Sanctuary secures U.S. broadcast syndication deal

PPI Releasing and distributor Tricon Films & Television cleared the Canadian-shot series that ran for four seasons on Syfy in over 78% of the U.S. market.

PPI Releasing and Tricon Films & Television have secured a September 2013 broadcast syndication launch of the off-net one hour drama Sanctuary, which ran on Syfy for four years.

Syndicator PPI and distributor Tricon cleared Sanctuary in over 78% of the U.S. market.

That includes WABC –New York, KDOC – Los Angeles, WCIU – Chicago and stations from the ABC Owned, Belo, Cox, Hearst and Fox groups.

Syfy last year decided against a fifth season of Sanctuary, which was first spawned online as a web series before transitioning to the U.S. cable channel.

Sanctuary follows an enigmatic doctor, played by Amanda Tapping, and her team of experts as they try to protect powerful creatures known as abnormals and hunt down dangerous ones.

The series was shot in Burnaby B.C., with Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ryan Robbins and Agam Darshi starred alongside Tapping.

“This is an extremely well-crafted show, and the market has responded to its high quality and utility,” said PPI Releasing’s Ritch Colbert in a statement Wednesday.

Sanctuary is a program with a proven track record on SyFy that can succeed in syndication,” said Stuart Zimmerman, executive VP, U.S. advertiser sales for Sony Pictures Television, which will represent the syndicated series to advertisers.