Boat Rocker Media

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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.

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Boat Rocker Media invests in Serial Box

Hoping the addictive nature of serialized TV and podcasts can translate to published stories, the Toronto-based company has led a $1.65-million investment round in the platform.

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Cameras roll on final episodes of Killjoys

Series creator Michelle Lovretta hands showrunner duties to Adam Barken for the last two seasons.

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Boat Rocker buys Fremantle’s Kids & Family Entertainment division

The acquisition brings popular FremantleMedia kids properties including Danger Mouse and Bitz & Bob into the Boat Rocker fold.

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The biggest business stories of the year

What better way to reflect on another busy year than to read Playback‘s most-read industry stories of 2017?