The Big Quiz Show (TBQS), Kenya’s first ever live TV gaming show, will premiere on KTN Home this Sunday. By its nature and design – developed by Kenyan tech innovators – the show is potentially destined to be the biggest game show on the continent.
The interactivity element of the TV show is set to be a Game Changer as everyone can participate from any part
of Kenya. Participants only need to register via SMS (SMS JOIN to 23774) and answer simple multiple choice
questions that will be beamed live on TV.
“For the very first time in TV game show history, we leverage on technology to ‘’democratize’’ access so that the
TV viewing public can participate on a live TV game show from the comfort of their homes via their mobile phones
and win instant prizes,” said Patrick Ojil, Executive Director of The Big Quiz Show while launching the product.
The format of the show is contrary to the traditional TV game shows that are usually pre-recorded and only a
limited number of participants are invited on set while the public watch for entertainment only.
Joe Munene, the MD, Broadcast Division, Standard Group, noted: “We thank the Big Quiz Show team and all the stakeholders involved in bringing this family gameshow concept to life. As the Standard Group and KTN, we are happy to provide a home for the show on our KTN Home channel and we look forward to great excitement, great entertainment and a great first season! “.
Another unique aspect of the show this show is that winning will not be a function of luck! The edutainment/
infotainment nature of the quiz aims at inculcating the spirit of research, reading culture and pursuit of knowledge among Kenyans, offering attractive rewards for those who participate.
“We shall be testing for Speed and accuracy; our software has been programmed to pick the fastest and the most
accurate answers. Every participant can win depending on how fast and knowledgeable they are,” Mr. Ojil added.
The Big Quiz Show will be hosted by TV personality Betty Kyallo and Comedian Eric Omondi and will air every
Sunday between 8pm and 9pm for the next 13 weeks (Season 1). There will be 13 millionaires in 13 weeks – 100
winners every week, with the top winner walking away with Kshs 1 million every week.
The TBQS team announced that proceeds from the show will go towards support of PCEA Thogoto Home for the Aged expressing hope that that many lives will be transformed especially after the Covid pandemic that has wreaked havoc and affected many livelihoods in the past 1 year now.
“We urge everyone with access to a TV set or our digital livestreams, to make an appointment with KtnHome, this
Sunday at 8.00PM as we anticipate this interactive family gameshow will be a big hit with our viewers and Kenyans
right across the nation,” Mr. Munene added.
The Big Quiz Show is a service that lets users of smartphones and other mobile devices register, pay and answer trivia questions and have the chance to win various prizes. The Service is owned and operated by Silicon Solutions Limited, The Standard Media Group and The Big Quiz. The show is an innovative product made for Kenyans by Kenyans looking to positively impact the lives of Kenyans by providing every single person with a fair chance to win every week thus enriching the lives of many.