RHI announces five miniseries pickups


RHI Entertainment announced five significant  distribution deals with NBC and Sci Fi.  Meteor and The Storm are set to air on NBC in summer 2009, and Riverworld, Phantom, and Alice are to premiere on Sci Fi in the 2009-2010 television season (when it will be then dubbed “SyFy”).  Two of the titles in these deals – Riverworld and The Phantom – are backdoor pilots for potential series which RHI will distribute.  This is part of a concerted strategy for RHI to diversify its product mix and expand its model to include series programming.