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Playback’s most-read stories of 2018

It was a typically unpredictable year in the world of Canadian TV and film. Check out Playback‘s most-clicked stories of 2018.

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Boat Rocker combines content and rights teams under Studios banner

The newly merged division will be headed up by Jon Rutherford, who has been promoted to managing director of the Studios division.

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Sailing into international waters: Boat Rocker Media

Playback‘s 2018 Media Company of the Year gets closer to its global-studio vision with a year that saw significant M&A and an evolution of its business model.

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Boat Rocker buys U.S. prodco Matador Content

The deal for the Lip Sync Battle producer marks the Toronto company’s first acquisition of a U.S. production company.

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Boat Rocker adds eOne SVP for biz and legal affairs

Dina Appleton has joined the Toronto-based company as it continues to expand internationally.

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Boat Rocker builds out Ventures division

Andrew Spergel, the former SVP of corporate development and strategy at eOne, has been appointed as EVP of Boat Rocker Ventures.

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Syfy U.K. picks up more Killjoys

The fourth season of the Temple Street-produced series will debut next month.

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Banff ’18: How Canadian cos are taking control of their own destiny

Boat Rocker, Blue Ant and Wow! discuss contrasting approaches to M&A and having the ability to self-commission projects.

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Boat Rocker acquires majority stake in Insight Productions

With the investment, Insight plans to expand and diversify its development slate and “plunge more aggressively into the digital world.”

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Production underway on Vintage Tech Hunters

The series is produced by Boat Rocker’s unscripted arm Crooked Horse Productions and will air on Bell Media’s Discovery.

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Proper TV ups Allison Grace to VP of content

The Toronto prodco also revealed a number of other changes to its senior management team.

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IP: The new currency of ideas

The growing demand for more content is sending prodcos to new places in search of fresh properties.