Proper Rights unleashes exterminator extraordinaire Billy Bretherton in the UK and Ireland with the sale of Billy Goes North to Blaze

June 28, 2017 By Christine Liber
(TORONTO - June 28, 2017) After taking on North America's worst critters, exterminator and pest control expert Billy Bretherton is ready to invade Europe! Proper Rights introduces the world's most colourful exterminator to the UK and Ireland with the sale of Billy Goes North (12x30') to A+E branded channel Blaze.
 
"Billy is a genuine character that is loved by audiences worldwide," said Natalie Vinet, Vice President, Proper Rights. "We're pleased to be working with A+E to bring his trademark Southern style, ingenious methods, and endless sense of adventure to yet another market."
 
Billy Goes North, produced by Proper Television, follows the adventures of well-known TV personality Billy Bretherton as he leaves Louisiana behind to conquer some of North America's most menacing pests and critters. From encounters with wolves preying on livestock, to battling beavers flooding country roads, to evicting porcupines from a home, or wrangling escaped exotic animals run amok, Billy's hands-on approach, always get the job done. 
 
Recent additional sales by Proper Rights also include two series produced by Essential Media - Body Hack with Todd Sampson (6x60') to Bell Media's French specialty channel Canal D, and celebrity scandal series Under The Influence (6x60') to Bell Media's French specialty channel Investigation.
 
Discovery Benelux picked up the car-cult favourite Vegas Rat Rods Season 3 (12x60'), produced by Proper Television, while Proper's docu-series True North Calling (6x30') has been sold to Viasat for their Explore channel across the Nordics, CEE and Russia.

See below for full series descriptions:
 
BILLY GOES NORTH (12 x 30')
Produced by: Proper Television
After taking on the South's worst critters, North America's favourite exterminator and pest control expert, Billy Bretherton has left Louisiana behind.  Now he's taking on a new challenge - the biggest, baddest pests and wildest animals of the Great White North.  
 
VEGAS RAT RODS (12 x 60')
Produced by: Proper Television
Having spent the past two decades scouring the desert around Vegas for cars, parts and Rat Rod inspiration, Steve Darnell is starting to realize many of his reliable stomping grounds have been picked dry. With ever more clients seeking out his expertise, Season 3 finds Steve venturing farther afield to find his rusty relics, which means he needs to trust the rest of the Welderup crew back at his garage on the Vegas strip to look after the shop. 

BODY HACK WITH TODD SAMPSON (6 x 60')
Produced by: Essential Media
Todd Sampson, adventurer and human guinea pig, takes on some of the biggest challenges of his life as he embarks on an epic exploration investigating some of the world's most extraordinary people. Using science as his guide, Todd deconstructs and decodes how these incredible people live, what they do differently from the rest of us and how this impacts the human body. But, in true Todd Sampson style, he will not just observe them: he will hack into their lives and try to become them. 
 
UNDER THE INFLUENCE (6x60')
Produced by: Essential Media
Under The Influence explores the negative influences and disturbing circumstances that have sent celebrities down the wrong path. In each one-hour episode, two infamous star scandals are examined with archive, experts and re-enactment, uncovering new insights and examining key evidence. Behind every star meltdown is a mess of destructive friends, unfortunate circumstances and bad choices that enable the crash. Celebrities profiled include: Amy Winehouse, Prince, George Michael, Heath Ledger, Lindsay Lohan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Britney Spears, among others. 

About Proper Rights Inc. 
Proper Rights Inc., a division of Proper Television, is an energetic and forward-thinking television distribution company based in Toronto, operating domestically and internationally. Previously BuzzTaxi Communications, in 2014 the company joined forces with Proper Television, one of Canada's strongest and most sought-after creators of factual programming. Proper Rights Inc. has become a recognized and reputable player in the international market with an extensive client base and an impressive catalogue. www.properrights.com.
 
For further information, please contact:
Christine Liber, Publicist, Proper Television
T. 416-598-2500 x 571, cliber@propertelevision.ca