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Boat Rocker Studios Sends Factual Titles Around the World


Boat Rocker Studios has inked a raft of global deals for several of its documentary series and specials, including Secrets in the Ice, Hell in the Heartland, Secrets of a Psychopath and Unexplained: Caught on Camera.

The first season of Secrets in the Ice has been sold to A+E for the U.K., Poland, Romania and South Africa; Nat Geo for MENA; Discovery Benelux; and RTI for Italy. The second season, which delivers spring/summer 2021, closed with A+E Ole in Latin America and the Caribbean; Bell Media’s Canal D in French Canada; Prava I Prevodi in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia; ProSieben in Germany; and A+E in the U.K., Poland and South Africa.

Secrets in the Ice, from Shark Teeth Films, was commissioned by Discovery Science in the U.S. and premiered in 2020. It then debuted on Super Channel in Canada in January of this year.

Seasons one and two of Unexplained: Caught on Camera were picked up by discovery+ in the U.S., premiered on the new streaming service last month.

Foxtel Australia/NZ picked up CNN Productions’ Hell in the Heartland: What Happened to Ashley and Lauria? and Secrets of a Psychopath, produced for CBS Reality Network in the U.K. Both series were also taken by Nordic Entertainment Group for their Viaplay SVOD service in the Nordics and Baltic regions.

AETN in the UK, History Channel in Germany and Quebecor’s streaming service Club Illico for French Canada also acquired Hell in the Heartland: What Happened to Ashely and Lauria?

RTL Germany and Sundance Now in the U.S. and Canada have taken Secrets of a Psychopath.

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Chelsea Regan is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.


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