Thailand's TrueVisions pay-TV platform has acquired two English language animal reality series originating in New Zealand and Australia via distributors Banijay International and Bomanbridge Media.

Pound Pups to Dog Stars and Village Vets have been produced by Screentime New Zealand and Screentime Australia respectively.

Pound Pups to Dog Stars, which originally aired on TV1 in New Zealand, provides the opportunity for unwanted dogs to become reality TV stars and ultimately find a new home in a series of 10x30' episodes.

Village Vets was originally broadcast on Lifestyle Channel Australia and features two vets, friends since university, co-running a surgery in a small rural Australian town. The deal with the Thai pay-TV company comprises 12x30' episodes.

"Our aim has been to build a library of English-language finished tape programming which complements our vast format catalogue. We are continuing to acquire programming from leading independent producers which has strong international appeal. We are very pleased that these engaging reality series, produced by Screentime, will hit screens in Asia later in 2015," said Sebastian Burkhardt, SVP international distribution, Banijay International.

Sonia Fleck, CEO of Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media, added: "Bomanbridge is pleased to collaborate with Banijay to bring great family programming to Asia. We are sure Pound Pups to Dog Stars and Village Vets will be well received by Thai audiences and enjoy successful ratings."