CBC poaches Proper Rights VP for acquisitions

Canadian pubcaster the CBC has poached Jenna Bourdeau from local indie distributor Proper Rights. Bourdeau will be senior director of acquisitions for the public broadcaster. The role will see her acquiring Canadian and international programming for CBC platforms. Bourdeau will report to Sally Catto, the CBC’s general manager of programming. She was previously VP, distribution […]

BuzzTaxi makes first sales under Proper banner

Toronto-based distributor BuzzTaxi Communications has closed its first deals since being acquired by Proper Television earlier this summer. In June, Proper acquired BuzzTaxi and announced plans to rebrand it as Proper Distribution, though it was still operating under its former name as it scored deals with broadcasters in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. […]

BuzzTaxi closes post-MIPCOM deals

Canadian distributor BuzzTaxi has closed a raft of post-MIPCOM deals for its slate of factual series and documentaries. Discovery has acquired The Real Jack The Ripper and Secrets of Christianity in Poland; Dutch broadcaster Out TV has picked up The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price and France’s Planete Justice has bought four hour Mob Stories. […]