Keshet appoints Revital Basel as KI Networks MD

MUMBAI: Global content producer and distributor Keshet International (KI) has hired third-party co-operations and distribution veteran Revital Basel as Managing Director, KI Networks.

Reporting into COO and President of Distribution, Keren Shahar, this newly created role reinforces KI’s commitment to investing in non-scripted projects following its recent acquisition of a majority stake in Greenbird Media, the production company incubator, investor and business accelerator.

Revital will oversee and facilitate the creative collaboration and flow of information between KI’s production hubs around the world, including Keshet Studios and Keshet Digital Studios in LA, Tresor Produktions in Germany, Keshet UK in London, Keshet Asia in Hong Kong, Keshet MX in Mexico City, as well as Keshet 12 in Tel Aviv. In addition, Revital will also be responsible for identifying and executing non-scripted co-developments and co-productions with third parties, as well as catalogue pre-sale and post sales.

With a career in television spanning two decades, Revital brings a wealth of relevant experience and a broad range of expertise from her time working in international development, sales and distribution of both scripted and non-scripted formats.

KI president of distribution Keren Shahar said, “We are thrilled Revi is joining the KI team at a time when we are committed to bringing more great stories to life for global audiences. She’s well-loved and well-respected within the industry and her diverse experience and relationships will prove invaluable as we continue to grow and innovate, with particular focus on developing our non-scripted slate via creative co-productions and co-development partnerships around the world.”

Revital Basel said, “I’d like to thank Dori Media for giving me the opportunity to hone my skills and talents with them over the last 10 years. I am really excited to be joining the Keshet International family and to begin working with all of our international production hubs across the world, including the teams in the US, UK, Germany, India, and Mexico. We have a wealth of creative talent and new ideas in-house that I can’t wait to harness and start developing creative collaborations with international channels and producers, many of whom I already know.”

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