Total Control Media in the U.K. has developed 30- and 60-minute formats for its popular interactive television game J’e Razz. Three-dimensional animated heads act as presenters of the interactive game in which kids call the program, select characters and scenarios, then play on-air via a touch-tone telephone. The new format is an extension of the existing two-and-a-half minute 3-D J’e Razz Adventure.
Children’s Animation Television & Syndication holds North American and Latin American rights to the interactive TV system. The two-and-a-half minute segments air on ITV in the U.K., RAI in Italy, FR3 in France, and IBC-TV in Thailand. Nickelodeon UK airs the program in mid-August, and Nickelodeon Germany starts September 1.