John Brunton

Boat Rocker acquires majority stake in Insight

Boat Rocker Media has acquired a majority stake in Insight Productions, a Canadian TV production company. The move is effective immediately and will allow Insight to diversify its offering as Boat Rocker continues to grow in the territory. John Brunton, Insight’s founder, chairman and CEO will continue to run all aspects of the company. The […]

First ever Bell/CTV format deal secured through Sony in UK

A deal that will see Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shopping Canadian format The Launch internationally marks the first time a CTV format from Bell Media has sold overseas. Sony-backed UK formats house Electric Ray is working up a local version of the music reality show, which comes from CTV parent Bell and Big Machine Label […]

Insight gets Rimer for international

Jane Rimer has come on board as a staffer and taken on a new international role at the Toronto-based producer and distributor Insight. Former FremantleMedia North America senior VP of development and programming Rimer will push Insight’s international business in the new role. She has been consulting for Insight, working on distribution, coproduction and first-look […]