SINGAPORE, Dec. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewers across Asia are gearing up to watch The Titan Games, the highly anticipated competition series from Universal Television Alternative Studio, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia's Seven Bucks Productions and Arthur Smith's A.Smith & Co. Productions, coming to FOX and video-streaming service FOX+ in January. This 10-episode athletic competition series will be hosted by Johnson and offer everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in epic challenges designed to test the mind, body and heart.
The Titan Games premieres in Asia on Friday, 4 January 2019, launching on the same day as the US. The series kicks off with a special two-hour season premiere, followed by weekly hour-long episodes that will air Fridays on FOX and available to stream on FOX+.
Inspired by Johnson's desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential for greatness, this unparalleled new athletic competition gives men and women the opportunity to step inside the Titan arena and achieve the impossible. Competitors will push their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges, designed by Johnson. The Titan Games will not only test the competitor's physical strength, but also their mental and emotional fortitude.
In each episode, the male and female competitors who conquer the ultimate challenge of Mount Olympus -- the consummate athletic test of speed, strength, agility and endurance -- will become a Titan. The Titans will return to battle each other and in the end, one woman and one man will be crowned Titan Champions.
Additionally, three seasoned sports analysts will appear in each episode; Liam McHugh and Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez, who will serve as commentators, while Cari Champion takes on the role of field reporter. McHugh and Mendez will be paired in the skybox where they will provide play-by-play and in-depth analysis of the intense action, highlighting the physicality of each challenge and the mental resilience needed to succeed. From the floor of the electrifying arena, Champion will provide exclusive interviews that will unveil the heart, grit and spirit of each contender.
The Titan Games is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, Seven Bucks Productions. Dwayne Johnson, Arthur Smith, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, Toby Gorman and Anthony Storm will serve as executive producers for the series.
Tune in to the premiere of The Titan Games on FOX in Asia, at 9.50pm HKT and on FOX+ on Friday, 4 January 2019.
Show assets available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vrnowhsm998f9oh/AABlM6RXjKCTicrhz5JRFvgAa?dl=0
About FOX Networks Group Asia
FOX Networks Group Asia (FNG Asia) is 21st Century Fox's multi-media business in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. FNG Asia develops, produces and distributes entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 14 languages. The FNG Asia portfolio includes over 30 channel brands, on both linear and non-linear platforms, including FOX Sports, FOX Life, FOX Movies, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo People, SCM (formerly STAR Chinese Movies) and SCC (formerly STAR Chinese Channel) and its on-demand video-streaming service FOX+. As the region's leading broadcaster, FNG Asia reaches more than 580 million cumulative homes with offices in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Australia and the UAE. FNG Asia is a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
FOX is FOX Networks Group (FNG)'s flagship general entertainment channel in Asia. Renowned for providing the absolute best in US entertainment, FOX delivers hit shows in a variety of styles and genres as well as the newest and most innovative US TV series. Iconic FOX titles include The Walking Dead, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Modern Family, The Simpsons and other long running network series like NCIS and Criminal Minds.
FOX targets bold and urban viewers who demand the very best in US entertainment. It is a rapidly growing channel in Asia and is dedicated to further cultivating the market through locally-appropriate promotions.
FOX+ is the only video-streaming service in Asia that combines TV series, movies and live sports, in one place, accessible from any device, at any time and in HD. With a combination of first-run Hollywood blockbusters and hit Chinese series and movies, FOX+ is the ultimate destination for entertainment. More than 11,000 hours of programming across multiple genres are available, comprising of the most popular content from global movie studios and television channels, as well as original FOX programming and FOX+ exclusive content. https://www.foxplus.com/
About NBCUniversal International Distribution
NBCUniversal International Distribution is responsible for the distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television and new media to over 200 territories outside of the U.S. and Canada. This includes a rich library of more than 4,500 feature films and 120,000 television episodes, including current and classic titles, non-scripted programming, kids, sports, news, long-form and short-form programming and locally produced content from around the world. International Distribution is a division of Comcast NBCUniversal.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL TELEVISION ALTERNATIVE STUDIO
Launched in 2016, Universal Television Alternative Studio is a leading supplier of hit unscripted content and alternative formats, and creates, develops and produces a diverse slate of original series domestically and internationally. The studio's most recent breakout hit is "Making It," from executive producers Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, and the #1 new series of 2017, "World of Dance," starring and executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. Additionally, the studio is responsible for the high-stakes game show "The Wall," which has been sold into 27 territories internationally and has become the highest-rated game show in multiple territories around the world. The hit series "Better Late Than Never" ranked as the #1 new summer series of 2016 and returned this year for season two with more fun, comedy and adventure. Hosted by Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night," which has been remade across 21 territories, will begin production on its sixth season in 2018.
This year the studio debuted "In Search Of" with Zachary Quinto for History. Upcoming series will include NBC's athletic competition show "The Titan Games," starring and executive produced by Dwayne Johnson and the songwriting competition series "Songland" from executive producers Adam Levine, Dave Stewart and Audrey Morrisey. Universal Television Alternative Studio is a division of NBCUniversal.
ABOUT SEVEN BUCKS PRODUCTIONS
Co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, Seven Bucks Productions is a multi-platform production company pioneering original content for television, film, emerging technologies, and digital networks. Crossing all entertainment verticals, Seven Bucks Productions creates innovative content rooted in authenticity, strong storytelling, and passion.
Seven Bucks Productions has an ever-expanding slate including tent-pole movies such as Sony's Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Paramount's Baywatch, Legendary's Skyscraper, New Line's Rampage, Universal's The Janson Directive and Disney's Jungle Cruise. The company also produces original television programming including HBO's "Ballers," Spike TV's "Rock the Troops" and HBO Documentary Films' "Rock and a Hard Place." In 2016, Seven Bucks Productions launched their digital arm, Seven Bucks Digital Studios, which creates premium long and short-form content for digital platforms. In less than one year, the Seven Bucks Digital Studios channel amassed more than two million subscribers.
A. SMITH & CO. PRODUCTIONS
A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 4,500 hours of award-winning programming, with budgets totaling well over one billion dollars across more than 50 networks and platforms. Current productions include "American Ninja Warrior," "The Titan Games," "Mental Samurai," "Unsung," "Inside the Label," "American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja," "SciJinks," "NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown," "American Ninja Warrior Junior," "The Dunk King" and "Death by Magic." Past hits include "Kitchen Nightmares," "Ellen's Design Challenge," "Full Throttle Saloon," "Wizard Wars," "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura," "UFC Countdown," "Joe Rogan Questions Everything," "Paradise Hotel," "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," "The Swan," "Trading Spaces," "Celebrity Duets," "Pros vs. Joes," "American Gangster," "The Game of Dating," "Skating with Celebrities" and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.
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