Boat Rocker Media acquires Radical Sheep

The deal will see Radical Sheep become the original kids and family content arm of Boat Rocker Studios.

inks deal - shutterstockBoat Rocker Media has acquired Toronto-based, kids-focused production company Radical Sheep.

The deal will see Radical Sheep become the original kids and family content arm of Boat Rocker Studios, the production-focused division of Boat Rocker Media. All of Boat Rocker Studios’ original kids productions, which include shows like The Next Step and Lost & Found Music Studios, will be consolidated under Radical Sheep.

Radical Sheep VP of production and development and executive producer Michelle Melanson Cuperus will become president of Radical Sheep. She will report directly to Temple Street co-executive chairmen David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg. Radical Sheep owner and executive producer John Leitch will continue as a consultant, with a focus on strategic initiatives and supporting Radical Sheep’s growth. The company will be headquartered in Boat Rocker’s Toronto offices.

“This acquisition grows Boat Rocker’s incredible portfolio of high-quality content, not only strengthening our core IP creation business but also expanding our global distribution and partnership opportunities,” said Boat Rocker Media CEO John Young in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with the entire Radical Sheep team to deepen our relationships with industry partners in the kids and family arena.”

Series in Radical Sheep’s portfolio include  Big Comfy Couch, Stella and Sam, The Bagel and Becky Show and Fangbone!. The company also produced Ollie! The Boy Who Became What He Ate, which was Boat Rocker Media’s first third-party distribution acquisition.

Boat Rocker also has a significant minority interest in Industrial Brothers, which will remain separate from Radical Sheep. It will continue to operate independently and create original content with the support of Boat Rocker.