Sister Courage - A Fearless Fight against the Nazi Regime
This film sheds light on the fate of an extraordinary woman who has been overlooked by history: Anna Bertha Königsegg, visitator of the Sisters of Charity in Salzburg, who fought against the systematic murder by the Nazis of people with physical and mental handicaps under the so called T4 programme. She actively resisted the transportation of the protégés of her order and thus risked her own life; despite her courage, however, she was unable to save the majority from being killed.
To Hell With It!
This quiz show concept in which two candidates compete with each other
in a completely new way and which incorporates people from the studio audience as temporary
players, marks a true innovation in terms of layout and game system and additionally
merges aspects of a quiz show and an entertainment show
with entertaining personalities and musical elements.
- Two candidates
- Two bodyguards
- The Sirens (male of female DJ + singer, living jingle)
- Studio audience
Zur Hölle damit! («To Hell With That!») is a 45-minute quiz show that is as fair as life itself in which two candidates compete for a game account that only one of them can command in the end.
The person who makes it to the foreground as an active candidate should avoid making mistakes as their opponent may immediately snatch the account and the game away from them again.
The person who achieves three correct answers first becomes an active candidate in the foreground. The other candidate remains in the background, «lurking».
THE GAME'S FIVE ROUNDS
Each round consists of four questions from the categories image riddles, odd rhymes, classic quiz questions, twisted words and tough riddles involving clues.
For every CORRECT answer, the active candidate receives money onto their game account.
If they give a WRONG answer, the positions are immediately reversed, accompanied by vocals. The «lurking candidate» becomes the active candidate, taking over account balance and game. As soon as this candidate gives a WRONG answer, however, the positions are once again reversed.
In case a candidate doesn't know the correct answer, they can opt to skip a question once per round to maintain their position in the foreground which is important for the final round. If the active candidate says the words «zur Hölle damit!» («To Hell With That!»), a randomly selected person from the studio audience is given the chance to win the respective prize money. Should they succeed, the candidate loses the respective amount, but maintains their position in the foreground for the time being.
The candidate who manages to answer the last question of the last round correctly commands the account balance and moves on to the final round.
First, the possible win (20,000 EUR) is divided by the account balance (e.g. 4,000 EUR). The result yields the number or possible answers to the final question.
Example: 20,000/ 4,000 = 5
In this case, the candidate would receive a final question with FIVE possible answers.
If the candidate provides a CORRECT answer, they win the 20,000 EUR
If the candidate provides a WRONG answer, they lose everything.
If the candidate provides NO answer, they can attempt to at least save the account balance (4,000 EUR) for themselves. In such a case, however, the «lurking candidate» gets one more chance.
Only if the «lurking candidate» provides a WRONG answer, the active candidate can keep the 4,000 EUR for themselves.
If the «lurking candidate» provides a CORRECT answer, the account balance is divided between the two.
Quiz Congress - The Political Talk Show
Innovative, relevant, close to the audience and an unusual quizmaster - in each episode five citizens are faced with questions about the election as well as one of the top candidates of the parliament parties who will answer their questions as well.
This format shows what citizens really know about their parties and the political programs and systems the top candidates stand for.
In the big live show, the host as well as the presenters from Austria's nine federal states and as many prominent personalities, will, from a selection of nine hidden places in Austria, crown the loveliest «treasure». Every couple, which consists of one presenter and one personality from one of the provinces, will judge and, with the public, award points. The places with which the individual states will compete against one another are determined in the regional pre-selections in the ORF regional Studios.
Beastly good entertainment is a safe bet in this funny and exciting quiz show with its many tricky questions from the animal kingdom, where both adults and children can put "animal" knowledge and quickness to the test. We will also visit these fascinating animals in the zoo, such as the banded mongoose, which can crack eggs with a very special trick.
The candidates of the show try to catch as much money as possible in the money shower. Using «lucky cards», the candidates have the chance to either obtain a bonus of ten seconds in the wind channel or to double their win amount. A person who scratches open the ORF-icon on the «Money-Maker» scratchcard thrice, automatically becomes a contestant of the show. In an overall, equipped with extra wide pockets, the candidate has the opportunity to catch as many flying bank notes from the money shower as possible in the given time. Moreover, the television viewers get a chance to win a gold coin in the virtual «Money Maker»-scratch game.
Mike is Looking for Happiness
Michael Ostrowski is on the search for happiness. With roguish humour and a dash of (self) mockery in his luggage, he meets with people who tell him about their own personal strategies for happiness. Witty, entertaining and a little off the wall, his travels bring him into contact with a wide variety of people and their routes to happiness, for example the worlds of esotericism, sex, gaming and solitude. «Mike is Looking for Happiness» is an entertaining, informative report and one of the most unconventional voyages of discovery into the innermost desires and hopes of mankind.
Where to, Mr. President?
Wouldn't you like to see your future President pushing his own campaign car out of the dirt? See him sing along with his favorite music? Discover what kind of person really lies under his political skin? «Where to, Mr. President?» shows you exactly that. Our Format «Where to, Mr. President?» delivers your audience the human being behind the political mask.
