Bristow Global Media Inc. Acquires Format Rights to Mob Wives for Canada

Bristow Global Media Inc. Acquires Format Rights to Mob Wives for Canada


Toronto/Cannes (MIPTV) – April 08, 2014 – Bristow Global Media (BGM) has acquired the format rights for Canada to the factual series Mob Wives from Electus International.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Electus International on this successful format. There is nothing like finding new ways to take the viewer to engaging characters and places that are unexplored,” said Julie Bristow, President and CEO, Bristow Global Media Inc.

“We are thrilled to partner with Julie and her team, who understand the importance of delivering big characters to this exciting and unique format,” says John Pollak, President of Electus International. “We are confident that Julie will leverage her extensive experience to deliver a captivating series to audiences throughout Canada.”

Mob Wives is a docu-soap series which follows the lives of a group of (“according to the federal government”) associated women at a crossroads, struggling to establish their own identities and carry on while their loved ones do time for mob-related activities. Along the way they battle their friends, families and each other as they try to do what’s best for themselves, their children, and their future.

Bristow Global Media Inc. is an innovative global media company. BGM was founded by award-winning broadcast executive Julie Bristow to enhance the viewers’ experience by creating content that builds on the combined power of traditional, digital and social platforms. BGM creates content for all genres and all platforms with emphasis on unscripted, and premium sports content.

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 3rd party providers. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI]. For more information on Electus, visit

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