“Stars in Danger” dives into Canada

Canadian French-language network V has licensed Banijay International's format Stars in Danger: High Diving.
December 13, 2012

Canadian French-language network V has licensed Banijay International’s format Stars in Danger: High Diving.

The format will be produced for V by La Presse Télé to air in winter/spring 2013.

Production on the series, which will be called Le Grand Saut (literally “The Big Jump”), will begin in early 2013.

The format follows celebrities as they get a crash course in diving before taking to the high diving board, taped in front of a live audience.

Stars in Danger: High Diving most recently sold to Jiangsu Satellite Television in China, Fox in the U.S., and TV2 in Norway and TV3 in Sweden.

“The combination of such a strong judging panel with the wealth of production skill brought by La Presse Télé, the company behind some of Canada’s most successful non-scripted productions, means the French-Canadian production is sure to fly,” said Sebastian Burkhardt, head of sales for Banijay International.

“As a general entertainment channel with a strong history of flagship sports programming, we were delighted to discover Stars In Danger: High Diving – its blend of elite sport and high octane entertainment is perfect for our audience,” added  Natalie Larivière, executive vice president and COO at V.

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