Boat Rocker Media acquires FremantleMedia’s kids and family entertainment division

Canada’s Boat Rocker Media has acquired the kids and family entertainment division of the UK-based FremantleMedia.

Effective immediately, the division will be integrated into Boat Rocker’s global distribution arm, Boat Rocker rights, and is expected to bolster international growth opportunities across Europe and Asia.

The acquisition was made for an undisclosed sum and popular FremantleMedia Kids properties Danger Mouse and Bitz & Bob will continue to be developed under Fremantle’s existing co-pro agreement with the BBC.

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has amassed a portfolio of more than 45 brands since launching in 2010.

FremantleMedia’s current co-productions include Danger Muse and Bitz & Bob with BBC, live action sketch comedy The Who Was? Show with Netflix and Penguin Young Readers, and animated comedy Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers with Shellhut Media.

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