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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).
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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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