the company’s proprietary game control and graphics platform has set new standards in the global lottery and gaming industries, where our clients include the Poker Channel Europe, Virgin’s BingoLotto and the Caribbean Super Lotto.



CONFIRMED: NEW #Catchphrase Celebrity Special will air on Saturday 12th December at 5.45pm on ITV.


Big News 2! Our new baby is coming soon to RTE One primetime. 'Play It By Year'



Global Renewals for Armozas Still Standing


Great News! #Catchphrase is back in less than 2 hours. Who's excited?


Hey, don't forget The Chase USA starts up with new episodes tonight!


Dance like no one's watching...kinda. #WorldsFunniest returns this Friday on Fox!


BREAKING NEWS: A new series of #Catchphrase returns this Saturday at 6:15PM



It's Tuesday! #Best Time Ever


The Edge Series 2 starts NOW on BBC1 - It's all about the brains behind the balls.


Million Pound Drop series 1 - 3 is coming soon to Challenge!


Joining us from the Darting Hall of Fame tonight its vs ! at 8!


Who's ready?! #Best Time Ever


NBCUniversal International Studios agrees deal with ITV for QuizUp


ITV pilots playalong quiz


ITV orders pilot of game show format QuizUp from NBC -


Mipcom show goes on despite flood


‘500 Questions’ Renewed For Season 2 By ABC .


ABC Renews Burnett-Darnell Game Show '500 Questions’


YAY has been renewed!!!


Ionoco backs Chinese version of The Million Second Quiz


Something...interesting is happening on tonight. Make sure you tune in!


The UK's is providing the game-control and graphics system for the Chinese version of The Million Second Quiz


#Tweets on #CNG? You bet! We've made some changes to the show! Tell us what you think, we want to know! #rhymes


Tune into BBC2 tonight at 21:00 - How to end poverty in 15 years with Professor Hans Rosling @teamWingspan. Voting system #poweredbyionoco











ionoco supplies gameshow tech for Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

















Kinda hard to believe...we finish taping Season 17 next week! What a RUN..thank u Atlanta! Thx to all the fans that joined us in the studio


Watching right now on Fox11 Great to see it on air and all the tension on stage carries though on air. Check it out!


We have been busy!!!! Final push on Season 17 continues for a few more weeks. You are gonna LOVE when they premiere in Sept. Stay tuned!!!


Last night was the last in the current series :-( but don't worry, we're back later this year with some more BRAND NEW Episodes


Tonight's a great night for viewing. We have all new episodes of The Chase USA, BOOM, and Chain Reaction.


You did it again!! Fourth week in a row with a 6.2. Jep weakened 2% to a 6.0. Wheel skidded 3% to a new season- low 5.8 ...OUR FANS ROCK!



Starting now on STV/ITV/UTV! Catchphrase! Get involved!!!!


2NITE!!!! "Cheryl Hines vs Niecy Nash and Duck Dynasty vs Katy Mixon” airs SUNDAY, JULY 12 8:00PM BE THERE!


Weekend coming up! What does that mean?? --> Sunday 8PM YIPPEE!!!


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Tuesdays 8/7c on NBC

Five EMMY Awards and a TONY Award make multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris the perfect star for this live one-hour show that is unlike any other on American television. Anything can happen on "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris," which will feature appearances by A-list stars, stunts, comedy skits, incredible performances, mini game shows, audience giveaways and hidden camera pranks.

ITV Studios for BSKYB

8pm on SKY 1 and SKY 1 HD

Sky 1 is taking viewers into the fast-flying world of darts in a new event-based gameshow hosted by Davina McCall and Freddie Flintoff. One Hundred and Eighty will see world famous darts players team up with skilled members of the public to compete for a big money prize. The programme will combine the drama of a sporting event with the excitement of a game show and will air in September.


Funny or Die Productions for Comedy Central

Using social media as the catalyst and a fake game show as the setting, “@midnight” will challenge comedians to prove who’s the funniest by slashing the craziest, most absurd news and posts that social media has to offer: from celebrity Twitter tantrums to the most bizarre Yahoo Answers to rich kids on Instagram.


STV Productions for ITV

Now in its third series in its re-energised format,Catchphrase is one of the best loved and longest running UK gameshows. First transmitted in 1986 with Roy Walker at the helm, Stephen Mulhern steers the good ship "Mr Chips" into Saturday evening family entertainment.

Don't Ask Me Ask Britain


The Love Machine

The Love Machine was a British dating show hosted by Chris Moyles and Stacey Solomon. It aired on Sky Living in 2012 and 2013.

Ejector Seat

BBC Entertainment for BBC 1

Hosted by presenter Andi Peters, the show features a £10,000 jackpot, and for it, contestants are required to sit in commodious armchairs and answer questions. If they answered their question correctly, they could 'sit tight' but if they did not, they would find themselves told 'you're on the move' and would move backwards towards 'the edge'; if they hit the edge, they will be ejected.


Starling Productions

Two contestants, each with a celebrity partner, must guess words from their partners' clues; then the roles are reversed. Winners face the pyramid.


