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WarnerMedia, Discovery among buyers of Boat Rocker content in Asia, Australia

Mary’s Kitchen Crush has been acquired by Discovery Asia and JEI TV Korea

Canada’s Boat Rocker Media has secured a raft of deals for its children’s and unscripted content with multiple buyers from across Asia and Australia.

3D animated series Dino Ranch (52×11′), produced by Toronto’s Industrial Brothers, has been sold to WarnerMedia Asia, Jetsen Huashi in China and Disney Japan, while preschool series Love Monster (54×7’), a coproduction between the BBC, Boat Rocker and UYoung, has been acquired by Taiwanese linear broadcaster Momo TV and streaming services MOD and FriDay.

Kingdom Force (52×11’, Industrial Brothers), a 3D animation following five animal heroes as they protect the citizens of five unique animal kingdoms, has been picked up by ViuTV Hong Kong, Hakka TV Taiwan and Trans 7 Indonesia.

In addition, animated adventure series Remy and Boo (52 x 11), also produced by Industrial Brothers, has been acquired by Disney Asia, ViuTV Hong Kong and Hakka TV Taiwan.

On the unscripted front, culinary series Mary’s Kitchen Crush (30×30’), produced by Boat Rocker-owned Canadian prodco Proper Television, has been acquired by Discovery Asia and JEI TV Korea, while Anna’s Occasions (10×22’, Triton HQ) has been bought by Discovery Asia and SBS Food in Australia.

Elsewhere, Chuck and the First People’s Kitchen (13×30’, Andicma Media) has been acquired by NTV Japan, SBS Food Australia and SBS’s indigenous channel NITV; seasons one and two of Secrets in the Ice (Shark Teeth Films) have been picked up by National Geographic Asia; wildlife series You’re Called What (13×30’, Wild Bear Entertainment) has been licensed to JY Animation China, True Visions Thailand, Channel A and JEI TV Korea; and science doc Living Colour (1×60’, Curious Features) has been acquired by CCTC China, DaAi TV Taiwan and True Visions Thailand.

“These deals include some of our major in-house-produced shows and many are with traditionally less accessible broadcasters, highlighting the strategic importance of Boat Rocker’s Hong Kong office and the wide-ranging, globally appealing and engaging nature of our ever-growing portfolio,” said Henry Or, Boat Rocker’s senior VP of strategic partnerships for Asia.

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