Yahoo! Features New Original Web Series in Canada Starring

Yahoo! Features New Original Web Series in Canada Starring Ken
Marino, Morgan Spurlock and More 
Launches Yahoo! Canada Screen, the Comprehensive Destination for
Premium Web Content 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 08/14/12 -- Yahoo! today
announced a new slate of premium video content and original series
for Canadians, featuring Ken Marino, Tom Hanks, Morgan Spurlock and
other top Hollywood talent. The company also launched Yahoo! Canada
Screen, an online destination for award-winning original programming
and a wide selection of aggregated video content from across the
Yahoo!'s new slate of video content includes critics' favourite,
Burning Love (Paramount Pictures/Red Hour//Abominable Pictures),
which features an impressive lineup of celebrity talent and spoofs
popular reality television dating shows. Playtone and Reliance
Entertainment's animated series Electric City, created by and
starring Tom Hanks, is a new 90- minute action-packed sci-fi
adventure series. Documentary film producer Morgan Spurlock (Super
Size Me) has two original series appearing on Yahoo! Canada Screen -
Failure Club, which follows seven people as they confront and attempt
to conquer their fear of failure; and Mansome, which provides men
with the ultimate guide to grooming, survival, cooking and sports. 
"I'm thrilled to bring Failure Club and Mansome to the millions of
Canadians who turn to Yahoo! for great information and entertainment
on the web," said filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. "Yahoo! provides
filmmakers and producers the opportunity to bring unique series and
documentaries to a far-reaching audience across the globe." 
With Yahoo! Canada Screen, Canadians have access to hundreds of
thousands of videos and Web shows in a single personalized
experience, with a breadth of video categories including News,
Sports, Finance, TV, Movies, Lifestyle and Comedy. The site features
more than 25 original shows and videos sourced from over 30 partners
and news organizations. Each category includes individual show pages
and topic pages, all editorially programmed to the most popular and
interesting videos.  
More Canadians than ever watch videos online, and they expect premium
video content to be integrated with the information they read. In a
recent study conducted by Yahoo!, Can
adians surveyed said they are
twice as likely to watch videos online than on TV in the mornings and
afternoons. Two out of three Canadians surveyed believe that
including video with text creates a better user experience.  
"Yahoo! is always looking to provide Canadians with access to the
information and digital experiences that matter to them most -
whether that is breaking news, the most comprehensive sports and
finance coverage, or great digital entertainment," said Dan Unger,
Head of Media Network, Yahoo! Canada. "Increasingly, Canadians are
watching their favourite entertainers and original programming
online. Yahoo! provides the rich, engaging experience and content
that viewers want, no matter where they are or what device they're
Yahoo! Canada Screen features acclaimed web series in addition to
Yahoo!'s award-winning original shows including:  
Burning Love: 
Comedy series Burning Love spoofs popular reality dating shows and
features an impressive lineup of comedic actors from film and
television including Ken Marino, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Michael
Ian Black, Ken Jeong, Adam Scott, Abigail Spencer, Natasha Leggero,
Ryan Hansen, June Diane Raphael, Noureen DeWulf, Kerri Kenney Silver,
Janet Varney, Beth Dover and more. The show follows fireman Mark
Orlando (Ken Marino) as he searches for the perfect woman.  
CHOW CIAO! is a cooking program where celebrity chef host Fabio
Viviani (Top Chef Season 5, restaurateur, cookbook author) brings
ease and entertainment to Italian cuisine. Fabio presents
back-to-basics tips and recipes to create delicious Italian meals in
15 minutes. From the Emmy Award-winning producer of Everyday Italian
with Giada De Laurentiis, this weekly show gives viewers a chance to
recreate professional Italian recipes in their own kitchens.  
Electric City:  
The world as we know it has ended and out of the rubble, the Electric
City stands as a symbol of peace and security. Yet under the veneer
of order lies a world full of secrets and violence. Secret police,
back-alley dealings, daring chases, and murder all find a home in the
"Electric City." Through the lens of a functioning, yet dystopian
metropolis, Electric City touches upon relevant global issues and
themes including energy consumption, freedom of information, crime
and punishment and more. 
omg! NOW: 
omg! NOW is one of the most watched video programs online, covering
the latest entertainment news and happenings in the Celebrisphere.
Hosted by Kristen Aldridge, this daily program on omg! from Yahoo!
( captures the biggest news in entertainment the
minute it happens. From the newest movies to the coolest styles, to
the latest break-ups, this fast-paced program gives viewers
everything they need to know about Hollywood in less than two minutes
Primetime in No Time:  
Primetime in No Time (PiNT) on Yahoo! TV is the most successful
original video series online, providing a daily recap of last night's
can't-miss primetime TV shows and events. Since its debut in March
2008, PiNT has surpassed 500 million streams. Hosted by comedian Theo
Von, PiNT has its pulse on the biggest TV pop culture moments - as
reflected by the 12 million streams reached by its top performing
Coming this fall, Anthony Zuiker's Cybergeddon will be available on
Yahoo! Canada Screen. Starring Olivier Martinez and Missy Peregrym,
the series was filmed in Southern Ontario and addresses the
vulnerabilities of the connected world in which we live. It was
created in partnership with Norton by Symantec and brings to light
the threat of cybercrime and identity theft.  
About Yahoo! 
Yahoo! is focused on creating deeply personal digital experiences
that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters
most to them, across devices and around the globe. Yahoo!'s unique
combination of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the
consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in
Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the pressroom
( or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal
Yahoo! Canada serves Canadians in both English and in French through
its sites, and In Canada, Yahoo!
sites were visited by more than 13 million unique Canadians in June,
2012 (comScore Media Metrix). Yahoo! Canada is headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. 
Yahoo! is the trademark and/or registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.
Amanda Fearon
Environics Communications
Vanessa Cohen
Environics Communications
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