Staraoke

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Staraoke
Genre Karoake
Based on Staraoke‍‍ '​‍s PC game
Directed by Juha Stenholm[1] (Finnish version)
Sue McMahon (Cartoon Network version)
Presented by Kana
Composer(s) Pat Gribben and Cormac O'Kane (Cartoon Network version)
Country of origin Finland
Original language(s) Finnish
No. of seasons 10[2] (Finnish version)
1 (Cartoon Network version)
No. of episodes 100 (Finnish version)
78 (13 for every CN European version)
Production
Executive producer(s) Finn Arnesen (for Turner Entertainment)
John A. Marley (for Archie Productions)
Producer(s) Lotta Perander[1] (Finnish version)
Amanda Browning (Cartoon Network version)
Location(s) Helsinki (Finnish version)
London (Cartoon Network version)
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Intervisio
Archie Productions
Broadcast
Original channel MTV3
Cartoon Network
Original airing 2003–2011 (Finnish version)
2009 (Cartoon Network version)

Staraoke is a children's game show (from 8 to 12 years old) based on karaoke, which is currently airing on Boomerang in Europe. The show was created in Finland by the company Intervisio and was broadcast on MTV3 from 2003[3] to 2011. The show's format began to be sold in Europe in 2006; the first two countries to have sent their Staraoke version are the Hungary and the Sweden, which were respectively aired on Minimax and TV4.[4] In 2007, Intervisio won thanks to Staraoke an International Interactive Emmy Award for "Best Interactive Programming".[5] The series is now being produced by Archie Productions with Cartoon Network to air localised versions in various European countries.

Staraoke in Europe[edit]

Country TV channel Host(s) Release year
France France Cartoon Network (France) Angie Doll and Mathieu Boldron 2009
Germany Germany Cartoon Network (Germany) Bahar Kizil and Jan Köppen 2009
Hungary Hungary Minimax Patríciát Virág and Noémi Virág 2006–2007
Italy Italy Cartoon Network (Italy) Carolina Benvenga and Andrea Dianetti 2009
Poland Poland Cartoon Network (Poland) Zosia Zborowska and Marcin Mroziński 2009
Spain Spain Cartoon Network (Spain) Vicky Gómez (credited as "Vicky Alonso"), and Alex Montero 2009
Sweden Sweden TV4 Malin Gramer 2006–2008
United Kingdom United Kingdom Cartoon Network UK Laura Hamilton and Nigel Clarke 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hot Nordic Docs at MIPDOC/MIP TV
  2. ^ NEWS - Intervisio Oy
  3. ^ Nordgren, Kaj (2009-02-11). "Bringing interactivity to TV content". Tekes. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  4. ^ home - Intervisio Oy
  5. ^ "SCANDINAVIA LEADS INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIVE EMMY AWARDS AT MIPTV". International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2009-09-28.