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News brief: South African net bags Electus shows

South African pay TV operator M-Net has acquired 75 hours of US cable programming from IAC-owned LA studio Electus. The deal hands M-Net David Blaine: Real or Magic, Bet on Your Baby seasons one and two, Food Fighters, The Hero, 72 Hours, Mob Wives Chicago, Big Ang, Miami Monkey, G-Thing and The 3. “Sharing similar […]

News brief: Fox International buys Electus package

Fox International Channels has acquired a package of programming from IAC-backed producer and distributor Electus that it will put out on its services in the Middle East. The programming deal covers thirty hours of content. Titles include Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reality series The Hero and reality survival series 72 Hours (pictured). The shows will […]

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 […]

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gets another TNT series

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is making another US cable series after TNT greenlit Wake Up Call (WT). The series will be made by 5×5 Media, 7 Bucks Entertainment and Electus, which also made Johnson’s other TV series The Hero, also for TNT. Electus is expected to handle international sales. The new show will feature the […]

Power Play: why celebs are becoming execs

As the global media superpowers march into ever more sectors, A-list actors, musicians, fashion gurus and novelists are taking control of television projects. Jesse Whittock reports on the rise of the celebrity superproducer. In the past, the glamorous worlds of film, sport, pop music and fashion looked down their noses at TV from behind the […]

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 promotes Farrokh, sells 150 hours

Ben Silverman’s studio Electus has promoted international sales executive Cyrus Farrokh to VP, distribution, and concurrently sold 150 hours to broadcasters across Asia Pacific. Former Shine International exec Farrokh joined Electus in May last year as executive director of international distribution and production, a role that handed in sales responsibilities in France, Italy and Asia […]

Electus poaches Henson for unscripted role

Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus has hired ABC Entertainment alternative entertainment exec Corie Henson to become executive VP, unscripted television. Henson previously oversaw production of ABC unscripted series such as Dancing With the Stars, Shark Tank and Extreme Makeover, but has now taken the new role with US-based Electus. Beginning this month, she will oversee Electus’s unscripted […]

Sony channels get on Blacklist in Asia

Sony has taken rights to US drama The Blacklist for its channels in Asia. The show is distributed by Sony’s sales arm and the studio’s networks division has picked up first-run rights to the thriller, which stars James Spader and was one of the buzziest shows at this year’s LA Screenings. SPT has already sold […]

News brief: TNT ups unscripted exec

Turner-owned US cable channel TNT has upped Rachel Brill to VP, unscripted programming for TNT Originals. She was previously director of unscripted development for TNT. She’s based in LA and reports into David Eilenberg, senior VP, unscripted development. Brill joined the network in 2011 and has since developed several series, including new show The Hero, […]