Electus International

TBI Weekly: Winding down from MIPTV

MIPTV may have had an impact on your days this week, as the industry experienced travel disruptions, TV deals and rain aplenty. Despite some stormy days, the Canneseries pink carpet brightened up the Palais des Festival bringing in talent from Sandra Oh to Michael C. Hall, Patrick Dempsey and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The first edition of […]

CTV opens ABC’s Toy Box ahead of MIPTV

Bell Media’s Canadian network, CTV, has bought upcoming ABC reality competition series The Toy Box, which Electus International is bringing to Cannes. The deal means commercial channel CTV will simulcast the series from its debut in the US on ABC, on April 7 at 8pm ET. The Toy Box is a competition series in which […]

Electus exec starts sales unit for Silverman prodco

Electus International distribution veteran Cyrus Farrokh is joining former his bosses Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens at indie studio Propagate Content. Farrokh has been named president of Propagate’s international distribution arm, marking the US-based company’s move into TV sales. He was previously senior VP and head of sales at Electus International, the LA-based distribution […]

Channel 4 buys JonBenét Ramsey true crime series

Channel 4 has acquired The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, the two-part true crime event series that bowed on CBS in the US earlier this year. The 2x120mins event special is produced by Critical Content and distributed by Electus International, which struck the UK deal. The show examines the infamous case of Ramsey, the six-year-old who was […]

Electus sells David Blaine special into the UK

Electus International has shopped a new David Blaine special, Beyond Magic, into the UK, with free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 buying the magician’s new show. Australia’s Nine Network and Canada’s CTV have also tapped US-based Electus for the special. The special will have celeb appearances from Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Beckham, Drake, Johnny Depp and John Travolta among others […]

Electus bringing Singaporean musical drama to US

Electus has acquired local format rights to Singaporean scripted series The Musical Kitchen from Small World IFT and is planning a US version. Electus is working with Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s Flavor Unit Entertainment and Principato-Young Entertainment to adapt the Asian format. Queen Latifah and Compere will executive produce for Flavor Unit Entertainment, with […]

Nine, Prime buy CBS JonBenét Ramsey series

Nine Network in Australia and New Zealand channel Prime have bought CBS’s upcoming true crime series The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey from Electus International. The deals comes after US producer-distributor Electus partnered with The Case Of… prodco Critical Content in a worldwide distribution deal. It also comes ahead of the doc-series’ US debut on broadcast […]

Fox buys Electus fare for Mid East

Fox’s channel operation in the Middle East has tapped US-based distributor Electus International for more than 50 hours of unscripted programming. The deal comprises seasons one and two of E!’s House of DVF, TLC’s Style by Jury, NBC’s Fashion Star (s1 and 2), VH1’s Making Mr. Right and CBS’s 2012 effort 3, which is the […]

Stern’s sales firm hires Electus exec

IM Global’s television division has hired Electus International senior VP Eli Shibley as president, international distribution and coproductions. Shibley is joining US-based IM Global to oversee its scripted television slate, third-party scripted acquisitions and unscripted projects from the US, UK and international partners. At Electus, he was SVP, international media and formats, where he sourced […]

Electus strikes Bellator MMA deals

Electus International has secured new deals for the Bellator mixed martial arts championship with international channels. US-based Electus took on distribution of the Bellator MMA rights at the start of the year and has now struck TV rights deals with Network Ten in Australia, RTL9 in France, Discovery in Italy, 15TV in Spain, Fight Channel […]

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