Independent producer RIVR Media is prepping the upcoming launch of RIVR Studios, a new resource for TV, film and commercial production.
RIVR Studios, which will open this summer in the production company’s home city of Knoxville, Tennessee, will contain multiple full-service, COVID-compliant studio spaces. The fully equipped studios will be available for use on unscripted and scripted series, films, branded content and advertising.
The new studio comes from a partnership between RIVR Media and HGTV co-founder Bob Baskerville. Baskerville (pictured), an industry veteran, will take on the role of president of RIVR Studios, after formerly working as EVP, digital and media operations at Discovery Inc.
Since its formation in 1999, RIVR Media has produced thousands of television shows for networks such as Discovery, HGTV, the Food Network, A&E, ESPN, Lifetime and more. Covering a variety of genres including documentary, true crime, sports entertainment, reality competition and game shows, credits include such series as Trading Spaces, Whale Wars and Fixer to Fabulous.