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Area served  Worldwide
Headquarters  Hilversum, Netherlands
Acquisition date  June 4, 2008
Revenue  €29,308,539 (2006)
Number of employees  150 (2006)
Parent organization  Sony Pictures Television
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Type  In-name-only unit of Sony Pictures Television
Industry  Television production Broadcast syndication Light entertainment Online games Website development Mobile marketing Mobile entertainment
Genre  Interactive entertainment Television
Products  Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? That's the Question
Founded  2004, Hilversum, Netherlands
Motto  Converting viewers into customers
Founders  Kees Abrahams, Henk Keilman, Taco Ketelaar, Unico Glorie

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2waytraffic is a television production company based in Hilversum, Netherlands. It was established in 2004 by former Endemol executives Kees Abrahams, Unico Glorie, Taco Ketelaar and Henk Keilman. It currently has offices in London, New York, Budapest, Stockholm, and Madrid.

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History

The company expanded significantly in 2006 with three acquisitions, beginning with the mobile solutions provider Emexus in June and then the content developer Intellygents in August. The most notable acquisition, however, was that of the rights of the UK company Celador International and its programme library, including the international Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchise, on December 1, 2006.

On March 14, 2007, Celador International Limited was relaunched as 2waytraffic International.

Sony era

On June 4, 2008, 2waytraffic was acquired by 2JS Productions, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment. On September 29, 2waytraffic became the distributor of the entertainment formats by SPTI.

On April 1, 2009, Sony Pictures Entertainment consolidated its US and international television companies under the SPT roof such as: 2waytraffic, Embassy Row, Starling, Teleset, and Lean-M. Sony Pictures Television International now operates in-name-only.

In April 2012, it became "Sony Pictures Television International Formats", with the 2waytraffic logo immediately being replaced by the Sony Pictures Television logo on internationally licensed shows. It's currently an in-name-only unit of Sony Pictures Television.

2waytraffic International, Sony Pictures Television

Formerly Celador International, this company owns, distributes, licenses and operates over 200 game show formats such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in the United States, UK, Eastern Europe, and Nordic. After SPE acquired 2waytrafic, the international subsidiary became 2waytraffic International, Sony Pictures Television, and was headed by Ed Louwerse.

Emexus Group

This is a mobile solutions group acquired by 2waytraffic on June 13, 2006, which is now 2waytraffic Mobile.

Intellygents

Intellygents was established in 2002 by former Endemol employees Kirsten van Nieuwenhuijzen and Mark van Berkel, and acquired by 2waytraffic on July 11, 2006. It is a creative developing company for intelligent entertainment, with formats such as That's the Question, Take It or Leave It, The Greatest Royalty Expert and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's first spin-off game show 50:50.

In 2010, following Sony's acquisition of 60% of Tuvalu Media, Intellygents was integrated into that company.

In December 2013, Tuvalu's management joined forces with financing firm Karmign to acquire SPT's 60% stake in the company. The Intellygents brand had by then been retired, though its formats remain with Tuvalu.

List of programs

  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (UK Version, 1998–2014)
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (American Version, 1999–Present) (1999-2007 Celador International, 2007–present 2waytraffic) (Owner of the program) (produced by Valleycrest Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Television 2002-2007, Disney-ABC Domestic Television 2007–Present)
  • Winning Lines (1999–2004)
  • The People Versus (2000–2002)
  • Brainiest (2001–2002)
  • Grand Slam (2003)
  • You Are What You Eat (2004–2007, 2009)
  • That's the Question (2006–2007) (co-produced by Scott Sternberg Productions)
  • Take It Or Leave It (2006–2008)
  • Last One Standing (2007–2008)
  • All-Star Mr. & Mrs. (2008–2010)
  • Pyramid (Australian version, September 1, 2009–Present)
  • 2waytraffic also produced a number of phone-in quiz shows like Play, Garito and Game On where viewers could call to a premium-rate phone number for a theoretical chance to earn cash prizes.

    References

    2waytraffic Wikipedia


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