Big Orbit links with internationally renowned Canadian kids interest group The Owl Children's Trust!
Toronto, ON - November 21, 2008 - Big Orbit, Canada's preeminent new media producer of web, interactive TV and multimedia for children, teens and young adults, announced today that it is joining with the Owl Children's Trust in a long-term partnership. Both groups will combine their respective efforts and interests in creating quality content for kids.
The partnership's first joint project will be Wisekidz.com, a state of the art website where children can invent and inspire change, and Wiseworkz, a facility that will nurture the best and brightest content creators and provide them access to leading-edge research about children and media.
The Owl Children's Trust is best known for creating the multi-award winning children's magazines Owl, Chickadee and Chirp and hundreds of hours of high quality children's television with such partners as CBC, CTV, TVO, YTV, PBS and the BBC.
Along with founder and president Annabel Slaight, the staff of the Owl Children's Trust will move its operations into the facilities of Big Orbit. According to Ms. Slaight, "In this exciting new relationship, the Owl Children's Trust will focus on non-profit activities such as research, training and building educational underpinnings of kids' digital media as we help Big Orbit to forge partnerships with others who believe the Internet can help children develop into socially adept, reasoning citizens of the world."
This latest addition to Big Orbit further places the company at the forefront of the burgeoning interactive industry, while adding considerable experience and depth of contact with strategic educational, media and youth interest groups around the world. Company Managing Director Sean Bittle states, "With the addition of the Owl brand name and reputation for developing the highest quality media for kids, Big Orbit has taken another significant step toward fulfilling our mandate to build partnerships with organizations that care about kids."
Founded in 1991, Big Orbit - New Media Studios is Canada's leading online entertainment content developer for youth. Big Orbit's dedication to creating cutting edge online and CD-ROM products makes it one of the most comprehensive new media companies in North America. The Big Orbit portfolio includes work for organizations such as the CBC, the Canadian Space Agency and TVOntario.
To find out more about how Big Orbit is "clicking with kids" visit the company website at http://www.bigorbit.com or contact Sean Bittle, CEO, at (416) 516-0705, or via e-mail at email@example.com.