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Banijay sells “Stars in Danger” into Russia

In the latest in a string of deals for Stars in Danger: The High Dive, Russia's Channel One is set to launch a local version of the format later this month.
April 3, 2013

In the latest in a string of deals for Stars in Danger: The High Dive, Russia’s Channel One is set to launch a local version of the format later this month.

Russian prodco Red Square will produce 8 x one-hour episodes of the Banijay International format for the free-to-air broadcaster. The next local versions of the primetime competition series, in which celebrities are trained to compete in Olympic-style dives, launches in Turkey and China on April 5 and 6, respectively.

“With Russia hosting the Olympic Games of 2014 in Sochi, we are happy to welcome and produce this athletic competition format Stars in Danger closely connected with the Olympics for Russian audiences,” said Ilya Krivitsky, CEO of Red Square.

Banijay International is set to bring formats, including The Illusionist, Dress Me to Impress Me, and Sold or Broken, to MIPTV in Cannes.

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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 mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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