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Electus International Sells Over 100 Hours Of Finished Tape To Australia's Foxtel

  Electus International Sells Over 100 Hours Of Finished Tape To Australia's
                                    Foxtel

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013

NEW YORK, March5,2013 /PRNewswire/ --Multimedia entertainment studio
Electus, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced that its
global distribution arm, Electus International, has sold over 100 hours of
finished tape to Australia's Foxtel. This deal brings nine series to
Australia, including: American Unearthed, Baby Wait, Bounty Rescue, Car Lot
Rescue, Duck Commander, Flip Men, Mob Wives: Chicago, Mob Wives and Unsealed:
Alien Files which will broadcast in Australia across A&E, History and Bio. 

"We are absolutely thrilled to continue building on our thriving partnership
with Foxtel in the region, bringing the massively popular series America
Unearthed as well as Bounty Rescue, Duck Commander, Car Lot Rescue and new
seasons of Mob Wives which will all be territory premieres on the Foxtel
platform. The common link between these series are the compelling characters
and universal stories that we continue having success bringing to audiences
around the world" said Cyrus Farrokh, Executive Director and Head of Sales for
Asia Pacific for Electus International.

"Electus has proven to be a valuable partner in bringing compelling factual
entertainment to our audiences, real life series that perform" said Jim
Buchan, General Manager of Factual Foxtel.

America Unearthed – Forensic geologist Scott Wolter will reveal that the
history we all know may not always be the whole story. Across the country,
ancient symbols, religious relics, and unexplained artifacts suggest that
civilizations from around the world have left their mark. Wolter not only
uncovers compelling evidence that pre-dates the official "discovery" of the
New World, he also turns so much about what we think we know about American
history on its head. America Unearthed proves there is a lot we don't know
about our past - and there are some things people have gone to great lengths
to cover up.Topics connect everything from the Knights Templar to the
Vikings. He is a real-life Indiana Jones, gradually revealing a hidden side to
the American map. America Unearthed was originally broadcast on the History
channel.

Baby Wait – From DiGa's veteran television producers and MTV executives behind
such hits as "Teen Mom" and "16 and Pregnant", comes a unique look at
childbirth and adoption. This new series chronicles the unique process of
open adoption with a primary focus on the agonizing 30-day "wait" period,
where the birth mother can change her mind, and take the baby back from the
prospective adoptive family. The show is the first show of its kind that not
only follows the adoptive parents' story, but also documents the biological
mother's life as she adjusts to her world without the baby she carried. The
program will feature all types of new parents including straight couples, gay
couples and single parents.

Bounty Rescue – An all new unscripted series starring Duane "Dog" Chapman and
his wife Beth Chapman. An action-packed, adrenaline-fueled adventure, the duo
will crisscross the U.S. training bounty hunters while looking for the most
cunning, notorious and dangerous fugitive. The program will be broadcast on
the Country Music Television.

Car Lot Rescue – Tom Stuker, known as the auto dealership "doctor", brings his
skills, know-how and power in the auto-trade industry to this new reality TV
series. His job is to visit car dealerships that are experiencing financial
hardship and help to turn their business around. Car lot rescue was originally
broadcast on Spike TV.

Duck Commander – The series takes you behind the scenes of the Duck Commander
Company and invites you to meet the Robertson's, the first family of duck
hunting. For 30 years, Phil Robertson's life has been dedicated to the
relentless pursuit of ducks. He pioneered the modern duck call, broke new
ground in hunting videos and redefined the hardcore duck hunter. Hidden away
in the Louisiana backwater the Duck men have remained illusive and mysterious
for three decades. The series brings you into the blind, at home, and on the
road with the Robertson's as they hunt through the season while staking their
claim as the world's greatest duck hunters. Duck Commander was originally
broadcast on the Outdoor channel.

Flip Men – Follow Utah-based real estate investors, Doug Clark and Mike Baird
in Flip Men, as they attempt to turn foreclosed property into profit. After a
fierce daily bidding war at auction, the duo acquires homes sight unseen. When
they first enter a newly purchased house, they never know what's behind the
door: a biohazard, a meth lab, or an angry former tenant who just doesn't want
to leave. Now they have to clean up the place, renovate it, stage it, get it
to market, and flip it…fast. It's a race against time, because every day means
thousands of dollars out of their pocket. They're the ultimate prospectors,
and the stakes couldn't be higher. Flip Men was originally broadcast on Spike
TV.

Mob Wives: Chicago – Building on the huge success of Mob Wives, Electus and
The Weinstein Company now bring you Mob Wives Chicago. This new series follows
five allegedly "connected" women as they try to step out of the shadows of
their Mob-associated fathers and move on with their lives. Though constantly
bombarded with salacious headlines and vicious rumors, these women are
determined to put the lies and stereotypes to bed and show the world who they
really are. The Windy City better watch its back, because they're about to
blow this town wide open. The Mob Wives franchise was originally broadcast on
VH1.

Mob Wives – Mob Wives, currently airing its third season in the U.S. on VH1,
follows the lives of six women having to carry on while their husbands or
fathers are in prison for "alleged" Mob-related activities. They are
struggling with their identities, their own families and their futures as they
try to do what's best for themselves and their children. As they now attempt
to pursue their own ambitions, the women find comfort among those who
understand their stories most: each other.

Unsealed: Alien Files – Unsealed: Alien Files investigates recently-released
documents regarding alien and UFO encounters, made accessible to the public in
2011 by the Freedom of Information Act. Based on the newly-discovered
information, the show re-examines key evidence and follows developing leads.
Unsealed: Alien Files investigates mass UFO sightings, personal abductions,
government cover-ups and breaking alien news from around the world. We delve
into the "photoshopping" of space, the value of Wikileaks, and the role social
media plays in alien stories. Finally, we examine these newly released
documents to see how alien visitations may have affected our past, and what
influence they may have on our future. This show will have believers wanting
more and skeptics questioning their long-held beliefs. Unsealed: Alien
Files...exposing the biggest secret on planet Earth. Unsealed: Alien Files was
originally broadcast on the CW/Tribune.

About Electus
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, visitwww.electus.com.

About Foxtel
Foxtel is one of Australia's most progressive and dynamic media companies,
directly employing around 2,500 people, and delivering a diverse subscription
television service to both regional and metropolitan areas over cable,
satellite and broadband distribution. We offer a better entertainment
experience every day to each one of our 2.3 million subscribing homes through
delivery of exclusive and inspiring programming across all genres, the world's
most popular channel brands, and investment in high quality local content. As
constant champions of innovation we have brought customers the iQ personal
digital recorder, Australia's largest HD offering, Foxtel 3D, and the Foxtel
Go App. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%)
and The News Corporation Ltd (50%). foxtel.com.au

Media contacts:

Electus
Justine Sacco
(212) 314-7326
Justine.sacco@iac.com

Sunshine Sachs
Jessica Berger / Whitney Kuhn
(212) 691-2800
berger@sunshinesachs.com / kuhn@sunshinesachs.com

SOURCE Electus

Website: http://www.electus.com
 
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