BuzzTaxi sells “Treasure Trader,” “Uakari” to Quebec nets

The distribution deals includes a slew of shows from Cream Productions, including Historia taking the Treasure Trader series (pictured) and SRC/Explora acquiring How Machines Work.
October 18, 2012

The first season of HGTV Canada’s Canada’s Handyman Challenge is headed to TVA’s CASA channel in Quebec.

The reality show from Firvalley Productions figures among a slew of distribution deals for Canadian factual shows racked up in Quebec by distributor BuzzTaxi.

The Toronto-based indie has also sold a raft of content from Cream Productions into Quebec, including the Historia channel taking the Treasure Trader series (pictured above), and SRC/Explora acquiring How Machines Work and the feature documentary Egyptian Job.

Elsewhere, Canal Evasion picked up Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, a wildlife and adventure series by Cream Productions. All the Canadian shows sold by BuzzTaxi will be dubbed into the French language before airing in Quebec.

Finally, Canal Evasion snapped up Survivorman: Ten Days and the original Survivorman series, while Canal D acquired two Gryphon Productions wildlife documentaries, Uakari: Secrets of the English Monkey and The Real Lost World; while RDI acquired the Bountiful Films’ documentary When the Devil Knocks.

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