Ottawa, December 1, 2009 – Amberwood Entertainment today announced that it has concluded a DVD deal with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises for RollBots. The deal will see the release of the first season of 26 half-hours within Canada in both French and English through Corus’ As Seen on YTV label with plans for distribution by Phase 4 Films®.
“We are delighted to be working with Nelvana and continue our relationship with Corus on this brand.” said Jonathan Wiseman, Senior Vice President at Amberwood. “Their label is a proven performer in Canada and we are excited for RollBots to launch on DVD in the coming year.”
Peter Maule, Vice President, Worldwide Home Entertainment and Digital Media at Nelvana Enterprises who oversees the As Seen on YTV label on behalf of Corus Entertainment stated: “We are excited to launch this great show under our YTV DVD label in Canada. Our ability to leverage Corus Entertainment’s outstanding reach will ensure RollBots has optimal consumer and retail awareness. We are delighted to be partnered with a great team at Amberwood Entertainment.”
The 26 half-hour CG animated series premiered this past February on Canada’s YTV and launched September 19, 2009 in the U.S. on The CW4Kids block of Saturday morning programming on The CW Network. The series is also complimented by an extensive online gaming world at www.RollBots.com.
RollBots introduces the world of Flip City and Spin, a crime fighting ‘bot, who lacks a tribe of his own but makes up for it with incredible speed. Spin takes on criminals in Flip City and while on his adventures, discovers many things about himself, including why he has no tribe.
About Amberwood Entertainment:
Amberwood is a producer, financier and distributor of high quality animated and live-action television series, specials and features.
About Nelvana Enterprises
Nelvana Enterprises is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
For more information please contact Jonathan Wiseman, Senior Vice President at Amberwood Entertainment Corporation, 987 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 2Y1, Tel: (613) 238-4567 Ext. 57, Fax: (613) 233-3857, email@example.com or please visit www.amberwoodanimation.com.