Ben Silverman’s production and distribution company Electus has shopped Mob Wives to several international broadcasters.
Electus/Engine Distribution, the sales arm of IAC-backed Electus, has sold the show, which it produces with The Weinstein Company, to Australian pay TV broadcaster XYZ Networks, Canadian media group and Global TV owner Shaw and MTV Latin America.
In the US the show airs on VH1, which has just picked it up for a second season. The series follows four women as they struggle to live their lives while their husbands are in prison for Mob-related activities.
“We are thrilled that not only the US, but the global marketplace as a whole has really embraced Mob Wives. While the situation of the women featured in the series is unique, their compelling, real-life stories have a universal appeal that is clearly resonating in markets around the world,” said Chris Philip, president of Electus/Engine Distribution.