TVOKids greenlights more It’s My Party
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TVOKids has greenlit a second season of Bristow Global Media’s (BGM) series It’s My Party!
The upcoming season of 13 x 22-minute season two is set to air on TVOkids later this year and will be available for streaming on TVOkids.com. It is produced with financial support from the Shaw Rocket Fund and the Canada Media Fund, and distributed internationally by Distribution360. The show guides young viewers through different cultural celebrations including Diwali, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah.
To accompany the upcoming season BGM is also working on expanding companion game Party Time! which lets kids explore, customize and design celebrations by mixing and matching elements from the different events the show covers. Developed in collaboration with digital-content creator Relish Interactive, it was one of TVOkids.com’s top-performing games of 2018, with 95% of kids who started it playing through to the end. Part of the expansion involves a contest which asks kids to share their favorite family or cultural festivities for a chance to star in an episode of the show.
These moves come as BGM recently bolstered its executive team by hiring former TVO producer Daniel Bourré as EP to oversee its expanding kids content slate.