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New factual entertainment format celebrates diversity by exploring the way kids party

TORONTO, CANADA (August 4, 2017) ­ Bristow Global Media Inc. is pleased to announce that its new kids’ factual series It’s My Party, has been greenlit by TVO and has commenced production in Toronto. From the Hindu Festival of Holi to a Bat Mitzvah to Kwanzaa to the Vietnamese Moon Festival, viewers are taken on a fascinating journey of discovery into different communities within Canada. The series offers a fresh take on the celebrations and explores the origins and meaning behind different elements – all from a child’s perspective. Slated to premiere in 2018 on TVO, the 13 x 22-minute series is geared for kids 6 to 9.

Each episode pairs up two kids who have never met before, one will act as the party guide, the other will be their VIP guest. These two newfound friends jump in feet first into new cultural experiences, participating in a series of challenges and games linked to the food, fashion and festivities of the dynamic celebrations, which culminates in a lively performance.

“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with TVO on It’s My Party,” said Julie Bristow, President and CEO, Bristow Global Media​. “The series is inspired by the diverse fabric of our communities and our curiousity behind these traditions, festivals and religious ceremonies. Audiences will be entertained by this playful series. Each celebration is explored in a fun and easy to follow format for kids and parents.”

“BGM has created a format that will not only entertain, it is the perfect vehicle for exploring the diverse cultural and religious communities who make Ontario their home,” said Marney Malabar​, Director, Kids TV, TVO. “It’s My Party will celebrate our local communities and help develop an understanding of how traditions and events contribute to and enrich Canadian society.”

It’s My Party is produced by Bristow Global Media, in association with TVO, with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund​ and the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Key executives include executive producers Julie Bristow​, Marlo Miazga and Daniel Bourré for Bristow Global Media, as well as Marney Malabar and Marianne Lambert for TVO. Distribution360​ will partner with Bristow Global Media on international distribution, also overseeing format rights worldwide.

About TVO

As the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit

About Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM)

Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM) is a Toronto-based content creation company, specializing in creating multiplatform content across all genres, including scripted, lifestyle, reality, documentary and sports. The company was launched in 2013 by leading broadcast executive and producer Julie Bristow, whose 20-year career at the CBC included the creation of award-winning entertainment divisions, the launch of national digital media platforms and the stewardship of iconic sports brands. BGM boasts a successful roster of linear and non-linear content, including: NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (CBC, NBCSN, Rogers), Pressure Cooker (W Network), Hockey Wives (W Network), Canada: The Story of Us (CBC), Canadian Country Music Association’s CCMA Awards (CBC and CMT), Pardon My French (YouTube), The Zone (YTV, YouTube) and Corus’ brand-driven kids’ content and programming specials (YTV, TELETOON, Nickelodeon Canada).



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