Ed Goes International to Get The Job Done!
(Toronto – February 26, 2008) – Musician and resident adventurer Ed Robertson gears up for another high-flying season of Ed’s Up premiering Sunday, March 8 on OLN.
“We’re delighted to have a new season of Ed’s Up back on OLN,” says Alain Strati, Vice President of Specialty Television and Development, Rogers Media Television. “Ed Robertson is a multi-talented guy, and the show reflects the adventurous nature of our channel, and of our audience.”
TORONTO (CANADA) – Real Fight Club, a commissioned documentary for Canada’s Global Television network produced by Peace Point Entertainment Group weighs in on the controversy over extreme fighting or Mixed Martial Arts. This 60-minute Canadian documentary examines this new sport considered an ‘art’ by some and ‘barbaric’ by others by visiting the stakeholders from both sides of the debate.
VANCOUVER (Canada) – October 22, 2008 – OUTtv, Canada’s Gay and Lesbian television channel announced today that Jay Switzer, former CEO of Canadian broadcaster CHUM Ltd. has joined their Board of Directors.
CEO James Shavick said of the announcement, “We are thrilled and privileged to have Jay involved. I have known him from his early days at CHUM and watched him grow into one of Canadian broadcasting’s finest executives. We are so fortunate to have his advice and guidance at OUTtv.” Newly appointed COO Brad Danks adds: ,“It is such an important time for OUTtv to have the wisdom and experience of someone like Jay on our team. Our subscribers have more than doubled in the past two years and our advertising dollars are up more than six times over last year. Having someone like Jay involved can really help us get to the next level.”
Toronto, Canada (September 25, 2008) – Jet-setting back to the Western Hemisphere, Portfolio Entertainment brokers a deal with Logo, an MTV Networks brand, for all three seasons (61 episodes) of Bump! , an international travel series targeting the sights, culture and cuisine of gay-friendly locales. Logo will begin airing all-new episodes of Bump! on October 9th in the United States on its digital cable and satellite channel.
… On Its Delicious Second Season For Food Network
TORONTO (CANADA), June 18, 2008 – Food Network Canada, together with Toronto-based Peace Point Entertainment Group, proudly announced today the start of production for the second season of Fresh with Anna Olson; 26 x 30 minute episodes (shot in HD, airing in standard) to premiere on Food Network in Spring 2009.
Production Shifts Overseas on the Third Season of OLN’s Original Series Ed’s Up! with Ed Robertson
— Barenaked Ladies co-founder goes farther afield for his toughest assignments yet as the crew ventures overseas at the mid-way point of Season 3 production —
Toronto, ON (June 16, 2008) – OLN, together with Toronto-based Peace Point Entertainment Group, announced today Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies is once again leaving his cozy tour bus and gearing up for adventure as production is currently under way on Season 3 of the original OLN series Ed’s Up!. This summer, 13 half-hour episodes are being shot for broadcast in Fall 2008 in Canada on OLN. The second half of production on the new season is going international with filming set to begin next week in Jamaica and the U.K.
A Global TV Documentary On Mixed Martial Arts
Airing May 17, 2008 (nationwide) On Global Currents
TORONTO (CANADA) – Wednesday, April 16, 2008 – Real Fight Club, a commissioned documentary for Canada’s Global Television network produced by Peace Point Entertainment Group weighs in on the controversy over extreme fighting or Mixed Martial Arts. This 60-minute Canadian documentary examines this new sport considered an ‘art’ by some and barbaric by others by visiting the stakeholders from both sides of the debate.
At The 41st Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Fest
TORONTO (Canada) – Monday, April 28, 2008 – Les Tomlin, President and Executive Producer of Peace Point Entertainment Group is delighted to announce today that the company’s Food Jammers series (Season II) was honored this past week with a Gold Award at the 41st annual WorldFest Film Festival held in Houston, TX. This is the third year in a row that Food Jammers has been honored at WorldFest, having previously won Silver (’07) and Bronze (‘06). The series is currently in production on it’s third season set to air this fall on Canada’s Food Network. The series is also broadcast in Italy (RAI), Brazil (Globosat), Australia (XYZ) and Thailand (UBC).
PEACE POINT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP BEGINS PRODUCTION OF
NEW TV SERIES EXPLORING REALITY-TV FOR CANADA’S TVTROPOLIS
TORONTO (CANADA) – MARCH 27, 2008 – Considered the world’s foremost reality-TV expert, 27-year-old Toronto native Murtz Jaffer created a website debunking the myths around the major reality-TV programs. Using a unique combination of guts and gusto, Jaffer recruited reality stars to write articles for him and turned his love for the genre into a full-fledged journalistic career as his one-man Internet project now receives over one-million unique visitors per month. Peace Point Entertainment Group has captured his mass enthusiasm in a groundbreaking series about being Reality Obsessed, premiering on Canada’s TVtropolis this fall.
TV PRODCO’S PRODUCT PLACEMENT DEAL SPINS INTO CLIENT MULTI-PLATFORM ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
TORONTO, (Canada), March 6, 2008 – Impressed with the success of their product placement on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) series Ed’s Up!, Terra has hired Toronto-based television production company Peace Point Entertainment Group to produce a national bilingual (English and French) multi-platform advertising campaign for 2008.