CBC Kids Original Animated Children’s Series JEREMY AND JAZZY to Premiere on Tiny Pop February 11, 2023
Monday, Feb. 13, 2023




LONDON / TORONTO February 13, 2023 – Vérité International Distribution and Bejuba! Entertainment announce today that Narrative Entertainment UK Ltd. has acquired the UK streaming rights for the CBC Kids original hit music series Jeremy and Jazzy (55 x 2 minute + 2 specials). The series will make its UK premiere on Tiny Pop and stream on the POP Player on February 11, 2023. Jeremy and Jazzy is an earwormy musical series based on the music of Jeremy Fisher, who celebrates feelings, stories, and friendship through song.

CBC Kids, the children’s programming branch of Canada’s national public broadcaster, has commissioned a second season of 28 x 2 minutes. New episodes of Jeremy and Jazzy will debut in Canada on CBC and CBC Gem in 2023 and 2024. Season 1 of Jeremy and Jazzy is available to stream now on CBC Gem and CBC Kids’ YouTube channel.

Additionally, the Jeremy and Jazzy debut album, Say Hello, has just been nominated for Children’s Album of the Year by the premiere Canadian music awards, the JUNOS. All songs are written by singer, composer, co-creator and executive producer Jeremy Fisher and are performed by Fisher (Jeremy) and actress, singer and producer Aiza Ntibarikure (Jazzy). Backup vocals are performed by children from the Dixon Hall Music School, the Canadian Children’s Opera Company, and Music For Young Children in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

Jeremy and Jazzy made its Canadian debut on CBC Kids in September 2022. The brand’s official YouTube channel, launched concurrently, has recently passed 1 million views.

We’re so happy to be partnering with Narrative Entertainment to bring Jeremy and Jazzy to kids across the UK on Tiny POP,” says Virginia Thompson, President of Vérité Films, co- creator and executive producer of Jeremy and Jazzy.

“I’ve had so much fun working with Jeremy and the team on the music, designing the character of Jazzy (I’m in love with her hair!) and reconnecting with my inner child in the process,” said Aiza Ntibarikure. “The message this project communicates to children and families is about the power of friendship and music.”

“Over the pandemic, I spent a lot of time writing songs with and for my kids as we navigated lockdowns, virtual school and, simply, childhood,” said Jeremy Fisher. “I captured small moments in scratchy voice memos, which grew into a collection of dozens of songs. To see them receive this kind of a response is so incredibly gratifying.”

Jeremy and Jazzy’s catchy songs and positive messages have resonated with Canadian families, and we’re thrilled that UK audiences will be able to join the fun on Tiny POP,” said Marie McCann, Senior Director, Children’s Content, CBC Kids. “We look forward to a second season of tunes brought to life by Jeremy and Aiza alongside the talented team at Vérité Films.”

The coming months will also see the continued growth of Jeremy and Jazzy Learn, a free and fun series of educational resources for Junior Kindergarten-Grade 2 that brings music into the home and classroom to help kids with literacy skills and more. Developed with experts in early childhood education from Sheridan College, there are over 90 activities available with more added every week.

2023 will bring exclusive touring shows and books, fulfilling the brand’s mission to inspire kids and parents to sing, dance, create and learn together.

A CBC Kids original series, Jeremy and Jazzy is created by Jeremy Fisher, Robert de Lint, Mike “Parkside” Renaud, and Virginia Thompson. Produced by Vérité Films, the award-winning production company behind several iconic Canadian brands (Corner Gas, Incredible Story Studio, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards), in association with Jeremy Fisher Music and Hidden Pony Records. Animation is provided by Vérité Films and Smiley Guy Studios, with digital production by Vérité Films and Stitch Media. Jeremy and Jazzy Learn is produced by Vérité Films, in association with Jeremy Fisher Music and Sheridan College. The series is produced with support from the CBC, the Canada Media Fund-Shaw Rocket Fund, Kids Digital Animated Series Program, Ontario Creates, FACTOR, and The Canadian Film or Television Tax Credit. Bejuba! