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Rive Gauche sells “My Strange Addiction” into Scandinavia

The 20 West Productions series for TLC, My Strange Addiction (pictured), has been licensed to four Scandinavian broadcasters, in a series of programming deals that total 250 hours.
September 20, 2011

The 20 West Productions series for TLC, My Strange Addiction, has been licensed to four Scandinavian broadcasters, in a series of programming deals that total 250 hours.

Rive Gauche Television has sold My Strange Addiction to TV5 Finland, TV2 Norway, TV4 Sweden and Viasat Denmark.  The series looks at people who find comfort in the strangest things, like eating dryer sheets or wearing diapers.

Other Scandinavia and Benelux sales include Operation Repo selling to RTL Netherlands and TV5 Finland. The TruTV series, produced by EGA Productions, recreates car repossessions.

Lastly, National Geographic Channel U.S.’s Dog Whisperer has sold to SBS Netherlands and TV Norge Norway. The MPH Entertainment series sees Cesar Millan teaching dogs and their owners how to behave.

Rive Gauche has also recently acquired adventure series Born To Explore, a 13 x 60-minute series hosted by explorer Richard Wiese as he travels across the continents looking for the majestic wonders of the world.

Born to Explore is produced by North Carolina-based prodco Barnfly Productions, and the series is set to debuts in the fall on U.S. broadcast network ABC.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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