Unscripted

MIPCOM ’15: Sky Vision, Peacock Alley ink distribution deal

Sky Vision has picked up 50 hours of factual programming from Peacock Alley Entertainment, in addition to inking an exclusive distribution deal with the Toronto-based producer. (Pictured: Unusually Thicke)
October 6, 2015

Sky Vision has signed on to represent 50 hours of factual programming from Peacock Alley Entertainment, in addition to inking an exclusive distribution deal on future programs from the Toronto-based producer.

Peacock Alley was launched in 2012 by Carrie Mudd and Neil Court, and specializes in factual and scripted programs for the U.S. and international markets.

Sky Vision – the distribution arm of the UK broadcaster – is shopping all 50 hours in Cannes. Titles included in the deal are Unusually Thicke (pictured; 28 x 30 minutes), which follows the antics of actor Alan Thicke; Illusions of Grandeur (13 x 30 minutes), featuring rising magician Zack Mirza; Brave New Girls (8 x 30 minutes), on the trials of a transgender beauty queen; and Money Moron (24 x 30 minutes), about a “money guru” who helps others with financial problems.

The company is the latest North American producer to strike such a deal with Sky Vision, following previous pacts with Ugly Brother Studios and Znak & Jones. The distributor has previously inked distribution partnerships with such UK producers as Love Productions (which parent company Sky has a 70% stake in), Hungry Bear Media and Back2Back.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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