Unscripted

ReelzChannel, Asylum ink output deal

U.S. pay-TV cable network ReelzChannel has signed an output deal that will see Asylum Entertainment producing 50 hours of unscripted for 2014.
October 23, 2013

U.S. pay-TV cable network ReelzChannel has signed an output deal that will see Asylum Entertainment producing 50 hours of unscripted for 2014.

Totaling 10 series, the deal furthers the partnership between the network and the production company that includes the acquisition of The Kennedys scripted miniseries and a development deal that resulted in Beverly Hills Pawn, The Capones and Hollywood Hillbillies. 

Asylum’s other credits include American Gangster, Beyond the Glory and The Locator.

“Asylum is one of the great TV production companies and, especially as an independent network, we are lucky to have such committed partners as Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of ReelzChannel.

“Asylum Entertainment has been an integral part of Reelz, first with an award-winning miniseries that propelled the network to new heights, and with our first unscripted docuseries, Beverly Hills Pawn, that quickly became a viewer favorite,” added the network’s SVP of programming Steve Cheskin.

“Reelz has proven that they are absolutely committed to presenting great original programming for their audience and distributors,” said Jonathan Koch, Asylum’s president and CCO. “We are honored to be a part of that initiative in such a significant way.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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