Season 1 Episodes on FOXNOW!

Dick Clark Productions for FOX (US)

TVN Productions for TVN (Chile)

Keshet for Channel 2 (Israel)

Combining high drama and high stakes with high comedy in a fun-filled, trivia-charged, slime-soaked entertainment blast, BOOM! is a general knowledge quiz show that challenges teams of three players to defuse a series of ticking slime-bombs, by dramatically cutting the wires relating to the correct answers and leaving the wrong answers untouched. Get it right – and the players win big money. Get it wrong or run out of time – and, after a tense countdown, the players – and portions of the audience – are showered with anything from “guacamole” to “maple syrup,” forcing the players out of the game.

Red Or Black?

Syco Entertainment for ITV

Ant And Dec host as one lucky contestant is given the chance to win £1 million on a 50/50 gamble. If the wheel stops on their choice, they pocket £1 million, if if stops on the opposite choice, they leave with nothing.


3Studios and Gong Media – part of the Nordic independent production alliance Nice group.

Sean Moncrieff returns to TV as the host of TV3’s new game show Crossfire to be filmed in the TV3 Sony HD Studio in Ballymount.

Crossfire is a unique, fast-paced original format that sees four competitors go head-to-head in an attempt to force each other out of the game.

Celebrity Name Game

Hosted by the EMMY Award winning Craig Ferguson and Executive Produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Celebrity Name Game is a four-round competition set in a party atmosphere. Paring celebrities with members of the public, they must identify the famous actors, athletes, politicians, cartoon characters, or whoever. -- based on improvised clues for a chance to win a $20,000 prize.

Million Dollar Money Drop

Atrapa Los Milliones - Canal13 Production for Canal13 (Chile)

A team of two people with a pre-existing relationship is presented with US$1,000,000 in $20 bills, banded in 50 bundles of $20,000 each. The team must risk the entire amount on a series of seven multiple-choice questions.

British Film And Television School

Graduate project

We have a great working relationship with BFTS in Beaconsfield and were approached to provide a gameshow system for the end of year project for 2 pupils. The end result looked fantastic and gave the students an insight into the working process of making a gameshow.

Let's Ask America

Produced for Telepictures Inc for MGM Television

Let's Ask America is an American interactive gameshow which debuted in September 2012. The program features 6 contestants who play from their homes via webcams, answering trivia questions relating to current events.


12 Yard Productions

General knowledge quiz show hosted by Nick Knowles. One thousand pounds is up for grabs in each game but only by achieving absolute perfection will contestants win the prize.

Million Dollar Password

Fremantlemedia France for France 2

Fremantlemedia Brazil for REDE TV

An adaptation of the 'Million-Dollar Password' format currently airs on France 2 where it is called 'Mot de Passe'

Sitting On A Fortune

TV3 Productions for TV3

TV3’s brand new Saturday night entertainment show sees players earn money for doing absolutely nothing! Hosted by hilarious TV presenter and former Big Brother winner turned presenter, Brian Dowling, Sitting on a Fortune is a formidable and funny play-along entertainment show that is guaranteed to put bums on seats.

The Lie

TV3 Production for TV3 (Ireland)

Cwmni Da Production for S4C (Wales)

STV Production for STV (Scotland)

500 Questions

Finnmax LLC for ABC

Billed as the ultimate test of intellect, strategy and stamina, 500 Questions launched on ABC on May 20, inviting the smartest people in the U.S. to answer 500 of the most difficult general-knowledge questions ever devised. The stripped 60-minute show, which features ionoco graphics, gameplay and multiple screen feeds, is co-produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett, Mike Darnell and Phil Parsons.

The Money Pump

Produced by Dori Media Darset Ltd

Based on an Israeli format created by Gili Golan, Adi Golan and Harel Joseffson, Money Pump is a high-pressure game show where contestants compete against an enormous money pump for $1 million.

1 VERSUS 100

Endemol Portugal

July August Productions Israel

Endemol USA

The game pits one person against 100 others for a chance to win a large cash prize.

Win Your Wish List - Victory Television for BBC1 (UK)

La Liste De Vos Envies - Starling Productions for TF1 (France)

Shane Richie hosts the game show that sees couples playing to win the prizes of their dreams. Will they be able to hold their nerve and take the pressure as they attempt win their wish lists? The 8x60-minute episodes will be a new format for The National Lottery draw shows on a Saturday night and is produced by Victory Television. The programme was created by Stuart Shawcross, Victory’s Head of Entertainment.

Million Pound Drop

Remarkable Television for Channel 4

The game is played out on the Drop – a fiendish device with four trapdoors, on which the answers to each question are displayed. Contestants place their money on the trapdoor they think displays the correct answer. They can split their money across the trap doors if they aren’t sure, however one drop always needs to be left clear. If the answer they’ve placed money on is wrong, the money they placed will drop and be lost forever. Just wrong move could literally see thousands of pounds drop.

