Broadcaster Magazine

Boat Rocker Media Acquires Radical Sheep

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  • Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands, has acquired Radical Sheep, an award-winning production company and producers of such series as Big Comfy Couch, Stella and Sam, The Bagel and Becky Show and Fangbone!, among other children’s content. Radical Sheep will become the original kids and family content arm of Boat Rocker Studios – Boat Rocker’s creative engine. 

    This is the second acquisition in the kids and family arena for Boat Rocker Media and, along with the growth of its Boat Rocker Animation division, marks the continued strategic expansion for the company in the creation and distribution of premium kids and animation content for the global marketplace. All of Boat Rocker Studios’ original kids productions, including the global fan favorite The Next Step and Lost & Found Music Studios, which will premiere on Netflix on April 1, will be consolidated under Radical Sheep. Boat Rocker’s significant minority interest in Industrial Brothers will remain separate from Radical Sheep and will continue to operate independently, creating original IP with support from the entire Boat Rocker team.

    Michelle Melanson Cuperus, Radical Sheep’s vice president of production and development and executive producer, will become president of Radical Sheep.  Radical Sheep will be headquartered at Boat Rocker’s Toronto offices.

    In addition to Big Comfy Couch, Radical Sheep has more than 500 episodes of award-winning series and successful licensing programs including Yup Yups (Family Jr. Canada), the multi-award winning Stella and Sam, Can You Imagine That! (TVOKids, Knowledge Network). The company is currently in pre-production or production on Bagel & Becky (Teletoon Canada), Fangbone (Family CHRGD, DISNEY XD US), Tee & Mo (TVOKids, CBeebies, Knowledge Network), and Ollie! The Boy Who Became What He Ate (CBC), which is distributed by Boat Rocker Rights.