Bristow Global Media


Formats house Bristow targets US with new development VP

Toronto-based Bristow Global Media (BGM) has promoted Sean Connolly to the new position of vice president of development. The new position was created as the company expands its unscripted content, with a focus on creating original formats for a global audience and tailoring international formats for North America. Connolly will have an immediate focus on […]

Content becomes Kew Media

Content Media Corp has rebranded as Kew Media Group. The switch comes nearly seven months after Canada-based Kew acquired Content and six production companies for a combined C$104.1 million (US$85.3 million). A note issued today said the rebranding reflected “the evolution of our company and its alignment with the larger group”, alluding to “exciting and […]

New indie group buys Content & others for $104m

Content Media Corp. is one of six companies that has been sold to a new Toronto-based investment vehicle led by entertainment entrepreneurs Steven Silver and Peter Sussman. Kew Media Group is buying 100% of transatlantic production and distribution firm Content, and Toronto-based producers Architect Films, Bristow Global Media, Media Headquarters Film & Television and Our […]

New indie group buys Content & others for $104m

Content Media Corp. is one of six companies that has been sold to a new Toronto-based investment vehicle led by entertainment entrepreneurs Steven Silver and Peter Sussman. Kew Media Group is buying 100% of transatlantic production and distribution firm Content, and Toronto-based producers Architect Films, Bristow Global Media, Media Headquarters Film & Television and Our […]

Bristow hires Newroad Media founder

Julie Bristow’s Toronto-based production company has hired Marlo Miagza (pictured) to become its VP, content. Miagza is a 20-year Canadian programming industry veteran who joins Bristow Global Media from her own prodco, Newroad Media. She will work with president and CEO Bristow to lead production and development. Since its founding in 2013, BGM has produced […]

Canada to tell Story of Us

Canadian pubcaster CBC has commissioned the latest version of epic docu-drama format The Story of Us. Bristow Global Media will produce the 10x60mins Canada: The Story of Us, with a 2017 airdate pencilled in as part of a slate of original shows that will celebrate the country’s 150th birthday. Since History commissioned Jane Root’s prodco […]

Beyond bringing Hockey Wives to MIP

Beyond Distribution is launching reality series Hockey Wives: Married to the Game to Cannes. The eight-part series was produced by Julie Bristow’s Bristow Global Media for female-skewed Canadian specialty network W Network. It will debut on the channel on March 18. It follows the wives and girlfriend of professional ice hockey players as they mingle […]

Julie Bristow’s prodco gets hockey wives order

Bristow Global Media, the fledgling prodco set up by former CBC exec Julie Bristow, is making a reality show about hockey wives for W Network. The series does not yet have a name, but will launch early next year on the female-skewed Canadian specialty channel. BGM has secured access to the wives and girlfriends of […]

Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One creates Canadian cookery show

Jamie Oliver’s production company Fresh One Productions will coproduce a Canadian cooking competition show for the W Network. The 10x60mins Pressure Cooker is the first show to come out of Fresh One’s strategic creative partnership with Bristow Global Media, which is former CBC programming boss Julie Bristow’s indie. The pair’s partnership sees them co-develop formats […]

Canada’s Bristow hires head of content

Bristow Global Media has hired Claire Adams as head of content. She takes the newly-created role at the Toronto-based producer having worked in live-event programming in Canadian TV, producing the Canadian Country Music Awards, the Canadian Screen Awards and The Geminis among others. She has also worked as a talent strategy and development executive for […]