Sky Vision grabs Reelz-bound Asylum series

Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of BSkyB, has picked up international distribution rights to 50 hours from US-based Asylum Entertainment.

The package comprises 10 10x30mins unscripted series Asylum is producing for US pay TV channel ReelzChannel. The shows come from an output deal Reelz secured with Asylum in August.

Sky Vision already represents two series from Asylum, The Capones and Hollywood Hillbillies, both of which were also produced for ReelzChannel.

Jane Millichip, managing director at Sky Vision said: “ReelzChannel’s commitment to high quality, broad-appeal primetime programming and Asylum’s skill in producing hit reality TV makes this an exciting franchise for the international market, and for Sky Vision.”

Jonathan Koch, president and CCO of Asylum added: “Reelz is committed to great original programming and we wanted an international partner with equal dedication and flair. We believe we have found that in Sky Vision.”

Legendary Entertainment acquired Asylum in December as part of a major push into TV programming.

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