Ben Silverman’s multimedia entertainment company Electus has acquired Engine Entertainment and formed in-house global distribution arm Electus/Engine Distribution.

The new division will handle worldwide sales for Electus’ content including television, film and digital.

Engine Entertainment CEO Chris Philip will assume the role of president of Electus/Engine Distribution with offices in London, Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Engine COO Chris Moreton becomes evp of the new division.

Prior to today’s acquisition, Electus and Engine Entertainment established a history of working together to create and distribute programming and are collaborating on the previously announced smart phone treasure hunt Thumb Wars.