MINUTE TO WIN IT, with its original title and catchphrase "Minute Winner - You got one Minute To Win It", was created in 2003 by BUMP founder Derek Banner and pitched to Jock Millgårdh and Mattias Olsson of Friday TV in November 2005.
A fully extended fourteen page derivative version of Minute Winner, a game show entitled READ YOUR FORTUNE, with one million dollar prize money, ten challenges, prize ladder, etc, was submitted to Jock Millgårdh in 2007.
In 2007 Jock Millgårdh and Mattias Olsson made an animated promo and pitched the game show to NBC in 2009. NBC aired Minute To Win It the first time in March 2010, later adapted in 70 territories.
Minute To Win It is distributed by Endemol Shine International and NBCUniversal.
Minute To Win It was awarded FRAPA's title of World's most sold gameshow in 2011 and 2012.
AGREEMENT FILES - METRONOME - FRIDAY TV AB - BUMP
BUMP discovered from Friday TV's servers evidence of agreement files created in Swedish language by Metronome and Friday TV's Legal Counsel, one Rights acquisition agreement with Friday TV and one Royalty and Profit Share Agreement with BUMP:
file:///w:// Metronome / Agreement / Agreement Documentation / BUMP / MINUTE WINNER - MINUTE TO WIN IT - You got one minute to win it!
file:///w:// Metronome / Agreement / Agreement Documentation / FRIDAY TV AB / MINUTE WINNER - You got one minute to win it!
Jock Millgårdh and his co-founders of Friday TV and Metronome acknowledged BUMP's rights to Minute To Win It and their Legal Counsel's agreement files.
Metronome' s Swedish lawyers Caroline von Heidenstam and Lena Franstedt Lofalk, at Swedish law firm Nord Och Co Ab, now called Kanter Advokatbyrå, decided to hide the agreement files and started instead an abusive legal dispute, using "cooyright" as a pretext so Friday TV and Metronome could avoid to pay royalties of more than 20 million dollars to BUMP for Minute To Win It. They deliberately decided to commit fraud against BUMP, which is a serious violation and abusive tactic.
In a letter of 7 February 2019 Endemol Shine Group's lawyer in London, Caroline Kean, confirmed that Friday TV's Legal Counsel Almkvist downloaded from BUMP's website files which she preserved for use in evidence. The two downloaded files had the title and catchphrase "Minute Winner - Minute To Win It - You got one minute to win it", the same title and catchphrase used by Friday TV and NBC for Minute To Win It. And as shown in the above evidence BUMP discovered from Friday TV's servers, Friday TV's Legal Counsel used the two downloaded files as "Documentation" and evidence in the agreement files she created with BUMP and Friday TV. There should therefore be no dispute or justification for Friday TV, Metronome, and Endemol Shine Geoup not to pay royalties to BUMP for Minute To Win It.
The three founders of Fridady TV, Jock Millgårdh, Matias Olssn, Estelle Bodén, and their Legal counsel Almkvist, resigned in protest from Metronome and Endemol Shine.
Friday TV and Metronome paid royalties to Swedish choir leader Caroline af Ughlas on the basis of her verbal idea which Jock Millgårdh and Matias Olsson developed and sold to NBC, and later the choir competition TV show, "Clash of the choirs" ("Körslaget"), was sold to seventeen territories. Swedish Caroline af Ugglas was acknowledged as the copyright owner of the verbal idea and was paid royalties and a profit share of the program without dispute.
BUMP and Derek Banner continue to call on Metronome, Friday TV, and Endemol Shine to resolve this matter and pay royalties for Minute To Win It, which has been adapted to seventy territories, and Nintendo, Wii, Xbox, Kinect, and Boardgame versions also have been made of the popular gameshow.
For more information please contact Derek Banner at:
Direct phone: +45 - 20 90 43 43