“Stars In Danger” dives into Turkey

Banijay International has sold the reality format (pictured) to Turkish company Medyapim, which will produce a 10 x 90-minute season for format channel Show TV.
March 5, 2013

Turkey is the latest country to get a local version of Banijay International’s celebrity diving format Stars In Danger: The High Dive (pictured).

The distributor has sold the format to Medyapim, which will produce a 10 x 90-minute season that will debut later in the year on Turkish format channel Show TV.

Banijay has already sold Stars In Danger to networks in North America, Europe and Asia, including Spain’s Telecinco, Italy’s Mediaset, Sweden’s TV3 and China’s Jiangsu Satellite Television. The series recently premiered in French-speaking Canada on cable network V under the title Le Grand Saut (The Big Jump).

Stars in Danger: High Diving is based on the German program TV Total Turmspringen, which has aired since 2004 as part of the Stars in Danger franchise. The show features celebrity contestants training with professional divers, and then making Olympic-style dives in front of a live audience and expert judging panel.

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