TV Banner Silvergate Media Sets Up Distribution Division
The company behind "Peter Rabbit" and "Octonauts" brings in former France Televisions Distribution exec Geraint Marsh to head sales efforts.
LONDON – Indie TV banner Silvergate Media is setting up its own television distribution arm headed by former France Televisions Distribution exec Geraint Marsh.
Marsh lands at Silvergate Media as svp, global TV distribution & consumer products (Americas & France).
He will be tasked with the global exploitation of rights across television and digital media, and consumer products in the Americas and France for Silvergate’s key brands including popular kids' shows Peter Rabbit and Octonauts.
Marsh was most recently evp, television and consumer products at France Televisions Distribution and previously svp, television sales at Chorion.
Co-produced with Penguin U.K. and Nickelodeon U.S., the new Peter Rabbit airs in the U.S. (Nickelodeon), U.K. (BBC's CBeebies), France and Australia (ABC TV), with a launch in Germany coming later this year.
Octonauts is based on books by the award-winning design team Meomi, and features the adventures of a team of underwater explorers.
Silvergate Media holds worldwide licensing and merchandising rights for the classic Peter Rabbit and also holds all worldwide audiovisual, licensing and merchandising rights for the new CGI Peter Rabbit, outside the Americas and India where the rights are controlled by Nickelodeon USA.
Penguin is supporting the animation with a full publishing program.
Silvergate Media holds all audiovisual and worldwide licensing and merchandising rights to Octonauts.