Electus Int’l sends “Mob Wives,” “DVF” to Portugal

IAC-owned distributor Electus International is sending a slate of series including Mob Wives, House of DVF and Dating Naked (pictured) to Portugal.
May 5, 2015

IAC-owned distributor Electus International is sending a slate of series including Mob WivesHouse of DVF and Dating Naked (pictured) to Portugal.

The deal with Portuguese media company SIC and its host of channels – which totals 206.5 hours of content – includes seasons one, four and five of docureality series Mob Wives, which follows a group of New York women whose husbands have been imprisoned for Mafia-related crimes, in addition to the spin-off Mob Wives Chicago.

The deal also includes the first three seasons of Swamp Pawn, which follows Rick Phillips of Phillips Swamp Seafood in Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana; seasons one and two of social experiment series Dating Naked; the first two seasons of Fashion Star, where designers compete to launch their lines in the U.S.; 3, the American version of Keshet International’s format Girlfri3ndsHouse of DVF, where participants compete for a chance to work with designer Diane Von Furstenberg; and mixed martial arts program Bellator MMA.

While Fashion Star, 3 and House of DVF will air on SIC Mulher, Fashion Star is also to air on SIC Caras. Meanwhile, Bellator, Mob Wives, Dating Naked and Swamp Pawn will air on SIC Radical.

“The relationship we have with SIC is very important to us, and we’re proud to announce this multi-genre deal in Portugal that exceeds 200 hours of premium content,” said Diego Piasek, VP of Electus International, in a statement.

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