“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.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty