[04/09/15 - 09:35 AM] Electus International Unveils Slate for MIPTV 2015 The studio's offerings reflect a mix of scripted, unscripted, and event programming, and include original series concepts developed by Electus and its partners, as well as successful third party series that Electus has acquired for international distribution.
[10/01/14 - 08:58 AM] Electus International Unveils Slate for MIPCOM 2014 This new block of television programming includes original series concepts developed by Electus and its creative partners, as well as successful third party series that Electus has acquired for international distribution.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 8/25/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from OWN's press release, April 2014) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air the 10-part documentary series "Operation Change" premiering on Monday, June 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows Bill & Tani Austin and their son Steven Sawalich from the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a global non-profit organization that gives free hearing aids to those in need, as they are joined by celebrities and philanthropists to tackle some of the most challenging issues plaguing our world today. "Operation Change" gives viewers unprecedented access to some of the world's most dangerous, desolate and poverty-stricken places. The series features former President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Elton John, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Donna Karan, and Harry Connick, Jr. among many others, each working to benefit a different region and local organization. From the West Bank of Palestine to the wilds of Papua New Guinea, this documentary series reveals the untold stories of some of the world's seemingly insurmountable challenges, as well as its greatest heroes.