THE PHONE received the Emmy Award 2009 as the Best Television Reality Entertainment Format worldwide (category „Non scripted entertainment“).

Entertainment | Game Show
13 x 60 minutes
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THE PHONE received the Emmy Award 2009 as the Best Television Reality Entertainment Format worldwide (category „Non scripted entertainment“). Since 2007, the show has scored highest ratings in eight countries and received further impressive awards. In 2008, The Phone won the Rose d’Or for the Best Reality Show and the Bronze Lion for „Best Use of Media“ in Cannes.
In this powerful and nerve-racking race against time two candidates are pulled out of their normal lifes and take part in an exhilarating game that takes place in a world beyond the one we all know: Somewhere in the city, two separate cell phones are placed at different random locations, both phones will ring at the same time. Anyone can pick up the phone. If you do, a voice will tell you that you can win € 50.000. From that moment, the two individuals who had the courage to pick up the phone need to complete five challenges. The two strangers are brought together and they try to manage all obstacles to achieve their final goal and win the money. THE PHONE is based on a simple idea, funny, action packed, extremely suspenseful and combined with candid camera elements as never been seen before!