Right, new content alert – I’ve done an iDevice review for Lingo HD. It’s an unofficial game, but it actually plays the word game element quite well so have a look. Will try and do an Amazing Race app review at the weekend.
Meanwhile, the Digital Spy forums are suggesting that ITV have bought the rights to Zodiak’s popular-in-Denmark Sing if You Can, also known as Twist and Shout. In this show, celebrities try to sing whilst being distracted in a number of wacky, zany and painful ways like being lowered into a tub of ice, having dodgeballs thrown at them, that sort of thing. Saw the promo film for it a while ago, it has many of the elements of a potential hit (Celebrities! Singing! Mild peril!) but it doesn’t feel like a potential hit, shall we say. Make of that what you will. Edit: I don’t know where I got the idea it’s big in Denmark, but is has apparently aired on a minor channel in France. And also Turkey.
Also TNA Wrestling is coming to Challenge when it launches on Freeview in February. Are they going to call it Sky Challenge? Anyway, this is obviously Sky moving Bravo’s popular programmes across, it will be interesting not only to see how well it does but also what other plans Sky have in store for the channel – in theory they’re willing to throw some money at it, and it’s been boring for years so it wouldn’t take much to feel like a meaningful shake-up.
Appropos of nothing, despite my expectation that Fort Boyard would be axed in France following a couple of poor rating seasons, it doesn’t appear to have actually happened yet, and Olivier Minne has just signed to become a France 2-only celeb. Hmm.