Unscripted

Exclusive: Sky Vision nabs int’l rights for Asylum titles

The deal, penned at the Realscreen Summit, sees Sky Vision securing the international distribution rights to 10 of Asylum Entertainment's unscripted series, which are being made for U.S. cable net ReelzChannel.
January 29, 2014

BSkyB-owned Sky Vision has secured the international distribution rights to 10 of Asylum Entertainment’s unscripted series, which are being made for U.S. cable net ReelzChannel.

The deal, signed at the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC, comes after Reelz and Asylum penned an output deal last October, which will see the Legendary Entertainment-owned prodco making 50 hours of unscripted programming (10 x 30 minutes) for Reelz this year.

jane millichip“It is rare to secure high quality U.S. programming in volume,” Sky Vision MD Jane Millichip (pictured, left) told realscreen in Washington DC.

“Reelz has made a significant commitment to the unscripted popular factual genre, and Asylum has a fantastic track record with Reelz. So we’re thrilled to be able to represent them both internationally.”

Sky Vision already represents two of Asylum’s series – The Capones (10 x 30 minutes) and Hollywood Hillbillies (10 x 30 minutes) – both of which were produced for Reelz.

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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