Rive Gauche Television

News round-up: Korea’s Wavve lands at NBCU; Lifetime’s ‘Married At First Sight’ travels; Starzplay inks Warners deal; and more…

NBCUniversal signs content deal with Korea’s Wavve South Korean streamer Wavve will supply Korean content to NBCUniversal as part of a new deal announced over the weekend. The platform’s operator, Content Wavve, is a consortium established last year, made up of South Korea’s terrestrial broadcasters – SBS, MBC and KBS – as well as telecoms […]

Rive Gauche takes Travel Channel’s ‘I Saw The Unknown’

LA-based producer and sales company Rive Gauche Television has acquired international distribution rights to Travel Channel’s series I Saw The Unknown (aka My Horror Story). The 10 x 60 minute show is from US producer Hit + Run and features people recounting how they lived through terrifying paranormal episodes, with the show attempting to recreate […]

France Télévisions, MarVista execs join Gaumont

Narcos studio Gaumont has hired execs from France Télévisions and MarVista Entertainment as it expands its sales offices in Paris and LA. Cecilia Rossignol, Robby Amar, Cherie Johnson and Rebekah Zarbarsky have all joined the company, moves that follow the hire of MarVista’s Vanessa Shapiro as sales chief earlier this year. Rossignol (right) joins from […]

Rive Gauche snags pair of true crime series

Rive Gauche Television has picked up distribution rights to two of the UK AMC group’s original series: The Day I Should Have Died and Teens Who Kill. The Day I Should Have Died uses re-enactments and witness testimony to retell stories of ordinary people faced with life-threatening circumstances such as a terror attack or a […]

Rive Gauche tucks into pre-market deals

Rive Gauche Television has shopped its Kids Diners series to Starz in the run-up to MIPTV. The premium cable net has taken US rights to the show, which follows two kids as they embark on a culinary adventure. US-based distributor RGTV has also sealed several deals for its shows in Asia and Australasia. Foxtel in […]

Fox hires formats veteran for sales

US studio Fox has hired Dorothy Crompton as its VP of format sales. Crompton has been in distribution for two decades, working for companies including Rive Gauche and Warner Bros.-owned Eyeworks. In her new LA-based role Crompton will oversee formats sales for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD), the US studio arm of Fox. She […]

Rive Gauche hires Pifher for development

US producer and distributor Rive Gauche Television has hired Julie Pifher as vice president of development. She joins from US indie Workaholic Productions, where her credits included My Giant Life for TLC. Prior to that she was at Prepper Hillbiliies company Morningstar. Pifher is actually rejoining LA-based RGTV having been a development exec there earlier […]

Rive Gauche bringing drone reality series to MIPTV

Rive Gauche Television will launch Droned, a new ob-doc series about a family running a drone business, at MIPTV. LA based producer and distributor Rive Gauche picked up the rights to the 10x30mins series from US indie Reckognition Productions. The show follows goings on at Pigeon Vision, a family-owned drone customisation and aerial filming company. […]

Rive Gauche secures pre-market sales

LA-based Rive Gauche Television has sold programming to the likes of Channel 5 in the UK and Blue Ant Media in Canada. Viacom-owned Channel 5 has bought My Crazy Obsession, along with SBS in Finland. Blue Ant has taken Happily Never After and Buying… Seasons of Happily Never After has also gone to TV4 in […]

Rive Gauche promotes pair

US-based distributor Rive Gauche Television has upped two executives. Marine Ksadzhikyan has been elevated to senior VP, international distribution, covering France, Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia and Africa. Bryan Gabourie has been upped to vice president of international distribution, handling Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Both have been with the company for four […]