Rive Gauche racks up unscripted sales in Asia, Pacific Rim

Among the titles the indie distributor has sold into the regions are Sins & Secrets, Stupid Suspects, and The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (pictured).
September 18, 2012

Sherman Oaks-based indie distributor Rive Gauche Television has sold a raft of lifestyle and unscripted programs into Asia and the Pacific Rim.

In Australia, Nine has bought My Strange Addictions seasons 3 and 4, and My Crazy Obsession; Seven has bought Stupid Suspects and Operation Repo 5; Foxtel has bought Sins and Secrets, Happily Never After, Operation Repo 5 and My Strange Addiction; and Magna has picked up home video rights for The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (pictured).

In Asia, Flamingo picked up Girl’s Guide to Depravity for Japan and Taiwan; Tokyovision in Japan picked up Operation Osmin and Stupid Suspects; NTV in Japan picked up Scare Tactics; TrueCorp in Thailand bought Animal Science, Travelers With Skis, and My Strange Addiction seasons 3 and 4; South Korea’s Kim Media bought Whacked Out Sports; and Air Force One sold to National Geographic for multiple territories.

“We are pleased that our unscripted and lifestyle programming line-up is connecting with our broadcast partners in Australia, Japan, Korea and Thailand,” said Rive Gauche Television CEO Jon Kramer. “We are confident that it will prove equally as appealing to their viewers as well.”


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