Stars in Danger


Bassetti’s Banijay: ‘We won’t pay insane prices for prodcos’

Marco Bassetti, who became CEO of Paris-based production group Banijay in April 2013, tells Jesse Whittock why his company won’t be part of the mega-consolidation currently enveloping the international TV market and about where he is focusing efforts instead.   TBI: You’ve now been in the job for more than a year, and have had […]

Eyeworks wins diving formats ruling over Banijay

A Dutch court has ruled in favour of Eyeworks in its copyright infringement case with rival producer and distributor Banijay. Eyeworks immediately said that it is considering legal action against Banijay for damages. Banijay alleged Eyework’s Celebrity Splash format (pictured) infringed its copyright relating to TV Total Turmspringen (aka Stars in Danger). However, a Dutch […]

Fall TV season: overview and early trends

Julia Espérance, media consultant at Eurodata TV and service manager for the New on the Air (NOTA) programming service, analyses the top new shows from the latest TV season and finds that formats with a positive message or light-hearted in tone are winning eyeballs. Whether through comedy, challenge or music-based shows, broadcasters are still looking […]

Eyeworks makes a Splash in South Korea

Eyeworks’ diving format Celebrity Splash is to launch in another territory, this time South Korea on broadcaster MBC. The new series will comprise 10 episodes and be produced by local prodco SM C&C. it will launch in the territory in August. The show, which launched in the Netherlands on SBS6 has also sold into France […]

New sale for Banijay diving format

Banijay’s Stars in Danger: The High Dive has been sold into South America. The diving format has been picked up by Chilean commercial broadcaster Chilevisión, which will air a 12x120mins version of the format. The show will have a primetime slot on the channel and debut later this year. It will be known locally as […]

Banijay sells diving series into Turkey

Banijay International has sold its diving format Stars in Danger into Turkey for the first time. It has inked a deal with Turkish producer Medyapim, which will make a 10x90mins Stars in Danger: The High Dive for free-to-air broadcaster Show TV. Pre-production is underway and the show will bow later this year. Banijay and Eyeworks […]

Banijay and Eyeworks announce new deals for diving shows

Banijay and Eyeworks have both sealed new deals for their respective diving formats Stars in Danger: High Diving and Celebrity Splash. Banijay International has inked a deal with Ambra Multimedia and the Italian producer will make a local version of Stars in Danger: High Diving (pictured) for Mediaset. Which of Mediaset’s Italian channels will air […]

Banijay sells Stars in Danger diving format into China

Banijay has shopped Stars in Danger: High Diving into China. The format, part of a dispute between Banijay and Eyeworks, has been shopped to satellite broadcaster Jiangsu Satellite Channel and a 10x90mins series is slated to debut in a primetime slot next spring. As per the German format, devised by Banijay Group company Brainpool and […]

Banijay wins Popstars format dispute with Talpa

A court in the Netherlands has ruled that Talpa cannot launch ‘The Next Popstar’ format under that name because it is too similar to ‘Popstars‘, the format ultimately owned by Banijay. The District Court of The Hague issued a ruling yesterday that the title of the upcoming Talpa talent show was too similar to that […]

Banijay considers legal action over Eyeworks’ diving format

French production and distribution group Banijay said this morning that it is taking legal advice relating to concerns that Eyeworks’ format Celebrity Splash is too similar to its own show Stars in Danger. Banijay said it has recruited copyright lawyers to examine the legal situation and, if appropriate, to commence legal action against Eyeworks. The […]