Tricon Films and YTV begin production on series set in Toronto
TORONTO, July 28, 2014 /CNW/ - YTV is launching Mission: 4Count, an exciting new 8 x 30-minute reality series that takes viewers behind-the-scenes to follow the hot new pop band, 4Count, discovered and managed by media mogul Nick Cannon, as they prepare for stardom. Slated to air in October 2014, the series, produced by Tricon Films & Television, is starting production in Toronto. The group's new single "California," was serviced to Canadian radio today and is available now for purchase on all digital service providers. The video will premiere on YTV July 30 and go live on VEVO August 12.
"It's great to be working with YTV on Mission: 4Count. It's the perfect place for fans to get to know them," said Nick Cannon. "The musicality of this group is off the charts and the stage is set for 4Count to rock the world."
The series chronicles the members of 4Count, Aaron Scott, Ben Robinson and brothers Adam and Kieran Ackerman, who have left their homes in California to hone their musical skills in Canada. Sending the group on multiple missions, Nick gives the guys a boot camp on making it in the music industry with a relentless schedule of rehearsals, recording sessions and live performances. He's brought a manager, Marty, on board to make sure the group gets to where they need to be, but who often ends up side-tracking Nick's agenda with his own misadventures. Will 4Count pass the test and successfully complete their assigned missions in Canada, or will they be side-tracked by everything their new surroundings have to offer?
"YTV viewers will love seeing the band sing, dance and charm their way through Nick Cannon's music missions," said Jamie Piekarz, Director of Content, Corus Kids. "Adam, Aaron, Ben and Kieran are not only incredibly talented but have the dynamic personalities that kids will be drawn to and connect with."
In anticipation of the launch of the series, 4Count will be featured in the YTV Summer Beach Bash special, airing on YTV on Saturday, August 23 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Toronto fans can catch the band's performance on Saturday, August 9 at the live event. For more details on attending YTV Summer Beach Bash, visit: http://www.ytv.com/spikepages/sugar-beach-promo/.
Brought together by Nick Cannon for his NCredible Entertainment label, and signed by Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. this past spring, 4Count has a fun, upbeat sound that includes energetic pop songs and soft ballads. Their first singles include "Epic" and "California."
Celebrating 25 years in television, YTV is a leading cross platform entertainment brand for kids and families. The channel offers quality entertainment with hilarious animated and live-action comedy series, popular Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies, top-rated original Canadian programming, music, celebrities and the channel's after-school block, The Zone. Through its multiple platforms and exclusive digital and interactive content, YTV is the voice of Canadian youth culture. YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc.
About Tricon Films & Television
Tricon Films & Television is one of North America's leading producers and distributors. With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Tricon has quickly emerged as a prominent supplier of award-winning factual and scripted programming that continues to be successful around the world. Tricon's distribution arm features a broad catalogue of high quality, multi-platform content including primetime scripted drama and comedy, kids, lifestyle, factual and documentary series and specials. www.triconfilms.com.
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SOURCE: YTV Canada Inc.
For further information: Kate Calder, Publicist, Corus Entertainment Inc., kate.calder@Corusent.com, 416.479.6319; Ainsley Gilkinson, Manager, Media Relations, SONY Music Entertainment Canada Inc., Ainsley.Gilkinson@sonymusic.com, 416.589.3046