Reelz, Dish Reach Distribution Deal

Reelz has renewed its distribution deal with satellite provider Dish Network, the two parties announced Thursday.

The renewal , which keeps Reelz on Dish’s America’s Top 120 programming package, will provide Dish customers with access to Reelz original shows such as Hollywood Hillbillies and The Kennedys-After Camelot, said network officials.

Terms of the agreement were not released at press time.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.