Canadian French-language network V has licensed Banijay International’s format Stars in Danger: High Diving.
The format will be produced for V by La Presse Télé to air in winter/spring 2013.
Production on the series, which will be called Le Grand Saut (literally “The Big Jump”), will begin in early 2013.
The format follows celebrities as they get a crash course in diving before taking to the high diving board, taped in front of a live audience.
“The combination of such a strong judging panel with the wealth of production skill brought by La Presse Télé, the company behind some of Canada’s most successful non-scripted productions, means the French-Canadian production is sure to fly,” said Sebastian Burkhardt, head of sales for Banijay International.
“As a general entertainment channel with a strong history of flagship sports programming, we were delighted to discover Stars In Danger: High Diving – its blend of elite sport and high octane entertainment is perfect for our audience,” added Natalie Larivière, executive vice president and COO at V.