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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.

 

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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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