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“Don’t Drive Here” speeds into Brazil, Europe

Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights has secured deals with nets in Brazil, Germany, Finland and Switzerland for the Proper Television-made series Don't Drive Here (pictured).
April 1, 2015

Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights has secured deals with nets in Brazil, Germany, Finland and Switzerland for the Proper Television-made series Don’t Drive Here.

The series follows host Andrew Younghusband (pictured, left) as he travels the globe, learning to navigate six of the world’s worst traffic cities like the locals do.

In Brazil, multichannel cable and satellite TV provider Globosat picked up the rights to seasons one and two of the show, while over in Europe, German news channel N24 purchased the rights to the second season.

Elsewhere, Finnish pubcaster YLE acquired seasons one and two, while Swiss broadcaster SRF bought season two for German-speaking audiences.

“Driving is one of the most universal activities on the planet, and yet the driving cultures around the planet are insanely different. This show is the perfect combination of the familiar and the outlandish,” said Guy O’Sullivan, president of Proper Rights and executive producer of Don’t Drive Here, in a statement.

 

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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