Los Angeles (June 21, 2021) – GameTV, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., announced today that the Network has acquired the exclusive Canadian broadcasting rights to season two of the smash-hit music series The Masked Singer UK. The 90-minute, eight-episode series makes its Network premiere on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET. This marks the first time ever that the British edition of the global phenomenon franchise will air in Canada.
Season two of The Masked Singer UK presents star-studded episodes hosted by fan-favorite television personality Joel Dommett, and a judging panel of entertainment icons including acclaimed pop star Rita Ora, TV personality Davina McCall, pop culture aficionado Jonathan Ross, and entertainer Mo Gilligan. The series puts the spotlight on 12 mystery celebrities—ranging from sports legends and GRAMMY winners, to comedians, actors, and more—who put their unique spin on a diverse array of songs each week while wearing fantastic costumes that cover them head-to-toe as the judges try to guess who is behind the mask.
Highlights of the series’ sophomore season include powerhouse performances of chart-topping singles such as “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “Can’t Stop The Feeling!,” “Uptown Funk” and “Wrecking Ball,” among many others, with guest appearances by beloved UK entertainers such as celebrated comedians Alan Carr and Matt Lucas, and soulful singer-songwriter—and season one winner—Nicola Roberts.
The Masked Singer UK was acquired by Abacus Media Rights and based on the original South Korean sensation The King Of Mask Singer, created by MBC.
“Since its debut in 2015, The Masked Singer franchise has transformed into a massive hit, captivating audiences across the globe,” said Anthony Cicione, General Manager of GameTV. “Now, for the first time ever, Canadian viewers will be able to enjoy all of the fun, performances, and costumes of The Masked Singer UK when the series’ second season debuts exclusively on GameTV this summer. We have already had great success with our second window airing of ‘The Masked Singer U.S.’ so we are anticipating and hoping that our viewers will watch and loves this version as well.”
GameTV is Canada’s leading destination for game shows and entertainment, airing the most game shows in the country along with a wide variety of reality-based series, back-to-back nightly movies, documentaries and more. Some of the network’s top offerings include the Family Feud franchise, including the U.S., Canadian and celebrity versions, Beat Shazam, classic and revival Match Game, classic and revival $100,000 Pyramid, classic and revival Press Your Luck, Battlebots, and IMPACT Wrestling. GameTV is available nationally on all of Canada’s major service providers.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a globally integrated multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City and Toronto. Anthem's portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; Fight Network, the world's premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world's leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.