Formats

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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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