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Proper Rights sells more than 250 hours of programming

The Toronto-based unscripted distributor has inked deals with international broadcasters for the upcoming Last Stop Garage and others.
April 26, 2017

Toronto-based unscripted distributor Proper Rights has inked deals with broadcasters in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific for more than 250 hours of content, including series from Proper Television and Essential Media.

Proper Rights, a division of factual prodco Proper Television, closed deals for the upcoming Proper series Last Stop Garage, which is set to premiere on Bell Media’s Discovery channel and U.S. net Velocity later this year. The series is heading to Foxtel in Australia, while Discovery Networks Europe picked it up for channels in Spain, Italy, France, the U.K. and Latin America.

Season three of Proper’s Vegas Rat Rods (pictured12 x 60 minutes) was picked up by Africa One for its Ignition channel, while broadcaster Seven Network in Australia came on board for season two (10 x 60 minutes). Africa One also acquired The Holmes Group’s Holmes and Holmes (6 x 60 minutes), as did media co Talit in Israel. Meanwhile, season one of Tougher Than It Looks (12 x 30 minutes)hosted by Canada’s Worst Driver‘s Andrew Younghusband, was acquired by A+E for the Iberian Peninsula and Australia, while Viasat picked up the series for Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa. 

Proper’s 7 Days In Hell (4 x 60 minutes) and Cream Productions’ Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War (6 x 60 minutes) were acquired by French media co AB Groupe, with Thailand’s True Corp also picking up 7 Days, as well as Proper’s Yukon For Sale (13 x 30 minutes) and Hardcore Heroes (6 x 60 minutes).
Body Hack (6 x 60 minutes) from Toronto-based prodco, Essential Media, sold to CBC’s Documentary Channel, Red Bull’s Servus TV for Austria and German-speaking territories and Nat Geo for India.
Toronto-based Accessible Media also acquired 71 hours of Mike Holmes content, including seasons one to four of Holmes Inspection (52 x 60 minutes), season seven of Holmes on Homes (13 x 60 minutes) and Holmes in New Orleans (6 x 60 minutes).
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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