Boat Rocker acquires Peace Point Rights

As its acquisition spree continues, Boat Rocker Rights adds Peace Point Rights' entire 600-hour catalogue of factual and lifestyle series to its library.

Is there going to be an end to Boat Rocker’s acquisition streak?

There will be plenty of people wondering that in the Canadian media scene today, with news that Boat Rocker Rights, the content distribution, sales and licensing arm of Boat Rocker Media, has announced its acquisition of Peace Point Rights, itself a division of Peace Point Entertainment Group.

With the deal, Boat Rocker acquires a catalogue of approximately 600 hours of content from more than 40 factual and lifestyle shows, including Bake With Anna Olson, Food Truck Face Off and Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure.

Peace Point’s catalogue contains in-house produced shows, as well as third-party acquisitions. As a stipulation of the agreement, Boat Rocker will have a multi-year, first-look deal for future projects produced by Peace Point.

“Peace Point has built strong distribution partnerships with a wide variety of content producers, and we look forward to working closely with each party and strategically representing their programs moving forward,” said Jon Rutherford, president, distribution, Boat Rocker Rights in a statement. “These additions round out Boat Rocker’s factual content library significantly, and the new partnership on Peace Point’s upcoming productions will continue this pipeline into the future.”

Earlier this month, Boat Rocker announced it had acquired Ottawa-based 2D-animation service studio Jam Filled Entertainment. Then, four days later, in an unexpected turn, Jam Filled entered an agreement to acquire “substantially all of the business” of Arc Productions, which closed its doors and filed motions toward receivership in early August.

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