Teletoon reports it is stoked about its new interactive website, designed to support and promote its TV series, Stoked Interactive.
New episodes of the show premiere this week, and a second season is planned to take flight in September 2010.
The new site updates viewers on the schedule, and offers new activities and experiences for fans around the globe. Teletoon has launched a French version of the site, as well.
Working together with long-time content collaborators Fresh TV and marblemedia, Teletoon says the site will continue have new features added over the next few months, such as the user generated content tool Rippin’ Remixer (an online music video editing module) and Grom Life (a social media simulation game for viewers).
“We are very pleased with the keen fan interest and increasingly strong web traffic for Stoked Interactive,” said Matt Hornburg, Executive Producer, marblemedia. “Building on the success of the TV series, our team, with Teletoon has built an entertaining and interactive site that extends the surfer culture with what this audience wants – more indie music, added irreverent fun, and a chance to interact with their favourite characters.”
“Stoked Interactive has successfully brought fans out of the winter blues and plunged them into the world of surf and sand,” said Tom McGillis, Executive Producer, Fresh TV. “The site provides endless opportunities for viewers to engage with new and exciting content and the Fresh team is totally stoked with the results!”
Stoked Interactive is produced in association with Teletoon Canada inc and with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada and the Canadian Television Fund. This extensive online experience, along with the television series, is available for licensing via Cake Entertainment.
Fresh TV’s Stoked follows six teens from across Canada who travel to Sunset Island, B.C. for a summer of sun, sea, sand and, most importantly, surf. Working at a luxury resort they find that their plans for an endless summer of surfing might not be all that they hoped when, instead of a surfer’s paradise, they find a tacky tourist resort with rude guests, a run-down staff house and itchy, hideous uniforms.
Already making a splash are features currently available on Stoked Interactive: a rad character-driven messaging activity, Meet the Groms and Stoked Radio. These features, along with interactive games such as Wipeout’s Wipe Outs, Suitcase Sling and Surf or Sink make Stoked Interactive the ultimate place to live the young surfer ‘Grom’ lifestyle while giving viewers more ways to connect with the iconic characters of their favorite show.
The series airs on TELETOON on Thursdays at 7 pm ET/PT as part of Teletoon’s 3 Hours of Really, Really, Really Awesome.
Established in 2001 by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, marblemedia is a content creation company on the forefront of television and new media production, devoted to telling stories that entertain and engage audiences across all platforms.
marblemedia is a recipient of the Canadian New Media Award for Company of the Year and the Lions Gate/Maple Pictures Innovative Producer Award.
Notable marblemedia projects include: the teen competition series The Adrenaline Project; the hit preschool series This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung, among others.
Founded by Gemini nominated producers Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, George Elliott and Brian Irving, Fresh TV finances, develops and produces animated and live action television that powerfully connects to the interests, influences and enthusiasm of tween and teen audiences around the world.
Current productions include the Total Drama franchise, 6teen, Stoked and the live action series, My Babysitter’s a Vampire.
Fresh TV’s sister company is animation studio Elliott Animation, providing 2D, 3D-CGI and 2D Flash animation production services for major North American clients from its studios in Toronto and Hamilton, ON.
Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral Media Inc. (50%), and Corus Entertainment Inc. (50%)