TORONTO (September 4, 2013) 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce the sale of Extreme Babysitting (22 x 30’) to Nickelodeon UK. The prank reality series first launched in Canada on YTV early in 2013 and is now part of 9 Story’s portfolio with the company’s recent strategic relationship with CCI Entertainment and acquisition of CCI Kids’ family and children’s library.
Extreme Babysitting is a hidden camera reality show that takes teenagers and puts them to the ultimate test...one that they will NEVER see coming. When the “babysitter” shows up for what they think is a routine assignment, the prank unfolds... the situations - unimaginable, the reactions - priceless.
Created and produced by General Purpose Pictures in partnership with CCI Entertainment and YTV, Extreme Babysitting was recently green lit for a second season.
“Extreme Babysitting fits the Nick sensibility of full-on fun and I am sure that our audience will relish the mayhem that unfolds in the course of an episode,” said Tim Patterson, VP, Director of Programming, Nickelodeon UK.
“We are thrilled to partner with Nickelodeon in the UK,” said Natalie Osborne, Managing Director, 9 Story Entertainment. “We think Extreme Babysitting is great fun and know kids in the UK will enjoy it as much as those in Canada who've been making it such a big success for YTV,” added Jill Keenleyside, Vice President Distribution, 9 Story Entertainment.
9 Story Entertainment is one of the industry’s leading creators, producers and distributors of award-winning animated and live-action content for young audiences around the world. With one of North America’s largest animation studios based in Toronto, 9 Story has over 200 creative and production staff, and has produced over 800 half hours of quality children’s and family programming, seen on some of the most respected children’s channels around the world across multiple platforms. The company’s distribution arm 9 Story Enterprises represents a growing catalogue which includes several beloved brands such as Arthur, Wibbly Pig, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, Wild Kratts and Almost Naked Animals in addition to exciting new series such as Numb Chucks, Camp Lakebottom, Cache Craze, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Nerds and Monsters. The company recently acquired distribution rights to CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment, increasing 9 Story’s portfolio to over 1500 half hours of content with popular shows such as Guess How Much I Love You, Joe & Jack, Artzooka! and Extreme Babysitting. www.9story.com
Available in 14 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Victorious, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings audiences in the UK and Ireland hit international and locally-produced entertainment content. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, TalkTalk channel 315 and through BT Vision.
CCI Entertainment Ltd. (Cambium Catalyst International)
Formed in 2002 through the merger of Cambium Entertainment Corp and Catalyst Entertainment Inc, CCI is founded on over 30 years of experience in television production and international distribution in all genres including kids, lifestyle, drama and factual programming.
During this time the Toronto-based company has set new standards for excellence, service and integrity in the International entertainment arena.
CCI Entertainment is the producer of over 2000 hours of award-winning content. The exceptional in-house talent, combined with the expertise of a global network of production partners has contributed to CCI’s strong track record as a trustworthy, innovative and successful force in the entertainment industry.
CCI Entertainment’s mission is to create great television; television that entertains, engages our minds and hearts; television that fuels our imagination.
General Purpose Pictures is an independent Toronto based production company producing entertaining and critically acclaimed content for broadcasters worldwide. Headed by industry veteran Scott Clark McNeil since its inception in 2002, the company is recognized for the substantial inroads it has made in the genres of reality, lifestyle, docu-soap and kids content. GPP has produced hundreds of hours of programming including The Heat With Mark McEwan, Holmes on Homes, Extreme Babysitting, Rebel Without a Kitchen and Save Us From Our House! GPP's unique brand of storytelling keeps on pushing the envelope in every genre they tackle, entertaining, informing and capturing audiences with their signature General Purpose style.
For further information:
Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Entertainment
+1 416 530-9900 ext 230, firstname.lastname@example.org