PAW-SIBLY THE BEST NEWS YOU’LL HEAR ALL DAY: BITE TV BEGINS CASTING FOR BATTLE CATS

By November 27, 2013Press Releases

NEW TV/WEB SERIES TO PREMIERE IN SPRING 2014

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(Toronto, ON) November 26, 2013Bite TV and Force Four Entertainment announce the start of production for a fun new web series: Battle Cats (6X30). Battle Cats is a competition-based webseries that tests the true skills of our feline friends. The new TV/Web Series is created by Rene Brar and Matt O’Brien of Soshefeigh Media and produced by Force Four Entertainment.

Casting for Battle Cats is currently open; Force Four Entertainment is looking for expressive cat lovers with athletic cats who love to run, jump and play. Owners must be able to tackle an agility course with their cat and be from the greater Vancouver area. Interested individuals can easily apply on the Battle Cats website at: www.battlecats.ca and have until midnight on December 13th to do so.

“We can attest to the fact that cat based content has garnered huge audiences online,” said Marcia Martin, SVP Original Content at Blue Ant Media. “Battle Cats harnesses the ongoing fascination with our feline friends and shines a light on the owners that love them-no matter what.”

“This is an amazing opportunity for Canadian cat owners to have their feline friends star on national television,“ said Executive Producer John Ritchie of Force Four Entertainment. “It’s going to be a fun-filled adventure for the cats and their owners, and it will result in a fantastically entertaining TV series.”

Construction on a cat agility arena has begun in the greater Vancouver area and is being designed as the ultimate adventure course. Owners should not be intimidated however as training for these obstacles are easy because cats experience them as fun. The cats selected to compete in the filming of Battle Cats will be filmed while tackling the course for the fastest time

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Bite is a Blue Ant Media Channel

Bite is the source for smart, quirky comedy. Bite features acclaimed series like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Inbetweeners, Moone Boy, Portlandia, Guidance and The IT Crowd, hilarious Stand-up specials including Louis CK’s Chewed Up and cult classic movies like Dodgeball, Office Space, and Rollerball.
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Blue Ant Media is a privately held Canadian media company that creates and distributes engaging content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories. The company owns specialty channels Cottage Life, Travel+Escape, Bite TV, and AUX TV along with four premium, commercial-free channels Smithsonian Channel, Oasis HD, HIFI, radX and their companion websites. Blue Ant Media’s digital publishing division produces daily content for its web and mobile sites, AUX Magazine, a monthly music tablet magazine and Travel+Escape Magazine, a monthly travel tablet magazine. Cottage Life Media is a division of Blue Ant Media, publishers of Cottage Life, Cottage, and Outdoor Canada and producers of the Spring & Fall Cottage Life consumer shows. Blue Ant Media was named Marketing Magazine’s 2012 Media Player of the Year. BlueAntMedia.ca

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Force Four Entertainment
Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment began operations in 1983, and is one of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies. Force Four has produced more than 300 hours of primetime broadcast programming, earning accolades on the national and international stage. The company’s highly successful television programs include lifestyle, reality and scripted programming that is sold and aired around the world, including the Gemini Award Winning reality W Network series The Cupcake Girls and the City TV sitcom Seed, which was recently acquired by The CW. Force Four has been awarded the prestigious Peabody Award, 10 Gemini Awards and over 25 Gemini nominations, and is owned by President Rob Bromley, Executive Producer John Ritchie, and Director of Business Affairs Gillian Lowrey. Force Four can be found on the web at www.forcefour.com

Soshefeigh Media
Soshefeigh (pronounced SO-she-fy) is the new creative boutique from veteran development executives Matt O’Brien and René Brar. With offices in Vancouver and San Francisco, Soshefeigh was conceived as a vehicle for launching television formats and mobile apps across genres and in multiple territories. In its first year, Soshefeigh has seen a number of formats put in development with two shows going straight to series. In addition to Battle Cats, Soshefeigh is producing an original game show called The Algorithm for Ireland’s TV3. www.soshefeigh.com

Media Contacts:

Rakhee Sapra
Communications Co-ordinator
Blue Ant Media
905.334.3516
Rakhee.Sapra@blueantcorp.wpengine.com

Almira Bardai
Jive Communications, for Force Four
604.561.7516
almira@jivecommunications.ca