- Proper Television to fully own and operate BuzzTaxi Communications -
- Proper Television will integrate operations immediately-
- Rebranding details to be announced -
TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Leading factual entertainment creator Proper Television today announced that it has acquired international television
distribution company BuzzTaxi Communications. This purchase marks an
important milestone for Proper Television, as the Canadian production
company expands into the content distribution business. Rebranding
details will be announced shortly.
Effective immediately, Proper Television will wholly own and operate
BuzzTaxi Communications, an energetic and forward-thinking content
distribution company, operating both domestically and internationally.
Founding partners Jenna Bourdeau and Natalie Vinet will remain on the
executive team as vice-presidents. There will be no personnel changes
for either company as a result of the acquisition.
"It's the obvious next step in the evolution of Proper. Acquiring a
cracking company like BuzzTaxi means we can hit the ground running with
our growing number of original series, as well as aggressively seek
third-party content," said Guy O'Sullivan, President of Proper
Television. "Jenna and Natalie have spent more than a decade out in the
marketplace and their know-how will be invaluable as we grow the Proper
"Proper is an undeniable production force, creating top-notch
programming here in Canada," said Jenna Bourdeau, Vice-President,
Proper Distribution. "We're thrilled to bring this caliber of prime
time factual entertainment to the global market."
"We've worked very closely with our production clients over the years
and can now expand the services we provide, including earlier
involvement in the financing stage for the right project," said Natalie
Vinet, Vice-President, Proper Distribution.
Proper Television is one of Canada's strongest and most sought-after
creators of factual programming, generating series including Canada's Worst Driver, Storage Wars Canada, and the recently announced MasterChef Canada. Recognized as a leading provider of factual entertainment, docu-drama,
reality, documentary, and specialist factual programming, Proper has
earned a reputation for creating world-class original television.
BuzzTaxi Communications was established in 1999 and has become a
recognized and reputable player in the international market, having an
extensive client base and an impressive catalogue of factual content,
including documentaries and lifestyle series. Titles currently being
distributed by BuzzTaxi include Les Stroud's Survivorman series, Canada's Handyman Challenge and Real Designing Women from Firvalley Productions.
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About Proper Television
Proper Television is a leading provider of factual entertainment,
reality, documentary and docu-dramas for Canadian, US and International
markets. Headed by former BBC director Guy O'Sullivan, Proper
Television has earned a distinguished reputation for creating original
series and adapting international formats including Canada's Worst Driver, Come Dine with Me Canada, and Storage Wars Canada. Proper Television's shows and formats are sold internationally by
newly formed Proper Distribution.
About BuzzTaxi Communications
Founded in 1999 by Natalie Vinet and Jenna Bourdeau, BuzzTaxi is a
leading, specialist distributor of factual content and has established
itself as a recognized and reputable company operating in both the
domestic and international markets. Titles currently being distributed
by BuzzTaxi include Les Stroud's Survivorman series, Canada's Handyman Challenge and Real Designing Women from Firvalley Productions, as well as award-winning Simcha's
Jacobovici's The Naked Archaeologist (Associated Producers), along with MDF Production's social media
sensation Grand Benders.
SOURCE: Proper Television
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