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BuzzTaxi sells vampires, polygamy, “Naked Archaeologist”

Toronto-based BuzzTaxi Communications has sold a raft of factual programs to broadcasters across the globe, including The Naked Archeologist (pictured).
June 20, 2011

Toronto-based BuzzTaxi Communications has sold a raft of factual programs to broadcasters across the globe, including The Naked Archeologist (pictured).

In the U.S., PBS has acquired 90th Parallel Productions’ one-hour documentary Rude: Where Are Our Manners? , which explores ideas of modern civility, or lack thereof.

In Canada, public broadcaster RDI ┬áhas picked up French-speaking rights to Bountiful Films’ Polygamy’s Lost Boys, while in English Canada, CBC’s digital channel documentary has picked up 52 half-hour episodes of Associated Producers’ The Naked Archaeologist. Spektrum in Hungary and the Czech Republic has also picked up season five of The Naked Archaeologist.

BuzzTaxi has also sold seasons two and three of Survivorman Productions’ Survivorman to Discovery’s free-to-air channel DMAX in Germany/Austria, while season three has sold to Fox Channels in Japan.

Elsewhere in Asia, MDF Productions’ one-hour HD special The Real Vampire Files has been acquired by LIC in China.

The Real Vampire Files and MDF’s one-hour HD special The Real Jack the Ripper have both been picked up by Globosat in Brazil.

Firvalley Productions’ factual entertainment series have also sold. Seasons one and two of celebrity-focused Killer Comebacks (26 x 30 mins) have been sold to Turner-owned Nonstop Television for Scandinavia, Benelux and Africa and Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price (26 x 30 min) will air on The Home Channel in South Africa.

Jenna Bourdeau, co-president of BuzzTaxi says, “European broadcasters are searching for new and interesting shows so they can keep delivering the high standards that their audiences demand. That’s where there is a natural alignment with BuzzTaxi’s portfolio of quality, independently produced shows, which hit the mark time and time again.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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