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Michelle Abbott named CFO at Boat Rocker

The appointment comes 15 months after Abbott assumed the post on an interim basis following the departure of Shannon Valliant.

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Boat Rocker sprints into a new line of business

The company tells Playback exclusively about the launch of Evolve Functional Fitness, a video-based functional fitness program cultivated through its Ventures division.

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Deals: NFB, Kidoodle.TV, Platform One

Arthouse streamer OVID adds NFB animations to its collection, while Boat Rocker’s latest acquisition forms a new partnership.

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Deals: eOne, Boat Rocker, Kew Media Distribution

Boat Rocker Media’s Platform One inks a first-look deal, while eOne names a South Korean licensing agent for Peppa Pig and more.

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Boat Rocker taps new SVP of global kids sales

Former VP of global sales Gia DeLaney will lead worldwide distribution for the company’s kids & family shows.

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CBS All Access enters kid-con space through DHX, Boat Rocker deals

The U.S.-based streamer has acquired new seasons of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Danger Mouse, in addition to more than 1,000 hours of library content.

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Boat Rocker takes stake in Untitled Entertainment

The talent management and production company reps talent including Gillian Anderson, Matt Dillon and Chris Rock.

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Bob Higgins takes lead of kids and family unit at Boat Rocker

The company has also folded its kid-focused subsidiary Radical Sheep into the kids and family division.

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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.