Boat Rocker Rights acquires Peace Point catalog

Boat Rocker Media's distribution arm has acquired the entire factual and lifestyle catalog from Peace Point Rights, the distribution arm of Peace Point Entertainment Group, including Food Truck Face Off (pictured).
August 16, 2016

Toronto-headquartered Boat Rocker Rights has picked up the entire factual and lifestyle catalog from Peace Point Rights, the distribution arm of Peace Point Entertainment Group.

Boat Rocker Rights is part of Boat Rocker Media, which includes Temple Street Productions under its Studios division. The company reorganized and rebranded its operations in February, launching several new branches, including Boat Rocker Rights.

The deal covers more than 40 programs totaling 600-plus hours of content, and includes a combination of Peace Point-produced programs and third-party acquired content. It also covers a multi-year first look deal on forthcoming Peace Point productions.

Factual and lifestyle series rights included in the acquisition include cookery series Bake with Anna Olson, renovation comedy Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure, bridal fashion reality series Keasha’s Perfect Dress and competition series Food Truck Face Off (pictured).

Les Tomlin [president of the Peace Point Entertainment Group] and his team have been consistently producing successful, globally accessible content for over 15 years,” said Jon Rutherford, president of distribution at Boat Rocker Rights, in a statement. “In addition, 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.

“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.”

“”We’re looking forward to working with Boat Rocker as our distribution partner as we continue to expand our growing slate of productions,” added Tomlin.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.