Boat Rocker Secures Sales for Food & Lifestyle Titles


Boat Rocker has inked new deals for several of its unscripted shows, including three in-house productions.

Mary Makes It Easy, made by Boat Rocker-owned Proper Television, has been acquired by Food Network in the U.S., where it premiered in February, as well as Canal+ for Poland; TV Paprika for Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Moldova; Ananey for Israel; and Disney/24 Kitchen for the Netherlands.

Filmed in Mary Berg’s home kitchen, Mary Makes It Easy sees the presenter and best-selling author share tips, tricks and recipes to solve everyday cooking problems.

Also from Proper Television, Motel Makeover has been bought by Seven ProSieben in Germany, Tallit in Israel and TVA’s CASA network in French Canada. The series follows April and Sarah as they transform a decaying roadside relic into a unique destination motel.

From Boat Rocker’s Triton HQ, the baking title Anna’s Occasions has been picked up by Corus for Canada; OSN for MENA; and TV Paprika for Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Moldova. It features baker Anna Olsen showcasing her new collection of desserts from her kitchen as she bakes for life’s special moments. Ananey in Israel has also acquired three of Anna’s baking shows: Anna’s Occasions, the fourth season of Bake with Anna Olson and Inspired with Anna Olson.

OSN has acquired for MENA the food and travel title Chuck and the First People’s Kitchen, from Andicma Media. Channel 5 in the U.K., meanwhile, has picked up the interior design program Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure.