Electus International

News brief: Asian nets Bet on Your Baby

Electus International format Bet On Your Baby has again been commissioned in Asia. The show has gone to TVAD – VTV in Vietnam and in Thailand, while the Philippines’ ABS-CBN has ordered a second season. Meanwhile, The Goddesses’ New Clothes, a localised version of the Fashion Star format for Dragon TV in China, has been […]

Nets observe Online Dating Rituals

Eight broadcasters around the world have acquired Online Dating Rituals of the American Male, a factual entertainment format from Top Chef prodco Magical Elves. Foxtel in Australia, MTV in Finland, TV2 in Norway, TVN in Poland, Sony in Africa, Shaw Media in Canada, Discovery in Latin America and Mediaset in Spain and Portugal have all […]

Discovery goes Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Discovery Networks International has bought Running Wild with Bear Grylls for a number of its channels. The deal with Electus International hands DNI broadcast rights in nearly 220 territories. The show launched on Discovery Channel in the US in July. The series sees adventurer Grylls take celebrities such as Zac Efron and Ben Stiller to […]

News brief: Italian net plans to Get Your Mind Right

Italian channel Italia1 has green-lit a 33-episode series based on MTV format Girl Get Your Mind Right. Italia1’s version will be known as Come Mi Vorrei, with Marco Bassetti’s Ambra Banijay Italy (fka Ambra Multimedia) attached to produce. This comes after a deal with Girl Get Your Mind Right distributor Electus International. The format follows […]

Electus cuts programming deal with Sony channels

Producer and distributor Electus has cut a programming deal with Sony and a raft of its shows will play on Sony Pictures Television’s channels in the CIS region and the Baltics. The distribution deal with SPT Networks Russia covers over 60 hours of Electus content. Specific titles include season one of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s […]

Channel 4 among ABC David Blaine show buyers

The UK’s Channel 4 was one of seven buyers of David Blaine: Real or Magic as the show debuted on ABC in the US yesterday. The show sees magician Blaine performing his brand of death defying feats at the homes of celebrities such as Kanye West, Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Olivia Wilde. Channel 4 […]

Upcoming Sony Central Europe channel buys 100 hours from Electus

New Sony Pictures Television-operated Central European channel AXN Black has bought more than 100 hours of programming from US-based multimedia studio Electus. Shows included in the deal with Electus’ global programming arm Electus International are CMT’s unscripted series Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and TNT’s reality competition series The Hero, plus Car Lot Rescue, […]

Electus scores Columbian first-look deal

Multimedia entertainment studio Electus has signed a one-year first-look deal with Columbia’s Caracol Television. The deal gives Electus the right to develop, pitch and produce Caracol formats for the US market alongside production partner Jay Weisleder and represent a first for the IAC-backed company. Caracol’s programmes include telenovelas Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso (Without Breasts […]

ABC orders Ben Silverman’s Bet On Your Baby

US network ABC has ordered Bet on Your Baby, a new gameshow from Ben Silverman’s Electus and 5×5 Media. In the hour-long show, which will be hosted by US comedian Melissa Peterman, parents try to predict their child’s next move in an effort to win US$50,000 towards their child’s education. The eight-episode series will premiere […]

Asian networks to remake Electus’ Fashion Star

A number of broadcasters across Asia are to produce local versions of Electus International’s fashion format Fashion Star, which was originally hosted and exec produced by Elle Macpherson. Korean broadcaster SBS E! and Vietnam’s VTV3 are remaking the format after striking deals with the international arm of Ben Silverman’s production company. Endemol India has also […]