Quiz Duel

ITV Studios Global

International Formats Day - February 2015

In Ze Boite

Maximal Production For GULLI

Découvre les coulisses et les plateaux d'In Ze Boîte, le jeu animé par Joan Faggianelli et teste ta réflexion et ta rapidité avec le jeu In Ze Boite !

Who's Still Standing?

Armoza Formats

Still Standing knocks both contestants and viewers off of their feet! The prime-time game show format offers contestants the chance to win $1 million by out-guessing ten opponents in ten fast-paced and dramatic trivia battles. As the clock winds down, contestants fight to be the last one still standing, because if they're left scrambling for the answer, they'll literally be dropped from the game – straight through the floor of the studio!

Celebrity Family Feud

Fremantle North America

What's better than a "Family Feud"? - a "Celebrity Family Feud" of course! We moved the whole studio from Atlanta, GA to Hollywood, CA to make this fun-filled season of shows......

You Against The Nation

STV Productions Ltd

Weakest Link

Family Feud

Fremantle North America

Produced by FremantleMedia North America, Family Feud and EMMY Award winning host Steve Harvey is one of the most beloved family game shows in the history of the genre, pitting two families against each other in a battle to guess the most popular answers to survey questions. ionoco is providing the game play functionality for the show’s 17th season, which is syndicated nationally in the US..

Hollywood Game Night

Universal Television LLC for NBC

The popular and multi EMMY Award winning hit series Hollywood Game Night returns for a third season with celebrities such as John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Josh Groban, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Debra Messing, Gina Rodriguez and many more, who will join in the fun as they face off in hilarious party games.

The Beat Goes On

ITV Studios

Les Z'amours

Sony Pictures Television France

Top Chef

Studio 89 Productions for M6 (France)

Après douze semaines de compétition, la finale voit s'affronter Kévin D'Andrea et Xavier Koenig pour le titre de Top Chef 2015, à Deauville.

The Shortest Straw

Boxatricks for Nordic World

The first primetime game-show format from the exclusive partnership between Boxatricks and Nordic World.

The Shortest Straw is backed by a cross-broder alliance of Israel's TV Format Fund, Norway's largest commercial broadcaster TV2 and one of the original "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" creators, David Briggs.

The Algorithm

TV3 Production for TV3 (Ireland)

Presented by Ray Foley, The Algorithm is the ultimate man versus machine game show offering contestants the chance to out-smart technology and win up to €20,000. Filmed on an impressive set at the TV3 Sony HD Studio in Dublin, The Algorithm is co-produced by 3Studios and Soshefeigh.

Deal Or No Deal

Endemol for NBC

Based on an original Dutch format, the show features a single contestant trying to beat the Banker as they open 22 identical sealed red boxes assigned to potential contestants in an order of their choosing.

The boxes contain randomly assigned sums of money inside ranging from 1p to £250,000.

The Moment Of Truth

Worlds Funniest Fails

Dick Clark Productions

Draw It!

Victory Television for Channel 4

A TV version of the mobile game, which sees two people taking it in turns to draw images for their partner to guess correctly, will team up members of the public with celebrities.

Questions Pour Un Champion

Fremantlemedia France for France 3

C'est le jeu télévisé qui observe une longévité sans précédent dans l'histoire de la télévision française, sans connaître de changement de présentateur.

Il est adapté du jeu britannique Going For Gold et produit sous licence de la société Fremantlemedia France.

4 candidats sont en lice et doivent, lors de 3 manches successives, répondre à des questions de culture generale. Le concurrent le moins performant est éliminé à la fin de chaque manche, et le gagnant est le candidat remportant la dernière manche.

Million Second Quiz

Clouds Intelligence Ltd for Mango TV

All3Media America for NBC

In a live, interactive competition, contestants battle one another in bouts of trivia around the clock for 12 days and nights. The reigning champions -- the four players who have remained in the game the longest -- live in an hourglass-shaped structure where they are able to play along with the game for up to two weeks as others try to unseat them during the prime-time show. Viewers have the opportunity to play along at home and get the chance to be on the show themselves. In the end, one player leaves with a huge cash prize.....

Take Me Out

Tigere Media Productions for SABC1

A worldwide phenomenon broadcast in 26 countries worldwide, Take Me Out pitches hopeful guys against a panel of demanding ladies for a chance to take them on a romantic date.

The Chase

ITV Studios America for GSN (USA)

ITV Studios Norway for TV2

Four strangers work together as a team to answer general knowledge questions on this quiz show. Their opponent? The Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius tasked with stopping the contestants from winning money, potentially thousands of pounds.....

The Edge

BBC Entertainment for BBC1

BBC One Daytime (Weekdays 14:15 BBC1) unveils a new weekday game show that’s all about skill, knowledge, brains and balls - The Edge, hosted by Gabby Logan.

Each show will feature four contestants battling it out, knockout style, for the right to roll down the cash lanes. Round by round contestants answer questions at the podiums in an attempt to usurp their competitors in the tactical stakes of runway selection, before taking to the lanes to roll for cash. The nearer their ball gets to The Edge the more money the players will bank; go over The Edge and they could face elimination.