Hard graft instead of society parties - in «Dirty Jobs», prominent personalities take part in a bold experiment. They exchange their luxury lifestyles for strength-sapping work and muck in on a variety of jobs. In the process they discover their limits, among other things as sewerage workers, dustbin men, forestry workers, industrial mountaineers, signalmen and mineworkers. The celebrities immerse themselves in the living environment of society's true heroes, who do the toughest jobs in Austria every single day.
It's different. It's unique. It's an outstanding success on TV and has been running for years. KIDDY CONTEST. On this show, kids change the big chart hits to funny versions in their native language.
"Call Me Maybe" becomes a party song for water rats and "Hot'n'Cold" is served as "Grammatical Tangle". This is a multi-platinum music show for kids and the whole family. In 2009, KIDDY CONTEST won the prize for "best integrated event design & promotion" at the "Eyes & Ears of Europe" Awards.
The Rolling Bones - You're Never Too Old to Rock'n Roll
They feel like nifty fifty. And they still have rock 'n' roll in their blood. Now they want to experience it all over again. On the adventure of their lives. The Rolling Bones. The oldest reality band in the world. The Rolling Bones - The story of five grey panthers who start up what seems to be a totally crazy project. Out of retirement and up onto the stage - the are starting a band. The Rolling Bones - the real-life answer to "Got Talent", "The Voice" etc. No reality talent format has ever before been as touching, surprising and entertaining.
Cracking the Jackpot
This series consistently delivered good results for ORF's late night slot with up to 23 % market share (adults 12+). Launched in Germany with big success and in production for Belgium.
Science Busters - Don't Know Anything? Believe Everything!
Did you know that crabs can do karate, pigs glow in the dark and cockroaches have sex with their heads detached? The Science Busters explain the physics behind oddities of the animal world, such as how sea snails learn for their high school diploma, when waterbears reproduce like Boris Becker and why jewel beetles always lose when they play spin the bottle. Top science and top class humour need not be enemies! This is demonstrated by a cabaret artist and his two scientists in new episodes of their megasuccesful stage show with their own experiments and punchlines. The popular science cabaret returns.
Duration: 16 x 27 min.
Champion is the ultimate combination of a knowledge quiz show and anaction game show for the prime time program. Fitness, skill, knowledge,luck and team spirit are just some of the requirements for the candidates.In every show, a certain number of candidate pairs vie with each other fora place in the final show, where you can win a grand prize. Each team consistsof two persons - a man and a woman who must know each other welland be physically fit. The candidates represent certain regions or federalstates,which gives this show a distinctive local touch. Each team has itsown block of fans in the studio, which provides additional support for therespective team and is crucial for a quiz.
Lonely Hearts Club
Lonely people from all different walks of life pour out their hearts in front of a live camera in the hope of finding a partner for life. These miniature portraits, amusing and melancholic, reverberate with the desire for love and trust, as well as the fear of loneliness and death, and range from very moving to very strange. Above all, they are entertaining insights into the intimate lives of our contemporaries. The rewards the candidates earn for their candidness are public sympathy, some prominence and a partner for life, if they're lucky. This TV show has been successfully broadcast over 200 times, and it works well in almost any timeslot from mornings to the second primetime or the late night show.
Skiing from an unusual point of view: 16 celebrities (8 women and 8 men) prepare themselves in a professional-guided ski-camp for «THE RACE».
«Rock Diaries» is a tailor-made mobile TV format where interaction is a core-piece of the plot. A smart crossover between fiction and real life. The featured band is real, acting in their own TVseries. Furthermore, the series is starring national celebrities. It also refers to real events or happenings.
Musical! - The Show
Touching drama, romantic comedy, sizzling eroticism or spine-tingling creepiness; add a garnish of breathtaking dance and some wonderful singing and you have «Musical! - The Show». In 8 episodes the show's 10 candidates try to convince the audience of their star qualities, singing and performing songs of the world's most famous musicals. Every week one of the contestants has to leave the show. To assist the audience in making the right choice, a panel of highly qualified judges, and a guest star from the world of music theatre, cast their eyes over the 10 contestants and offer professional comments.
The Line - Crossing Your Country as the Crow Flies
The participants of "The Line" are sent on the road through impassable terrain, crossing rivers and lakes, surmounting hills and mountain passes. Eleven candidates are faced with what is likely to be the biggest challenge of their lives: Crossing their home country as the crow flies, with a maximum deviance of 200 m permitted. In plain language, rather than bypassing round obstacles barring the way like mountains, lakes, rivers and buildings, this means surmounting them. The expedition teams, consisting of eleven members each at the outset, are accompanied by cameras throughout their tour across these countries. In a live television vote, the audience chooses a winner each week, while one team member gets eliminated. The final winner of the expedition receives considerable prize money.
Dailies approximately 25 min., weeklies approximately 100 min.