AsiaPac Sales for Boat Rocker Series


Through its Hong Kong office, Boat Rocker has signed a raft of deals with broadcasters across Asia for shows such as Dino Ranch, Love Monster and Mary’s Kitchen Crush.

Industrial Brothers’ Dino Ranch has been sold to WarnerMedia Asia, Jetsen Huashi in China and Disney Japan. The 3D animated series pairs dinosaurs and ranchers in dino-driven adventures in the great outdoors.

Love Monster, a BBC/Boat Rocker/UYoung co-production, has been acquired in Taiwan by the linear broadcaster MOMO TV as well as streamers, including MOD and FriDay. The preschool series follows the adventures of a loveable, huggable hero as he searches for the right thing to do in a world in which he is one of a kind.

Kingdom Force, also from Industrial Brothers, is a high-octane, 3D animated action show following the exploits of five mighty animal heroes as they serve and protect the citizens of five unique animal kingdoms. It has been licensed to ViuTV Hong Kong, Hakka TV Taiwan and Trans 7 Indonesia.

Disney Asia, ViuTV Hong Kong and Hakka TV Taiwan picked up Industrial Brothers’ Remy and Boo, which tells of the unique friendship between an adventurous 6-year-old girl and a squishy pink robot in Dolphin Bay.

From the unscripted slate, Mary’s Kitchen Crush, from Proper Television, stars Canada’s culinary sweetheart Mary Berg. It has been sold to Discovery Asia and JEI TV Korea.

Discovery Asia acquired Anna’s Occasions, from Triton HQ, in which Anna Olsen shares her new collection of desserts from her bright and cozy kitchen as she bakes for life’s special moments. The show has also been licensed to SBS Food in Australia.

NTV Japan went for Chuck and the First People’s Kitchen, from Andicma Media, following chef and broadcaster Chuck Hughes in his search of the ancestral culinary traditions of the First Nations. The show was also picked up by SBS Food Australia and its indigenous channel, NITV.

National Geographic Asia acquired Shark Teeth Films’ Secrets in the Ice, which merges CGI re-creations, advanced scanning technology and scientific research as it goes to the most remote, cold and inhospitable places on the planet to reveal great mysteries that were once frozen in time.

The wildlife series You’re Called What, from Wild Bear Entertainment, was licensed to JY Animation China, True Visions Thailand and Channel A and JEI TV Korea. The show provides an insight into the lives of peculiarly titled animals such as the Chinstrap Penguin and the Monkeyface Prickleback and reveals how they got those funny names.

Curious Features’ Living Colour was sold to CCTC China, DaAi TV Taiwan and True Visions Thailand. An exploration of the science of color, it hears from scientists who are fascinated by how we experience color and people who see color in remarkable ways.

Henry Or, senior VP of strategic partnerships for Asia at Boat Rocker, said: “We’re delighted that so many of our titles have been picked up across these key regions. 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.”