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Electus International Signs Multiple Deals with Fox International Channels Middle East
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Electus International Signs Multiple Deals with Fox International Channels Middle East10:30 EST Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Deals Total 30-Plus Hours of Finished Tape for Shows Including The Hero, 72 Hours & Lone Star Legend
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) today announced that its global distribution arm, Electus International, has signed multiple deals with Fox International Channels Middle East. The thirty-plus hours of content will air on Fox International Channels Middle East, in territories including: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
The following shows will air as part of the deal:
-The Hero, Season 1
-72 Hours, Season 1
-Lone Star Legend, Season 1
-Car Lot Rescue, Season 1
"We are excited to forge our first partnership with Fox International Channels Middle East to deliver standout programming to their audience," says Diego Piasek, Executive Director, International Distribution and Production at Electus International. "FIC Middle East is a natural partner in this rapidly growing and exciting region, and we are keen to see some of our best content premiering on their channels this year."
The Hero, a reality competition series starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson challenges 10 competitors morally, physically and mentally to see if they have what it takes to be heroes. 72 Hours is an action-packed reality competition series that drops three competing teams of strangers into the wilderness, where they have three days to battle the elements and challenge the treacherous terrain to find the hidden briefcase full of cash. Lone Star Legend gives viewers a glimpse of life in South Texas, one of the world's most hostile and unpredictable environments. The show chronicles the work of Buck Medley, a legend in the region who was raised in the wild and now protects the ranch lands of Texas. Car Lot Rescue showcases renowned dealership "doctor" Tom Stuker, who is out to save car dealerships that are on the verge of collapse due to the economic downturn. Stuker logs more than 10 million air miles, visiting hundreds of car lots in desperate need of his guidance and his innovative methods for selling cars and overhauling dealerships.
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known third party providers. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI]. For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com
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