Deals: OUTtv, Boat Rocker, DHX

OUTtv scores a lineup of drag queen comedy specials while Boat Rocker and DHX launch new product partnerships.


LGBTQ network OUTtv has inked a partnership with U.S. drag management firm Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) to broadcast a quartet of stand-up comedy specials from popular drag queens. The comedy specials include Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend (pictured), Katya Zamolodchikova: Help Me, I’m Dying, and Bob the Drag Queen: Crazy Black Lady, as well as a special from Alaska Thunderf*ck. The first special, Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend, will air Sept. 26 on OUTtv and streaming platform OUTtv GO.

OUTtv has also picked up the rights to PEG’s feature documentary The Queens, which follows the lives of four famous drag queens: Jinkx Monsoon, Sharon Needles, Alaska Thunderf*ck and Katya Zamolodchikova. The doc will premiere Sept. 30 on OUTtv and OUTtv GO. All projects are directed and coproduced by Adrienne Gruben.

Boat Rocker Studios

Toronto-based producer and distributor Boat Rocker Studios has partnered with toy company Funko on a new range of collectibles based on the characters from the animated series Danger Mouse. Set to launch online and on third-party distribution channels in fall 2020, the new products are based on the original version of the action/comedy show and will include Funko’s Pop! style of vinyl figures. The toyco is also releasing digital stickers (still and animated), digital cards and 3D collectibles of characters. Consumers will also be able to create 2D- and 3D-custom avatars based on Danger Mouse through Funko’s Pop!Yourself mobile app.

DHX Brands

DHX Media’s brand management and consumer product arm DHX Brands has formed a direct-to-retail collaboration for products based on U.K. children’s series In the Night Garden. The company will work with TJ Morris to launch the products in Home Bargains and Quality Save stores in the U.S., beginning at the end of July. The products are targeted to children from six months to 2.5 years old and include toys, clothes, cups and tableware. The deal was negotiated by licensing agency CPLG.

With files from Kidscreen