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9 Story Media Group Starts Production on New YouTube Red Original, FURZE WORLD WONDERS Starring Extreme Inventor and Popular YouTuber Colin Furze

Toronto – June 22, 2017 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it is in production on a new original series for YouTube’s subscription service, YouTube Red. FURZE WORLD WONDERS marks 9 Story’s first production for YouTube Red, and features extreme inventor and YouTube superstar Colin Furze. The live action series is set to launch this fall and will be available for YouTube Red subscribers on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app.

The family-friendly series is produced by Barry Davis (Vegas Rat Rods, Canada’s Smartest Person), directed by Jeff Thrasher (Amazing Race Canada, Vegas Rat Rods, National Parks Project) with Colin Furze serving as an Executive Producer. Producing for 9 Story are Vince Commisso, Tanya Green and Natalie Dumoulin. The series will launch with ten half-hour episodes and is being shot in various locations in and around Toronto.

In FURZE WORLD WONDERS, Colin Furze takes his signature mad genius builds to brand new places, putting his unique talents to use for other people. Whether helping a brother and sister achieve A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title for the largest water rocket or creating an epic battle barge for a family looking to even the score in an annual water fight, every episode is filled with epic and outrageous creations from YouTube’s most extreme inventor.

"We're thrilled to be working with YouTube Red and Colin Furze on this unique live action series," said Vince Commisso, President and CEO of 9 Story Media Group. "Furze World Wonders is an ideal show for YouTube Red and offers a tremendous opportunity to share Colin's larger-than-life inventions with family audiences around the world."

“Innovation and imagination are at the heart of what YouTube Red is all about,” said Nadine Zylstra, Head of Family Entertainment and Learning for YouTube Originals. “Colin Furze is a dynamic personality and we’re excited to bring his unique brand of entertainment and inspiration to YouTube Red with this new series.”

YouTube Red is a paid membership that gives you access to YouTube Red Original Movies and Series like FURZE WORLD WONDERS. In addition, you get a premium music service and an uninterrupted experience across YouTube, YouTube Gaming and YouTube Kids. YouTube Red is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Korea.

ABOUT YOUTUBE
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ABOUT 9 STORY
9 Story Media Group is a leading content creator, marketer and distributor of kids & family focused intellectual property. Recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Wild Kratts, Numb Chucks and Peg + Cat, 9 Story represents over 2,500 half hours of animated and live action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With one of North America’s largest animation studios, 9 Story employs over 300 creative and production staff in its Toronto facility and has produced over 900 half hours of award-winning children’s content. In 2015, 9 Story acquired the award winning animation studio Brown Bag Films, which employs almost 300 staff members across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles. Brown Bag is recognized for producing leading animated children’s series such as Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing and Henry Hugglemonster. 9 Story is owned by senior management, ZMC (Zelnick Media Capital) and media entrepreneur Neil Court.www.9story.com

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For further information:
Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Media Group
+1 416 530-9900 ext 230, jennifer.ansley@9story.com