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Rive Gauche Television Acquires The Day I Almost Died

LOS ANGELES: Rive Gauche Television has nabbed the docuseries The Day I Almost Died, which it will launch at MIPTV. Produced by Indigo Films in association with Rive Gauche Television and airing in the U.S. on Discovery Life, the 8×60-minute title shows that anyone can fall victim to a potentially ...

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Tricon Scores Sales for Factual Programming

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has sold a number of factual series, including Extreme Collectors, to broadcasters around the globe. Extreme Collectors is headed to The History Channel in Germany, SRF in German-speaking Switzerland, Discovery in CEE, the Middle East and Africa, True Visions in Thailand, A Team Media in ...

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Discovery Communications Unveils Multi-Network 2015-16 Highlights

NEW YORK: Discovery Communications' 2015-16 Upfront programming presentation revealed a slew of new highlights coming to its bouquet of networks, including the flagship Discovery Channel, which is introducing a special Elevation Weekend stunt. The Elevation Weekend will feature a number of documentaries all centered on men and women conquering the ...

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Red Arrow International Bringing Formats to MIPTV

MUNICH: Red Arrow International is landing in Cannes for MIPTV with a roster of formats covering reality, entertainment and comedy. On the reality front, the company will be showcasing the Danish format Real Men, which sees five ordinary guys undergo the ultimate health transformation; the U.S. format Santas in the ...

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New MD at Ambra Banijay Italy

ROME: Filippo Cipriano has been elevated from chief creative officer to managing director at Ambra Banijay Italy. Ambra Banijay Italia produces a range of entertainment programs and also develops and distributes TV formats. Recent productions include two primetime shows to be broadcast by RAI Uno in the next few weeks: ...

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IFC Greenlights Scripted Comedy Benders

NEW YORK: IFC has given the go-ahead to Benders, a scripted comedy series that is set to be produced by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico's Apostle. Benders, which was formerly in development as Uncle Chubby's, will follow a group of friends who share a passion for hockey. IFC has ordered ...

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ITV Studios America Adds to Unscripted Development Team

SHERMAN OAKS: ITV Studios America has bolstered its non-scripted development team, hiring Hildie Katibah as director of development for its West Coast office and promoting Noah Korn to director of development in its East Coast office. Katibah and Korn will create and pitch non-scripted projects across a range of genres ...

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Wildlife Programming Sales for Sky Vision

LONDON: Sky Vision has placed a range of its blue-chip wildlife titles, including the four-part Natures Treasure Island, with various international broadcasters. Natures Treasure Island, which follows explorer Stewart McPherson as he attempts to become the first person ever to visit all 14 British overseas territories, has been sold to ...

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NGCI Orders Three Titles from London-Based Production Hub

WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has given the go-ahead to three new productions from its global content hub in London. All three titles are due out this month in more than 170 countries and in 45 languages. Those are Cold Water Gold from Passion Distribution, a ten-part series ...

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