AOL, BELIEVE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP AND NUYORICAN PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE PREMIERE OF TIGER BEAT ENTERTAINMENT: NEW SERIES ON CAMBIO
Apr 24, 2012
Youth Digital Series with Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez
to Launch Back-to-School 2012
New York, NY (April 24, 2012)– AOL today announced Tiger Beat Entertainment, an all-new entertainment news and lifestyle show for teens and young adults, will launch back-to-school 2012 on Cambio.com. Jennifer Lopez, Simon Fields and New York-based digital entertainment company Believe Entertainment Group (The LeBrons, In the Booth with DJ/Producer Tiësto) will co-executive produce the series. The announcement was made during AOL's Digital Content NewFront in New York City, where the company gave more than 450 brand advertisers, marketers, agencies, digital and TV media buyers a preview of its original programming.
An ongoing series 'for, about and by teens and young adults,' Tiger Beat Entertainment will provide the inside track on entertainment, pop culture and lifestyle in a new online format where teens and young adults can share their point of view. In five minutes, the series will deliver a daily dose on all things that matter in fashion, health and beauty, movies, music, tech, television and the Internet, while offering all-access to Jennifer Lopez and her friends. Smart, funny and sassy, Tiger Beat Entertainment will be hosted by a panel of young adult anchors.
Cambio will serve as the primary destination and consumer engagement platform for the show, and will lend its suite of proprietary social media tools designed to foster community and interaction with the series. Nuyorican Productions is a television, film and digital production company founded by Jennifer Lopez and Simon Fields.
AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.
Cambio isa leading online entertainment platform, connecting teens and young adults with the biggest names in film, television, music, sports and fashion. Cambio is an anchor member of the Cambio Network (Cambio, Meez, HuffPost Teen, Wetpaint and Teen Ink), which has a global reach of more than 12.5 million monthly unique visitors and 316 million monthly page views. Cambio creates compelling, award-winning original video programming, news and social experiences. The company attracts a roster of marquee entertainment and corporate partners including Mark Burnett Productions, Warner Bros. Digital, McG, Killer Films, Jennifer Lopez, among others. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles, Cambio is a joint venture between AOL, MGX Lab, and Jonas Group. For more information, visit www.cambio.com.
About Believe Entertainment Group
Believe Entertainment Group is a digital entertainment company producing high profile content in partnership with elite talent and leading brands through a variety of digital outlets such as web, mobile, VOD, and social media. Believe Entertainment Group recently launched a new documentary-style show with legendary DJ/Producer Tiësto, called In the Booth (youtube.com/tiesto), and announced a new lifestyle and entertainment news series with Jennifer Lopez and Nuyorican Productions, entitled Tiger Beat Entertainment.
In April 2011 the company launched The LeBrons, a new original, animated Web series with NBA star and two-time league MVP LeBron James and brand partners HP, Intel, Bing, Sprite and Nike, that premiered on YouTube (youtube.com/TheLeBrons) and was distributed through LeBron's Facebook, Twitter, and a dedicated section of LeBronJames.com, with syndication through Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG). In 2010, Believe Entertainment Group formed an alliance with Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) working together on the hit digital series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (The LXD), created by Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D) and distributed through Hulu; the company also expanded its partnership with MommyCast, the Webby Award winning multi-medium show for moms, and announced the launch of MommyCast Latina, a first-of-its-kind, original HD Web show specifically for the Latina mom.
Dan Goodman and William H. Masterson III, co-founders of Believe Entertainment Group, have launched previous digital entertainment projects including Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (youtube.com/sethcomedy) with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and meinspace.com, an online effort to support Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno, as well as original short form content with the world famous improv troupe, The Second City among others. Their extensive experience in advertising and marketing has led to brand and distribution partnerships with well-known, respected brands such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Nike, HP, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Priceline, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm and Microsoft among others, as well as key distribution relationships delivering scalable audiences for their projects including YouTube, Google, Hulu, Digital Broadcasting Group, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, and more.
About Nuyorican Productions
Nuyorican Productions is the Los Angeles-based film, television, and New Media division of Jennifer Lopez Enterprises. Founded by Lopez and her business partner Simon Fields, the production company began as a result of their successful collaboration on the film SHALL WE DANCE, which grossed over $200 million worldwide.
Presently, Nuyorican has an overall film and television deal at Fox, where the company is developing hour-long dramedy THE FAMILY ARIAS with UGLY BETTY creator Silvio Horta. Nuyorican is also in development on an untitled half-hour comedy with writer Grace Parra at MTV, and is about to start production on a TV adaptation of the hit Scholastic book series AMIGAS at MTV TRES - the network's first hour-long drama series.
In the non-scripted space, Nuyorican's Lopez-starring bilingual Latin-America talent-search show Q VIVA! recently aired on Fox after breaking ratings records on Univision, and was seen by over 30 million people each week in countries throughout the Americas. The company's hit reality series SOUTH BEACH TOW premiered its second season on February 15th on TruTV, and crime procedural BIG EASY JUSTICE began airing in April on Spike.
Later this year, Nuyorican will begin production on a big-budget adaptation of WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? for Walden Media and Fox, with Lopez starring in the title role. The company is also developing a remake of OVERBOARD in conjunction with Sony Pictures, GK Films, and Will Smith's Overbrook Pictures.
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