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Gobstopper TV wants video game props for its new Comedy Central show

UK TV production company Gobstopper TV is making a video game-themed comedy show for Comedy Central where it will be exploring various video games in both online and real-life formats. A TX pilot will be recorded in October with the view to then commission a twenty-episode series in the UK, …

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Zynga and MGM’s Words with Friends TV show is the ‘correct route’ for strengthening brand loyalty

Earlier this week, Zynga announced it was teaming up with MGM Television to create a new TV show based on the popular mobile hit Words with Friends. That might sound like a slightly strange concept for a TV show, but MIDiA Research’s Karol Severin has told MCV this is the …

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Report: There could be a Ubisoft Netflix TV show on the way

IP from Ubisoft’s portfolio could be making its way to digital streaming service Netflix. That’s according to a story from Reuters, which says that CEO Yves Guillemot told reporters that the firm was in talks with Netflix over a TV series. Which property is set for the streaming platform is …

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Dan Harmon is making a scripted eSports comedy show for YouTube

Dan Harmon, creator of Community and Rick and Morty, is making a comedy series based around eSports for YouTube Red. The series will feature six 30 minute episodes that follow a new team of eSports stars who are trying to make it big in the growing competitive gaming industry. Both …

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CBS is making a Candy Crush TV show

Turns out that Candy Crush is still incredibly popular. So popular that US TV network CBS has decided to turn it into a TV game show. In the show two teams of contestants will compete to progress through giant interactive game boards. This will apparently take an entire hour, until …

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Virginia TV show or film would make ‘complete sense’, says developer

The co-creator of hit indie game Virginia says he would love to see it become a TV show or film. The story-driven title, by developer Variable State, draws heavy inspiration from 1990s TV programmes such as Twin Peaks and The X-Files. Thus, co-creator Jonathan Burroughs says it makes ‘complete sense’ …

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Steve McNeil and Ellie Gibson on their new games TV show Go 8-Bit

Back in 2013, comedy double-act Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon had failed to write anything for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The duo had performed sketch shows in previous years, but they had been busy writing a sitcom so hadn’t prepared anything. In fact, they weren’t going to go until they …

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Square Enix and Legendary team up for Life is Strange TV show

Cult episodic game Life is Strange is being turned into a live action TV show. The series, to be distributed digitally, is being made in a collaboration between Legendary Digital Studios and Square Enix. DJ2 Entertainment’s Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons are handling production and development duties. The firm also …

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ESL One Frankfurt to be broadcast on German TV

ESL today announced that the upcoming ESL One Frankfurt Dota 2 tournament will be broadcast on German TV channel SPORT1. The free to view station that is primarily known for its traditional sports broadcasts, will show the grand final of the event at 8pm CEST on June 19th. The other …

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