Bristow Global Media


Julie Bristow steps down at Kew Media-owned Bristow Global Media

Julie Bristow, president and CEO of Bristow Global Media (BGM), is leaving the Kew Media Group-owned company to pursue new opportunities. BGM was formed by Bristow in 2013 to create multi-genre, multi-platform content and was acquired by Kew in March, 2017 as part of the production group’s acquisition spree prior to its launch. Marlo Miazga, […]

Kids bulletin: TVOkids commissions Bristow, Splash scores with R. L. Stine

TVOkids commissions Bristow Global Media for ‘Backyard Beats’ Canada’s TVOkids has commissioned Toronto-based producer Bristow Global Media for 26 x 11-minute series Backyard Beats. The music and crafting series is aimed at 6-9 year-olds and explores music from all angles. Each episode features a host-led DIY segment, in which kids are challenged to build a […]

Diversity in TV must start early

While representation in kids’ TV has increased in recent years, it’s still got a long way to go before it becomes mainstream. Ann-Marie Corvin reports From Sesame Street to Dora, there’s a perception that kids TV leads the way when it comes to positively championing themes of inclusion and diversity, but statistics suggest otherwise. The […]

Put your money where your mouth is around female-led businesses

Julie Bristow, president and CEO of Kew Media Group-backed Bristow Global Media, urges the industry to invest in female-led content houses and create opportunities for female leads across all aspects of business.  When it comes to ensuring diversity in any industry, money talks. But as women, we tend to feel awkward talking about money — and […]

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 […]