Boat Rocker Media Acquires Platform One

Sep 12, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Boat Rocker Media has acquired Platform One Media, continuing the aggressive expansion of its Hollywood holdings, Deadline reports. The report notes that the Canadian entertainment company bought “the indie TV studio for premium scripted content launched two years ago by TPG Growth, whose parent TPG owns a majority stake in CAA, and John Malone’s Liberty Global.”

Deadline adds: “Over the past year and a half, Boat Rocker Media has been expanding aggressively its global footprint with acquisitions of unscripted production company Matador Content, which is behind Paramount Network’s ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ Fremantle’s Kids & Family division, taking a majority stake in Insight Productions, a leading Canadian unscripted production company (‘The Amazing Race Canada,’ ‘Big Brother Canada,’ ‘Top Chef Canada’), and making a significant financial investment in talent management/production company Untitled Entertainment.”

Katie O’Connell Marsh, who launched Platform One in 2017 as CEO, was named Founder and Chairman of Platform One and will take on a senior leadership role at Boat Rocker, the report notes.

“In addition, current Platform One Chief Creative Officer, Elisa Ellis, and Head of Finance and Strategy, Steve Lescroart, have been promoted to Co-Presidents of Platform One, reporting to O’Connell Marsh, effective immediately,” Deadline adds.

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