MIPTV: VH1 'Mob Wives' Format Acquired for Canada

The deal between Bristow Global Media and Electus International could see a local version of the mafia-women series come north of the border.

TORONTO -- Bristow Global Media has inked a deal with Electus International to acquire the format rights for Canada to the mafia-centric reality series Mob Wives.

There's no word on a Canadian broadcaster for a local version of the U.S.-based VH1 reality series about women whose husbands or fathers are doing time for mafia-related crimes.

The series sees the women battle friends, families and one another over how they lead their lives.

The deal was unveiled at MIPTV by John Pollak, president of Electus International, and Julie Bristow, president and CEO at Bristow Global Media.

Electus International is the distribution arm of Electus.