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(February 2019)

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bilky asko
Josh posted:
<insert obligatory "they should hire Greggles" comment here>



As mentioned above, this may be something to do with ex-Quizmaniac (I thought of that myself) Chuck Thomas being in charge?


I believe it might be to do with the News UK link, rather than Chuck himself.

This is all going off rough memories from the best part of a decade ago, so don't take this as concrete fact, but I believe Greg was pulled off air on his Sun Quiz Live debut. His first show was promoted for weeks, and on the evening itself, he had presented a few teasers live from the studio before he was due to go on air. About 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, the teasers stopped happening, and the show started about 30 minutes late with another presenter, and Greg's name was never mentioned again on any Sun Quiz Live broadcast.

I don't want to speculate on the reasons behind Greg never making it to air, but I'd assume that's why Greg can't do Q-Live.


Didn't he do a Sun Bingo thing a couple of years ago?
HE
Henry1691
Josh posted:


As mentioned above, this may be something to do with ex-Quizmaniac (I thought of that myself) Chuck Thomas being in charge?


I believe it might be to do with the News UK link, rather than Chuck himself.

This is all going off rough memories from the best part of a decade ago, so don't take this as concrete fact, but I believe Greg was pulled off air on his Sun Quiz Live debut. His first show was promoted for weeks, and on the evening itself, he had presented a few teasers live from the studio before he was due to go on air. About 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, the teasers stopped happening, and the show started about 30 minutes late with another presenter, and Greg's name was never mentioned again on any Sun Quiz Live broadcast.

I don't want to speculate on the reasons behind Greg never making it to air, but I'd assume that's why Greg can't do Q-Live.


Didn't he do a Sun Bingo thing a couple of years ago?


Ooh, he did, actually. I forgot about that. I believe Chuck Thomas was involved in that production too.

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JI
jimboj
Jarv posted:
I wonder what the rest of the Quizmania team are up to these days? did enjoy watching that


What was quizmania?
FO
FanOfTV99
Jarv posted:
I wonder what the rest of the Quizmania team are up to these days? did enjoy watching that


What was quizmania?


DB
dbl
Jarv posted:
I wonder what the rest of the Quizmania team are up to these days? did enjoy watching that


What was quizmania?

*feels old*
WH
Whataday Founding member
Quizmania was stumbling in from a night out with a kebab and spending a fortune on phone calls.
JA
Jarv
Quizmania was stumbling in from a night out with a kebab and spending a fortune on phone calls.


I allways used the free entry, got through once "Check out my teeeth"
Last edited by Jarv on 25 February 2019 8:41pm

36 days later

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Ash101




Similar wording to HQ Trivia when announcing the “break” of their UK version. “Break” rarely seems to mean that.

A big company in the form of News UK doesn’t even seem to be able to make an app like this profitable. Seems a last minute decision as games were scheduled for the whole week & even a new Virgin Radio one scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Only Facebook Watch games (Confetti & Heart Radio) left for a UK audience.
Last edited by Ash101 on 2 April 2019 5:02pm
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Larry the Loafer
I suppose it didn't help that most of their sponsors were News UK services like Sun Bingo. Their advertising income came from their own funds in a way.
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Ash101




It’s quite shocking that no one can seem to make this genre a success. Confetti is (I believe) Facebook funded and runs a very successful Mexico version plus a few others.

Heart’s game is due to end of Friday. MTV also have one called Stax which is due finish next Friday (which doesn’t even manage 1,000 players when giving away £2k!)

Some Confetti context: https://deadline.com/2018/11/thames-confetti-facebook-watch-1202496747/

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