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Banijay’s “Popstars” get Star turn in Turkey

Banijay has secured a Turkish primetime series commission for its recently revived reality-talent format Popstars.
February 27, 2013

Banijay has secured a Turkish primetime series commission for its recently revived reality-talent format Popstars.

Turkish networks Star TV and Star TV International will air a 13 episode series, which is to be produced in Turkey by STR. Popstars, created by Banijay Group company Screentime, originally ran in Turkey for seven seasons. The new Turkish production will follow the original model, kicking off on March 14.

Banijay International MD Karoline Spodsberg said: “Popstars is the shiny floor talent show with heart. We have had a huge response from international broadcasters looking for a well-known yet refreshed and relevant talent quest format since we re-launched the show at MIPCOM.

“This sale and the others in the pipeline are testament to the fact that this is the right time for a revival of this iconic brand.”

The re-launched version of Popstars is also set for adaptation on French network D8.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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