On March 24 in the US and Mexico, Rivit TV will be launched as a new OTT in which viewers get to decide which pilots will be turned into series and how much they’re willing to pay for them.
March 24 will mark the launch in Mexico and the US of Rivit TV, a new OTT platform with the motto “Choose the TV that Gets Made”.
Kickstarter-style, Rivit TV is a sort of crowdfunding source for TV, with a clear focus on the Hispanic audience in which the platform’s users can choose which pilots will get the green light and how much they’re willing to pay for them.
Thus, a user votes for a pilot and sets the price they would pay for each episode (options range from $ 0.99 to $ 2.99 per episode; the proposed series have up to 20 episodes).
The financing window will be open for 50 days and once the goal is reached, the series is produced. If the financial goal is exceeded, users will pay even less than they had promised.
In addition, if other series also receive the green light, users who have financed other projects will also have access to them (up to two extra, with the slogan pay for one and receive two free).
At launch, the platform will have three pilots: Coyote Hills, La Leona and Fabric of Lies.
Rivit TV has no subscription fee and was cofunded by Wade Bradley, its CEO, and Adam Shaw.
The three pilots
High school drama starring Vico Escorcia. The series focuses on Tessa Bravo, a journalism student who returns to her small town and runs into the disappearance of a couple with similarities of a mystery that shook the people 13 years ago and involved her parents. The cast is completed by Valentina Grethel, Polo Morín and Johnny Lee.
It was created by Sebastian Sariñana (Love and Faith), who also signs as director, screenwriter and executive producer of the pilot.
Starring Laura Palma as Paulina Fernández, a fierce woman who survives a terrible decade of imprisonment in a maximum security prison, who was unjustly condemned for the murder of the brother of the powerful politician Esteban Gámez (Alberto Agnesi). It is directed by Fernando Sariñana and created by Carolina Rivera (Jane the Virgin, Riverdale), Flavia Atencio and José Luis Gutiérrez (Luis Miguel).
Fabric of Lies
A drama in which aspiring fashion designer Sandra Ruiz, played by Emilia García, is devastated when her model sister dies mysteriously on a yacht during a party organized by famous designer Loretta Williams (Sarah Nichols) and her husband Diego (Arap Bethke ). Created by Carolina Rivera (Jane the Virgin, Riverdale) and directed by Fernando Sariñana, who signs as a co-writer with Flavia Atencio and José Luis Gutiérrez (Luis Miguel).