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Proper Rights inks global unscripted deals

Toronto-based sales house Proper Rights has secured a raft of sales that will send more than 150 hours of factual programming and documentaries worldwide. The distributor has sold season three of ...
December 12, 2016

Toronto-based sales house Proper Rights has secured a raft of sales that will send more than 150 hours of factual programming and documentaries worldwide.

The distributor has sold season three of Vegas Rat Rods (12 x 60 minutes) to Discovery across Latin America, France and Italy; MTG for Sweden’s TV10 and Norway’s V4; and Foxtel Australia.

Also heading to Foxtel in Australia and New Zealand is Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War (6 x 60 minutes; pictured), chronicling the bloodiest chapter in American history when the Union was faced with secessions in 11 southern states, forming the Confederate States of America.

Pay-TV group Wananchi has acquired six unscripted series for Africa broadcaster Zuku Channels, including the rights to Secret Life Of… (14 x 30 minutes), season two of Naked Archaeologist (26 x 30 minutes), Dads (1 x 60 minutes), Last Car Standing (8 x 60 minutes), Redemption Inc. (9 x 60 minutes) and 7 Days in Hell (4 x 60 minutes).

Across the European continent, Proper Rights has sent documentary It Happened Here (1 x 90 minutes) to Poland’s TVN, while Russia’s Stream TV has acquired two lifestyle series including seasons one and two of the Mike Holmes-hosted renovation series Holmes Inspection (26 x 60 minutes) and seasons one and two of HGTV’s Top Ten (26 x 60 minutes).

Meanwhile, France’s AB Groupe has taken Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray (2 x 60 minutes/1 x 90 minutes); the Czech Republic’s Ceska Televize has picked up The Space Shuttle: Flying For Me (1 x 60 minutes); and the hour-long 9/11 anniversary special For the Love of Their Brother has been picked up by Sky Italia, TV Polska and Al Arabiya in the Middle East.

 

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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