Season two is currently airing on BYUTV in the U.S., and coming to TVOkids and Knowledge in Canada in January 2021
Toronto (December 1, 2020) marblemedia, one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, announces today the continued growth of their unscripted division with the early green light. and start of production on the third season of the widely successful ultimate sports competition series, All-Round Champion (11×60).
Off the back of delivering season 2 to BYUtv/TVOkids/Knowledge, the award winning production company has been commissioned for a third season of the adrenaline-filled sports competition series that sees ten of the best teen athletes compete against each other in a range of sports other than their own speciality. Production is underway in Toronto and will continue through to late December with broadcast set for late 2021.
“We’re thrilled to announce a third season of All-Round Champion. This is a testament to our team’s ability to deliver something extremely special for audiences through aspirational storytelling” shares Matt Hornburg, Executive Producer and co-CEO of marblemedia. “In all our competition series, we strive to take audiences on the experience with our competitors, showcasing their emotional and challenging journeys with all the highs and lows that come with winning and losing.”
Leaders in creating original competition series content, marblemedia’s unscripted team has had great success with the critically acclaimed glassblowing competition hit Blown Away on Netflix, the cinematic travelogue series Restaurants on the Edge on Netflix; and their upcoming sand sculpting challenge series, Race Against the Tide on CBC.
Returning as host for the third season is Canadian Olympian and World Champion Hurdler, Perdita Felicien. This latest season will feature guest appearances from 4-time MLS Champion and 2011 League MVP, Dwayne De Rosario and the foremost doubles players in tennis history and Olympic Champion, Daniel Nestor.
“I am thrilled to be back as host for season three where ten super talented athletes face our toughest test yet,” said Perdita Felicien, Host of All-Round Champion. “Some sports require brute force, while others demand grace and precision. One week they’re indoors, the next they’re outdoors battling the cold and their doubts. Things get extreme this season.”
A total of 10 sport stars will coach and encourage this season’s cohort of teen athletes as they overcome challenges and conquer their fears in sports including Track Cycling, Gymnastics, Inline Skating, Soccer, Tennis, Trampoline, Pole Vault, Competitive Dance, Sport Climbing, and Boxing. The concept for All Round Champion was originally conceived from Norwegian public broadcaster NRK’s International Emmy® Kids award winning series, Best I Mest before marblemedia was granted formal rights to
create a North American version from Beta Film.
marblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV and interactive digital content for audiences of all ages, across all media platforms. A trailblazer known for creating entertainment for the whole family through an informative, entertaining and optimistic lens, the company stands on their merits for showcasing diverse and inclusive storytelling with unique points of view. Recent hits as the award-winning competition Netflix Original series Blown Away, critically-acclaimed travelogue Netflix Original series Restaurants on the Edge; YesTV, Family Channel and BYUtv’s award winning family gameshow Just Like Mom and Dad; interconnected scripted family comedy series The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker; and the high-octane competition series All-Round Champion based on the International Emmy® Kids Award-winning format
Founded in 2001 by co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg with a vision of creativity, partnership and innovation, the company has offices in Toronto, London and L.A., with a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Learn more at marblemedia.com
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