Guy O’Sullivan

Boat Rocker buys Proper Television

There’s more consolidation in the Canadian TV sector, this time with Boat Rocker Media buying the principal assets of compatriot Proper Television. The deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, means Toronto-based Boat Rocker takes over the distribution library of Proper, which houses sales unit Proper Rights, and takes over its 35,000sq ft facility. […]

Proper closes 250 hours of deals

Canada’s Proper Rights has sold more than 250 hours of programming, including presales to Foxtel and Discovery Networks International. Last Stop Garage, an in-house 12x30mins unscripted series from Proper Television, went to Australian paycaster Foxtel and Discovery in Spain, Italy, France, the UK and Latin America. Other deals since MIPTV have seen A+E Networks buy […]

Proper TV president Guy O’Sullivan passes away

      Canada’s Proper Television is in mourning after the unexpected passing of Guy O’ Sullivan, its founder and president. O’Sullivan launched the company in 2004 and had success with local versions of formats such as CTV’s MasterChef Canada and original series, including Vegas Road Rats for Discovery Channel. He died over the weekend. […]

News brief: Proper expands development team

Canadian factual prodco Proper Television has expanded its development team by hiring producer Lisa Gabriele. She will be director of development, reporting into Proper president Guy O’Sullivan. Another new recruit, former Antica Productions exec Mike Armitage, is also joining as development producer. Armitage will report to Gabriele, who has produced shows in Canada such as […]

Canada’s Proper buys distributor BuzzTaxi

Canadian factual entertainment producer Proper Television has made the move into distribution with the acquisition of BuzzTaxi Communications. Financial terms of the deal were not revealed but it is for 100% of BuzzTaxi, which will now operate under the name Proper Distribution. There will be no job losses, with BuzzTaxi founders Jenna Bourdeau and Natalie […]