UP TV Taps Reel One Entertainment For Scripted Series

UP TV has teamed with Reel One Entertainment to develop scripted content for the family-targeted network, UP announced Monday.

UP TV and Reel One, which developed the network’s first scripted series Ties That Bind, will team to develop scripted series content that will premiere on UP TV, according to network officials. No specific projects were announced as part of the agreement.

“In light of today’s current global climate, the demand for positive content that can bring audiences together is greater than ever,” said Charlie Humbard, UP president and CEO in a statement. “Reel One and UP share similar values and a vision to make gripping and entertaining drama that connects with an audience and that has family in mind.  We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with such a prolific and established production partner.”

R. Thomas Umstead

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.