BSkyB’s international distribution unit has inked a deal with Ugly Brother, the newly launched production company by twin brothers Mike and Tim Duffy, to develop, produce and distribute reality series and formats targeted at U.S. and international audiences. The deal with Ugly Brother is a first for Sky Vision in that it covers both production and distribution. The Duffy brothers launched their production company last year after Mike did stints at T Group Productions, Electus and Zodiak USA, with exec producer credits including Hardcore Pawn, and Tim spent nearly a decade at Spike TV, most recently as SVP Original Series. “The strength of our relationships in the American market combined with the international muscle of Sky Vision makes this a truly unique and powerful partnership,” the brothers said in a statement. Said Sky Vision Managing Director Jane Millichip: “This deal gives both parties the opportunity to create exciting and commercially relevant programming on an international scale.”
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