Sunday, June 23, 2019

Treehouse TV Canada to Premiere 'Ryan's Mystery Playdate' on Saturday, July 6, 2019

TREEHOUSE TV UNBOXES PLAYFUL NEW PRESCHOOL SERIES
RYAN’S MYSTERY PLAYDATE, STARRING YOUTUBE SUPERSTAR RYAN
OF RYAN TOYSREVIEW, SATURDAY, JULY 6, AT 8:30 A.M. (ET/PT)

Live-Action Series Created and Produced by pocket.watch

Share it: @Treehouse #RyansPlaydate


Canada - Treehouse will unbox Nickelodeon's playful new preschool series Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, starring seven-year-old YouTube superstar Ryan of Ryan ToysReview, on Saturday, July 6, at 8:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Created and produced by pocket.watch, the new studio creating global franchises from the YouTube stars and characters loved by Generation Alpha, the live-action series (20 episodes) follows Ryan as he tackles a series of imaginative, physical challenges and solves mystery box puzzles to reveal the identity of his playdate.

Ryan's Mystery Playdate | July 6th at 8:30am ET | On Treehouse



We have an EGG-citing surprise! Ryan is coming to TV! Ryan's Mystery Playdate! New series starts July 6th at 8:30am ET!

In Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Ryan, his parents and animated friends Gus the Gummy Gator and Combo Panda, work together to complete unique challenges and unlock mystery boxes that contain hints to help him discover who his mystery playdate is. The series encourages physical play, models positive family relationships and features a creative problem-solving curriculum.


In the series premiere, “Ryan’s Kickin’ Playdate/Ryan’s Viral Playdate,” Ryan is put to the test with challenges ranging from stacking pancakes to catching slimy frogs before meeting his highly skilled playdate. Then, Ryan must deflate a room full of whoopee cushions to reveal the identity of his internet superstar playdate.

Since its inception in 2015, Ryan ToysReview has grown to become one of the world’s largest YouTube channels with videos that feature Ryan and his family playing with toys for kids. The channel, along with other channels featuring Ryan and his friends, averages over one billion views monthly and currently has over 18 million subscribers. In addition to videos of Ryan playing with toys, Ryan ToysReview also features fun and easy science experiments, educational content, and videos that document daily life for the family of five, which includes Ryan’s younger twin sisters. Ryan’s World, a companion consumer products line developed by pocket.watch, featuring Ryan and the universe of characters created by Ryan and his parents, launched nationwide last year.


Pocket.watch is the new studio that specializes in entertaining and inspiring kids and families through digital-first content and sparking their imaginations with lifestyle products ranging from toys to toothbrushes. The company inspires kids to seamlessly move between screen time and playtime and boasts a growing portfolio of franchises that includes some of the largest kids and family YouTube brands in the world alongside original characters and talent that the company has extended into premium series, consumer products, books, games, live events and more. Pocket.watch was founded in March 2017 by Chris M. Williams and is located in Culver City, CA where it maintains an office and studio. The management team is made up of studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment including Albie Hecht, Stone Newman, Jon Moonves and David B. Williams. Investors include Viacom, Greycroft, Third Wave Digital and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable strategic angels including Robert Downey Jr. (Team Downey) and Jon Landau.

Production of Ryan’s Mystery Playdate for Nickelodeon is overseen by Cathy Galeota, Senior Vice President, Preschool Content.

Ryan's Mystery Playdate made its world premiere on Nickelodeon USA on Friday, April 19, and has quickly emerged as the number-one preschool show on television in the U.S. Following its launch, Nick commissioned a second season of Ryan's Mystery Playdate, bringing the series total to 40 episodes. Production on a new batch of 20-x-half-hour episodes will begin this summer.


Following its success, pocket.watch are now looking to work with young YouTubers around the world to produce local versions of the show.

Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) has an agreement with pocket.watch to manage licensing in select international markets across all product categories for Ryan’s World, a companion consumer products line featuring YouTube superstar Ryan from Ryan ToysReview and the universe of characters created by Ryan and his parents, and Ryan’s Mystery Playdate.

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About Treehouse:

Seen in over 8.5 million homes across Canada, Treehouse offers fun and imaginative programming for preschoolers and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of educational, entertaining and esteemed parent-trusted properties, Treehouse delivers high-quality children’s programming from Canada and around the world. Series from the Treehouse line-up includes The Backyardigans, Max & Ruby, Bob the Builder, Bubble Guppies and In the Night Garden. Treehouse also proudly supports Canadian productions with original hit series such as The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Mike The Knight and Are We There Yet?: World Adventure. Parents and kids can access Treehouse properties online at www.TreehouseTV.com.

About Corus Entertainment:

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high-quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

About pocket.watch

Pocket.watch is a new studio that specializes in entertaining and inspiring kids and families through digital-first content and sparking their imaginations with lifestyle products ranging from toys to toothbrushes. The company inspires kids to seamlessly move between screen time and playtime and boasts a growing portfolio of franchises that includes some of the largest kids and family YouTube brands in the world. Pocket.watch developed and launched the massive Ryan's World® consumer products line and created and produces Ryan's Mystery Playdate, which airs on Nickelodeon and is the #1 preschool show on television. The company was founded in March 2017 by Chris M. Williams and is located in Culver City, CA where it maintains an office and studio. Its management team is made up of studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment including Albie Hecht, Stone Newman, Jon Moonves and David B. Williams. Investors include Viacom, Greycroft, Third Wave Digital and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable strategic angels including Robert Downey Jr. (Team Downey) and Jon Landau. For more information about pocket.watch, please visit pocket.watch.

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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