Production Now Underway for Discovery’s Newest Original Canadian Series, VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS

— May 16, 2018

– Co-commissioned by Discovery and Boat Rocker Studios, the 14-part series follows a fascinating journey across North America in search of amazing pop culture and tech memorabilia that can be resold for a healthy profit –
– Production locations span North America, including Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara, Ont., Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago –

TORONTO (May 16, 2018) – Discovery announced today that production is currently underway for its latest original Canadian series, VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS. Co-commissioned by Discovery and Boat Rocker Studios, and distributed internationally by Boat Rocker Rights, VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS is produced by Crooked Horse Productions. The 14 x 30-minute series is filming in cities across North America, including Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara, Ont., Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago. VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS features charismatic collectors Shaun Hatton and Bohus Blahut, who have turned an obsession with retro pop culture finds into their dream jobs. The vibrant duo scours Canada and the U.S., rooting through rickety attics, dusty garages, flea markets, and auctions for rare and nostalgic treasures. From original Nintendo Game Boys and priceless first-edition computers to animatronic toys, the pair aims to uncover rare and nostalgic treasures – because to the right collector, they’re worth a fortune.

(L-R): Hosts of VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS Shaun Hatton and Bohus Blahut

VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS is a winning mix and a perfect fit for our viewers – two fascinating experts, the excitement of their epic hunting trips, and the amazing value of some of these nostalgic items,” said Edwina Follows, Director, Commissioning and Production, Discovery Networks Canada. “We are delighted to have kicked off production with Crooked Horse, while continuing our great partnership with Boat Rocker Studios – our partners on Discovery’s hit series CANADA’S WORST DRIVER.” “We are thrilled to work with our production partners at Discovery and Boat Rocker Studios,” said David Lerech, Senior Vice President, Crooked Horse. “We’ve unearthed a treasure of our own in Hatton and Blahut, the VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS – they’re the real find. We couldn’t be more excited to work with this dynamic duo.” “Discovery’s innovative slate of original homegrown productions continues to connect with our viewers year after year, particularly in primetime,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery Networks Canada. “We are confident in the potential of this series and look forward to adding it to our robust Canadian schedule.” VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS is produced by Crooked Horse Productions in association with Discovery Canada and Boat Rocker Studios, and distributed internationally by Boat Rocker Rights. Executive Producers for Boat Rocker Studios are Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, along with David Lerech and Bree Tiffin from Crooked Horse. From Boat Rocker Rights, Jon Rutherford is President and Series Producer is Robert Scott. For Discovery, Edwina Follows is Executive Producer, and Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.  

About Bell Media Original Productions:

Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Bravo’s mystery drama CARTER; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.

About Crooked Horse Productions:

Crooked Horse Productions is a creative-first full-service content production company. After more than a decade of creating and producing over 150 hours of premium unscripted content as “Temple Street – Factual,” Crooked Horse Productions has emerged as a distinct division of Boat Rocker Media.  With the strategic advantages that come from our association with Boat Rocker’s other divisions, Crooked Horse is able to offer our creators and broadcast partner’s innovative financing, production and distribution models to bring amazing stories to life.? Reporting to Co-Presidents of Boat Rocker Studios, David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, is Crooked Horse Senior Vice President, David Lerech. Crooked Horse’s productions include Late Nite Eats (Cooking Channel U.S.), History in the Making (Boat Rocker Media), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook’d (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Canada’s Next Top Model (CTV), and How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC).

About Boat Rocker Media:

Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms and develops brands and IP for worldwide monetization. Under its banner are Boat Rocker Studios (which includes Temple Street, Crooked Horse, Proper, Jam Filled Entertainment and Radical Sheep), Boat Rocker Rights (which includes Boat Rocker Brands), and Boat Rocker Ventures (which includes Industrial Brothers, MarcoPolo Learning, Serial Box, The Outline, and CAA Creative Labs). A selection of its recent projects includes Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), Killjoys (Syfy, Space), X Company (CBC), (Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), Masterchef Canada (CTV), Canada’s Worst Driver (Discovery), The Next Step (Family Channel), Lost & Found Music Studios (Family Channel, Netflix), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Canada’s Next Top Model (CTV), The Bagel and Becky Show (Teletoon Canada), The Loud House (Nickelodeon), and Fangbone! (Family CHRGD, DISNEY XD US). For more information on Boat Rocker Media, please visit ( and connect via (Twitter) or (Facebook)


About Discovery:
With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best factual programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at



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