Proper Rights

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 hits Cannes with new Holmes to sell

Canada’s Proper Rights has picked up international distribution rights to HGTV Canada series Holmes and Holmes. The series sees home improvement contractor Mike Holmes and his son Mike Jr. renovate the latter’s first home as he moves in with his girlfriend. Proper, which was previously known as BuzzTaxi Communications, is launching the 6x60mins series at […]

Kuzmyk joins Proper Rights

Jenn Kuzmyk has joined the distribution wing of Canada’s Proper Television. Prior to joining Proper Rights as director of distribution, she was VP, development at Toronto-based Boxing Cats Productions. Before that she spent five years with Cream Productions and spent also spent a decade as an entertainment industry journalist at C21Media. At Proper, she will […]

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 […]

Discovery buys Proper content

Discovery channels in EMEA and Asia have acquired content from Canadian distributor Proper Rights. Discovery Networks Europe has bought the 7x60mins Handyman Superstar Challenge for its pan-EMEA feed. Canada’s TVA-owned Casa Channel has licensed French-language rights to the 9x60mins season two of Canada’s Handyman Superstar Challenge. Discovery in Asia, meanwhile, has confirmed its deal for […]