Two of the country’s biggest pub groups, Laurel and Spirit, are said to have signed up to an interactive television pub quiz service starting next month. The Sunday Times

Comedian Jasper Carrott is one of the backers of Cash Inn, a television quiz Channel for pubs.

It will run on Sunday nights and offer cash prizes of up to £25,000. As well as investing in the channel, Carrott will present the shows.

Pub quizzers will be givern wireless keypads to relay their answers to the Cash Inn studio at ITN in London, where the channel will display the pub leaderboard and announce the winners.

The service was founded by technology consultant Paul Krisman, chief executive of Cash Inn’s parent company, Innterplay.