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.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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