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A game show based on the Shazam app is in the works

Fox has picked up a new show based around the popular song identification mobile app

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The music identification app Shazam is set to be at the centre of a new game show in the US.

The app, founded in 1999, has hundreds of millions of users worldwide who use the service to identify songs through the means of their smartphone. There have been over 25 billion Shazam searches since its launch as a mobile app.

The service is now being turned into a game show in the US, after TV network Fox ordered a slew of episodes of 'Beat Shazam'. The premise of the new programme will see contestants going up against one another to identify a particular song before anyone else, with the winner from that preliminary round then going through to face the Shazam app itself in an attempt to win the grand prize.

British-born Californian producer Mark Burnett will serve as an executive producer on the show. Fox have yet to announce when the series will either be filmed or air on the network.

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