TV distribution vet (and International TV Distribution Hall of Fame honoree) Michael Jay Solomon (pictured) has been named Chairman of the Board of Latin entertainment channel VidaPrimo. Solomon, who previously served as president of Warner Brothers International Distribution, currently oversees Truli Media Group. GoDigital Media Group Chairman Jason Peterson, who bought the multi-platform channel last year, made the announcement.

Rive Gauche Television has hired Julie Pifher as VP of Development. Pifher joins RGTV from Workaholic Productions, where she developed and served as Executive Producer on My Giant Life for TLC. In her new role, she will develop original concepts and continue to foster co-production and acquisition relationships. Previously, Pifher served as a development executive at Morningstar Entertainment (I’m a Living Doll, Prepper Hillbillies) and Rive Gauche Television. She has developed concepts for a variety of networks including; TLC, LMN, Syfy, ID, Pivot, History, Destination America and TruTV.