“Stars in Danger” dives into South America

Banijay International has licensed Stars in Danger: High Dive to broadcaster Chilevisión, who will debut the format to Chilean audiences in the months ahead.
May 7, 2013

Banijay International has licensed Stars in Danger: High Dive to broadcaster Chilevisión, who will debut the format to Chilean audiences in the coming months.

Chilevisión will produce a 12 x 120-minute local version in-house, which will be called Salta Si Puedes (Jump if You Can).

Stars in Danger: The High Dive is a primetime show challenging celebrities to learn high diving, which launched on German broadcaster ProSieben in 2004, and has since sold into territories including China, Russia and Turkey.

The deal was brokered by Sony Pictures Television Latin America, which represents the Banijay International format in the region.

“We have followed the outstanding success of Stars in Danger: The High Dive around the world and are very pleased to secure this exciting primetime format for Chilean audiences,” said Pablo Morales, Chilevision’s programming director. “The show combines all the best features of hit entertainment programming – difficult challenges, humorous situations and, of course, famous faces – and we’re confident it will make big waves in Chile.”

“Latin America is currently a key strategic focus for Banijay International,” added Karoline Spodsberg, Banijay International MD. “The appetite for non-scripted formats has increased significantly and we see a strong fit for the tone of our catalog in Latin America. This deal is a significant step.”

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