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Proper pens deals for “Don’t Drive Here,” “Vegas Rat Rods”

Proper Television's distribution arm has sold several of the Canadian indie's original series, including Don't Drive Here (pictured), Vegas Rat Rods and Last Car Standing, internationally.
October 3, 2013

Canada’s Proper Rights has inked a slew of international deals for several of Proper Television’s original series, including Don’t Drive Here (pictured), Vegas Rat Rods and Last Car Standing.

The sales – to territories including Australia, New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia – mark the first time Proper’s original series will be brought to viewers outside of Canada, according to the firm.

“The company is continuing to grow in size and success, and these deals mark an important milestone for Proper as we continue to bring our Canadian content to the global market,” said Proper president Guy O’Sullivan in a statement.

Scripps’ Travel Channel in the U.S. picked up doc series Don’t Drive Here, which airs on Discovery Canada domestically. The series sees host Andrew Younghusband learning to navigate six of the world’s worst driving cities.

Vegas Rat Rods, commissioned by Discovery Canada and Discovery U.S., was picked up in a pan-territory deal throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, to air on ViaSat’s pay TV channels. The series, which follows auto-pro Steve Darnell as he builds one-of-a-kind cars out of junk, has also been licensed to Foxtel in Australia and New Zealand.

Finally, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific has licensed Last Car Standing, an elimination-style car competition featuring atrocious vehicles.

Proper is shopping the series, along with its original series Secret Life Of? and Hardcore Heroes, at MIPCOM in Cannes next week.


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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