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Proper Rights sells “Last Car Standing,” “Rat Rods”

Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights has made a slate of sales for series including Last Car Standing (pictured) and Vegas Rat Rods with 14 nets across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Canada.
June 26, 2014

Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights has made a slate of sales for series including Last Car Standing and Vegas Rat Rods with 14 nets across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Canada.

In Europe, DMAX – Discovery’s free-to-air channel in German territories – licensed car series Vegas Rat Rods (8 x 60 minutes), which was also picked up by Sweden’s Viasat and Discovery Networks Europe for France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Benelux. Viasat Broadcasting also took pay-TV rights for Last Car Standing (pictured; 8 x 60 minutes) for a pan-territory feed including Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Meanwhile, Proper’s Don’t Drive Here (6 x 60 minutes) was licensed to National Geographic Channel for non-standard television rights in German territories, and season four of Les Stroud Productions’ Survivorman (8 x 60 minutes) was licensed to RTL Television in Germany. Nelonen in Finland licensed both Survivorman and Secret Life Of… (14 x 30 minutes).

Elsewhere, Discovery Networks Asia licensed season four of Survivorman in China, as did Discovery Networks Latin America in a multi-territory deal. Meanwhile, Australian public broadcaster SBS licensed Secret Life Of….

In South Africa, Africa Business Channel took the pay-TV rights to Vegas Rat Rods, in addition to Last Car Standing.

Lastly, in the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec, TVA licensed the French-language rights to season three of Firvalley Productions’ Canada’s Handyman Challenge (8 x 60 minutes) and CBC’s Explora took the rights to Real Stories (11 x 60 minutes). French-language specialty channel Evasion licensed season two of Cream Productions’ Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (10 x 60 minutes).

“We’re continuously impressed with the success and enduring global interest of our catalog, which features some of the best programming Canada has to offer,” said Natalie Vinet, vice president of Proper Rights, in a statement. “As Canada continues to create and develop premium programming, we foresee continued success throughout North America and around the world.”

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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