Bristow Global Media’s New Documentary Series Focusing on the Life of Hockey Wives is Greenlit for Corus Entertainment’s W Network
News September 17, 2014
Toronto, Canada – September 17, 2014 – Bristow Global Media (BGM) announce the production of a yet to be named, new original documentary series following the lives of hockey wives (8×60’) to air on Corus Entertainment’s W Network, for an anticipated February 2015 launch. The deep access documentary series follows the wives and girlfriends of some of professional hockey’s most celebrated and up-and-coming players over the course of an NHL season. Confirmed for the series are Nicole Brown, wife of Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown and Noureen DeWulf, wife of Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller.
There may be some incredible perks to being a hockey wife, but make no mistake, balancing the grind of the regular season, injuries, long periods of separation, and the formidable threat of being traded, all while raising families, and building their own careers pose extraordinary challenges. Although they are based in cities all over North America, during the course of the NHL regular season their lives intersect and deeply affect one another’s. From wives who are new to the league, those whose partners are Stanley Cup winning superstars, and those nearing retirement, the women form a team of their own to support and encourage each other through personal and professional highs and lows.
“Having spent last season shooting with NHL families all over North America and in Sochi, we discovered so many fascinating and powerful women with compelling stories of their own. We’re excited to tell a deeper, more layered story against the always dramatic backdrop of our national sport,” said Julie Bristow, President & CEO Bristow Global Media.
The series is produced by BGM in association with W Network. Executive Producers are Julie Bristow President & CEO Bristow Global Media and Claire Adams, Executive Producer, Content, Bristow Global Media. Production Executive for W Network is John MacDonald, Vice President, Head of Women’s and Family Television, Corus Entertainment.
This series follows on the recent success of BGM’s debut production, the multi-platform series NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other, created in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA). This seven-part multi-platform series for NBCSN and CBC was the first of its kind for the NHL and NHLPA and debuted to critical acclaim on January 22, 2014. The series followed more than two dozen top players before, during and after their participation in the NHL Stadium Series Games, XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, and NHL Heritage Classic™ .
W Network is the leading destination for Canadian women offering a range of compelling entertainment from original programming to lifestyle series, blockbuster movies and popular dramas. Award-winning WNetwork.com offers an appealing second-screen experience with in depth show information featuring articles, videos, photo galleries, recipes and resource guides. With its extensive research capabilities and consumer insights, W Network is recognized as a leading expert in marketing to women. W Network is owned by Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment. For more information, visit WNetwork.com and corusent.com.
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, who’s 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’s debut production, the multi-platform series NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other produced for NBCSN and CBC, was created in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA). BGM is partnered with Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One Productions in the UK for content development including their new food series Pressure Cooker. The company also holds Canadian format rights to factual series Hidden Talent owned by American Express and Silver River Productions and Miss Country Girlfrom Media Factory as well as North American rights to Letters To The President fromDaniel Bertin and Small World IFT. BGM has also recently acquired Canadian format rights for factual series Mob Wivesfrom Electus International and You, Me and My Ex created by Buzz Productions and distributed by Armoza Formats.
For further information:
Mary Powers for BGM, +1 416 767 8692, firstname.lastname@example.org
Owen McCorquodale, Corus Entertainment, +1 416.479.6068, email@example.com
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