Boat Rocker Rights


Boat Rocker acquires Fremantle’s kids division

Boat Rocker Media has acquired FremantleMedia’s Kids & Family Entertainment division. The move is effective immediately. It follows a range of investments that Boat Rocker has made in kids entertainment in the past two years, including the purchase of Jam Filled Entertainment, Arc Production assets and a co-development deal with children’s brand Fisher-Price. The division […]

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. […]

Boat Rocker consolidates factual units

Canada-based Boat Rocker Media is bringing its factual assets together as a new unit, Crooked Horse Productions. To this point, Boat Rocker has produced unscripted programming under a Temple Street Factual moniker. However, with Temple Street primarily focused on scripted shows such as Orphan Black, Crooked Horse has been established, with VP David Lerech leading […]

Boat Rocker & Cisneros sign ‘long-term’ deal

Canada’s Boat Rocker Rights and a subsidiary of Venezuela’s Cisneros Media Distribution have signed a “long-term” coproduction and distribution agreement. This will see Boat Rocker and Mobius.Lab Productions coproducing and co-distributing ten programmes, with Boat Rocker selling them into English-language markets and CMD, which is part of Latin American broadcaster Cisneros, doing the same in […]

Boat Rocker & Cisneros sign ‘long-term’ deal

Canada’s Boat Rocker Rights and a subsidiary of Venezuela’s Cisneros Media Distribution have signed a “long-term” coproduction and distribution agreement. This will see Boat Rocker and Mobius.Lab Productions coproducing and co-distributing ten programmes, with Boat Rocker selling them into English-language markets and CMD, which is part of Latin American broadcaster Cisneros, doing the same in […]

Sprout touts robot toon, trio in development

US kids channel Sprout has greenlit a 26-episode toon about a girl and her robot friend, and outlined a development slate that includes a series inspired by Shaquille O’Neal. Remy and Boo represents Sprout’s first series commitment since Deidre Brennan was tapped to lead NBCUniversal-owned channel as general manager. The new series comes from Canadian […]

Boat Rocker buys Peace Point Rights

Toronto’s Boat Rocker Media continues to buy up compatriot companies, this time acquiring Peace Point Rights through its distribution arm. Having acquired kids company Jam Filled Entertainment, a stake in Industrial Brothers, and the catalogue of Mountain Road Productions, the Canadian firm has added the sales arm of Peace Point Entertainment to its ranks. The […]

Boat Rocker takes on Mountain Road library

Canadian distributor Boat Rocker Rights has secured worldwide distribution of local unscripted prodco Mountain Road Productions’ near-200-hour library. The deal comprises series such as 10x60mins Heavy Lifting, which was for French-Canadian network Historia and followed mobile crane operators; I Wrecked My House (pictured), a 14x30mins/1x60mins HGTV Canada home reno series; and Selling Big, a 26x30mins […]

Boat Rocker collars Young Drunk Punk

New Canada-based distributor Boat Rocker Rights will be in Cannes with its first third-party acquisition, an adaptation of The Kids in the Hall comedy troupe star Bruce McCulloch’s autobiographical theatre show. Half-hour comedy Young Drunk Punk is a coproduction of SEVEN24 Films (Wyonna Earp) and Accent Entertainment (Death Comes to Town), exec-produced by McCulloch, who […]

Rutherford builds Boat Rocker rights team

The newly-established Boat Rocker Rights has appointed a VP, global sales and licensing. Gia DeLaney will join Boat Rocker Media’s sales arm, which former Tricon Films & Television distribution chief Jon Rutherford heads as president. DeLaney was most recently VP, programme sales at American Greetings Entertainment (fka American Greetings Properties), where she sold programming for […]