Military Channel picks up “Mafia’s Greatest Hits”

The U.S. cable network has acquired the World Media Rights-produced series The Mafia's Greatest Hits (pictured) from distributor IMG.
February 27, 2013

U.S. cable network Military Channel has picked up the series The Mafia’s Greatest Hits (10 x 60-minutes, pictured) from distributor IMG.

Produced by London-based World Media Rights (WMR), the program chronicles the lives of infamous mob bosses such as Sam Giancana, Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano and John Gotti through a mix of dramatic reconstructions, surveillance materials and interviews with federal narcotics and FBI agents, including Joe Pistone, who was played by actor Johnny Depp in the film Donnie Brasco.

“The secret of our success with Mafia’s Greatest Hits stems from our access to FBI agents and material,” said WMR executive producer Matthew Barrett. “The sheer volume and quality of information and key witness accounts we acquired enabled us to produce an exceptional series.”

Undisclosed networks in the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Italy and Scandinavia have also acquired the show, according to WMR.

Military Channel also recently picked up WMR series Black Ops (six x 60-minutes) and World’s Weirdest Weapons (six x 50 minutes), the latter of which was renamed Top Secret Weapon Revealed for U.S. broadcast.

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