Sony Pictures TV to distribute Electus content in Russia

Michelle Clancy | 23-01-2014

Electus International is headed to Eastern climes with a multi-pronged distribution deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks Russia.

A full 63 hours of content will air on SPT channels in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Select programming will also air in the Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Several shows will air on SPT Networks channels within the Commonwealth of Independent States: The Hero, season one; 72 Hours, season one; Duck Commander, seasons one, two and three; Unsealed: Alien Files, seasons one and two; and Buck Commander, seasons one and two.

"We are excited to confirm a deal with SPT Networks to deliver standout programming to the CIS and Baltic States, says Diego Piasek, executive director of international distribution and production at Electus International. "These shows have proven successful in the United States, and we expect them to continue to entertain audiences."

The Hero, a reality competition series starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, challenges ten competitors morally, physically and mentally to see if they have what it takes to be heroes.

72 Hours is an action-packed reality competition series that drops three competing teams of strangers into the wilderness, where they have three days to battle the elements and challenge the treacherous terrain to find the hidden briefcase full of cash.

Buck Commander, hosted by Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson, chronicles current and former MLB stars Adam LaRoche, Ryan Langerhane, Tombo Martin, as well as country music stars Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean's lives outside of the spotlight as they embark on a series of outdoor activities.

Duck Commander provides an up-close and personal, behind-the-scenes look at the Robertson family the stars of A&E's hit TV show, Duck Dynasty.

Unsealed: Alien Files investigates recently released documents regarding alien and UFO encounters, made accessible to the US public in 2011 by the Freedom of Information Act.