PeopleSpace Joins Uproar.com in 'Match Game' Revival
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. [April 23, 2001] - Somewhere, the late Gene Rayburn must be smiling.
"Match Game," the popular game show Rayburn hosted for so many years, is about to discover life after reruns. But this time you'll have to go online to join the fun.
Adding another pearl to its growing string of recent deals, Charlottesville-based PeopleSpace Inc. has agreed to produce a Web version of "Match Game" for Uproar.com, a member of the Flipside Network. Uproar.com already features such Pearson Television properties as "Family Feud" and "To Tell the Truth."
"We've been on a roll lately," acknowledges Jack D. Smith, who has shown a knack for attracting "'A' List" clients since founding PeopleSpace three years ago. "Good things beget more good things, and we seem to be enjoying the fruits of our labors," Smith adds. "This should be one of our most fun projects."
"Match Game" began on NBC in 1962, but the most popular version ran on CBS from 1973-79 and still can be seen in syndication. Joining host Rayburn was a game contestant and a panel of celebrities that included such regulars as Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, and Charles Nelson Reilly.
"The online product will retain the game play of the '70s version of 'Match Game,'" Smith promises. "You may not recognize the celebrities, but we're working with Uproar.com to make sure the spirit of the game is intact."
The online version of "Match Game" is expected to go live in May at www.uproar.com.
PeopleSpace creates proprietary tools and activities that help web sites attract and retain users, and that facilitate dynamic web content management. Clients include Ask Jeeves, Fox Sports, NBC, Sesame Street, Capital One, and Playboy.
Uproar Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment company. It operates a family of advertising-supported interactive entertainment sites, which make up the backbone of the Uproar Network, an extensive entertainment-based Internet advertising platform. Uproar Inc. sites include: uproar.com, a leading online entertainment destination offering games and game shows; iwin.com, a leading games-for-prizes and Internet lottery site; and amused.com, a site featuring humor and entertainment. With nearly 12 million unique users per month, the Uproar Network ranks among the top 20 Web properties on the Internet.