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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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