HIT “SANCTUARY” SERIES IN OFF-NET SYNDICATION DEAL
PPI Releasing and Tricon to Launch One-Hour Drama as Weekly in 2013-14
Los Angeles, CA– October 8,2012
-(Virtual Press Office
) – Tricon Films & Television and PPI Releasing announced today that “Sanctuary”, the popular off-net one-hour procedural drama, would be launched in weekly barter syndication in 2013-14.
“Sanctuary” stars Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus, the daring leader of the Sanctuary team of investigators who track down, study and protect strange creatures that secretly populate our world. The series famously began as a ground-breaking internet-only offering that drew nearly 4 million viewers and then scored one of the highest-rated series launches in Syfy network history.
“Sanctuary has been a tremendous success both domestically and worldwide, currently airing in over 150 countries,” said Jon Rutherford, SVP Distribution & Business Development, Tricon Films & Television. “The series was designed for success in syndication, and we expect to build on its previous accomplishments.”
With its strong central character, ensemble cast and recurring situation, “Sanctuary” has all the classic features of procedural drama and is an ideal adjacency to them on any station. Its paranormal element is designed to attract young adult viewers in weekend time-periods, even in competition with traditional crime dramas or comedy. The creative team brings together writers, producers and cast, notably Amanda Tapping, from syndication’s long-running, multi-part “Stargate” franchise.
“We’ve had hits with procedural drama over the years, but ‘Sanctuary’ may be our strongest vehicle yet,” said Josh Raphaelson, Principal of PPI Releasing. “It has an incredible track record, and a veteran production team that has had a golden touch in syndication.”
About PPI Releasing, LLC
PPI Releasing, LLC is an original television distribution company based in Venice Beach, California and led by founders Ritch Colbert, Dave Hutchinson and Josh Raphaelson. PPI is known for award-winning series with high production values that are popular with viewers, advertisers and broadcasters around the world.
About Tricon Films & Television
Tricon Films & Television is one of North America’s leading producers and distributors. With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Tricon has quickly emerged as a prominent supplier of award-winning factual and scripted programming that continues to be successful around the world. Tricon's distribution arm features a broad catalogue of high quality, multi-platform content including primetime scripted drama and comedy, kids, lifestyle, factual and documentary series and specials. http://www.triconfilms.com
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