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Sony TV to produce Arabic-language versions of US shows

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has announced it would start producing Arabic-language versions of the popular US shows 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Jeopardy!', The National has reported. SPT Arabia, an arm of the US media giant based in Dubai, said it would produce 240 half-hour episodes of Wheel of Fortune for Hayat TV in Egypt, to be shot in Cairo, while 20 one-hour episodes of Jeopardy! are to be produced in Lebanon for broadcast on MBC1, the region's biggest channel by audience size. "Jeopardy! will be on air in November, and Wheel of Fortune will be on air by the end of December or early next year," said Ziad Kebbi, the president of SPT Arabia.