Get Rich or Die Buyin'! OLN Greenlights New Original Series Storage Wars Canada

Get Rich or Die Buyin'! OLN Greenlights New Original Series Storage Wars Canada 
- Start of production on 36, half-hour episodes slated for May; filming to 
take place in locations across Ontario - 
- Homegrown series produced by Proper Television - 
-Storage Wars format is licensed globally by FremantleMedia - 
TORONTO, April 2, 2013 /CNW/ - It's time for Canada to go bid or go home as 
the popular Storage Wars franchise arrives north of the border. OLN, Proper 
Television, and FremantleMedia today announced that Storage Wars Canada (36 x 
30 minutes) has been greenlit with production slated to begin May 2013, and 
filming to take place in locations across Ontario. Additional production and 
broadcast details to be announced at a later date. 
Commissioned by OLN's original content team and produced by Proper Television, 
Storage Wars Canada is a modern-day treasure hunt, as four professional buyers 
use their knowledge, expertise, and wit to bid on the contents of abandoned, 
repossessed, and forgotten storage containers. With only a matter of minutes 
to scan the contents of the locker using only the beam of a flashlight, the 
high stakes fun begins when the buyers have to out-bid each other for the 
locker, which could be full of trash…or treasure. 
Storage Wars Canada is the latest original series commissioned by Rogers 
Media, following the successful launch of Seed earlier this year, and 
including the upcoming premieres of previously announced series Package Deal, 
The Project, and Mother Up!. Storage Wars Canada is part of the Storage Wars 
franchise from FremantleMedia's Original Productions. Storage Wars currently 
airs weeknights at 8 p.m. ET on OLN (check local listings). 
"The hit Storage Wars franchise is perfectly in tune with the outrageous 
characters and real-life stories that OLN's viewers look forward to every 
night," said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media, 
and Executive Producer of Storage Wars Canada. "Canada is filled with dynamic 
treasure hunters and passionate collectors that will bring this homegrown 
series to life, and we are excited to give Canadians this opportunity." 
Storage Wars Canada is currently casting in Ontario for treasure hunters, 
auctioneers, and appraisers for the original Canadian series. Interested 
applicants can send a resume, photo, and brief description of themselves to: 
storagetv@propertelevision.com. 
"Storage Wars Canada will allow Canadians to take part in one of television's 
most successful franchises and we are very happy to be working with OLN on 
this amazing project," said Guy O'Sullivan, President, Proper Television. 
"With OLN and Proper Television on-board to produce Storage Wars Canada, we 
are confident that the new series will combine all of the entertainment and 
characters to appeal to the Canadian audiences," said Lisa Honig, SVP, Program 
Distribution, North America, FremantleMedia International. 
Storage Wars Canada is an OLN original series produced by Proper Television 
and based on a format created by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia 
Company. Guy O'Sullivan (Come Dine with Me Canada) and Allison Grace (Holmes 
Inspection) serve as executive producers, with Geoff Siskind (Canada's Worst 
Driver) as a series producer. From Rogers Media, Claire Freeland is director 
of original programming and executive producer of the series, Malcolm Dunlop 
is executive vice-president, programming and operations, and Scott Moore is 
president of broadcast. 
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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 creatingoriginal series and adapting 
international formats including Canada's Worst Driver, Come Dine with Me 
Canada, and Four Weddings Canada.Proper Television's shows and formats are 
sold internationally by newly formed Proper Distribution. 
About FremantleMedia and FremantleMedia Enterprises
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment 
brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest 
television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by 
Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. 
FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the 
world's highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and 
factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand 
extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, 
Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group 
(which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, talkbackTHAMES, 
FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has 
operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, 
creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 
formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of 
the world's most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and 
globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions 
in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and 
the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family 
Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, 
and Neighbours. 
About OLN 
OLN is a specialty television station in Canada offering viewers a one-stop 
destination for adrenaline pumping action and adventure entertainment. Larger 
than life personalities take viewers on intense and rugged journeys across 
Canada and the world in pursuit of knowledge, competition and prey. Original 
Canadian reality, adventure, and travel series along with US acquired 
programming provides viewers with different perspectives on the world around 
them unearthing new and exhilarating adventures at every turn. OLN is a part 
of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: 
RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media 
company. For more information visit www.OLN.ca. 
Media Contacts Meghan Hardy, OLN,meghan.hardy@rci.rogers.com, 416-764-3197 
Mary-Catherine Snelgrove, Proper Television,msnelgrove@propertelevision.com, 
416-598-2500 
SOURCE: Rogers Media 
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