BBC studios recently announced a licensing deal with Digonto TV, popular Television channel for children in Bangladesh for their iconic show 'Mastermind'. The show will be produced by Duronto TV and will be called by the name 'Mastermind Family Bangladesh.'
Hosted by former BBC journalist Nobonita Chowdhury, the show will have 64 families from around the country. The show is going to have its premiere at 13 October 2019 and will continue from Sunday to Thursday at 8.00 pm onwards.
Every family would consist members of 5 and the members will include father,mother and 2 of their children whose age range could be between 8 to 12. Another relative or friend of the certain family will be the fifth wing of the family.
Mastermind was broadcast for the first time in 1972 in the UK. The long-running quiz show has as its distinct prop an imposing black chair in which contestants sit and attempt to answer a series of challenging questions. The show is immensely popular not only in the UK but across the world; it is broadcast in various forms in Australia, New Zealand, India, Ireland, Russia, Turkey, and many others.
Ron Crasto, Vice-President and Business Development, BBC Studios India, said: "We are excited to partner with Duronto TV to create the local version of Mastermind. We hope that the Bangladesh audience will support and love the series in the manner it has been in the UK, India and many countries."
Abhijit Chaudhary, MD, Duronto TV said: "We are elated to bring the first-ever knowledge-based quiz show to our audiences. It is a pleasure to work with BBC Studios on this very exciting project."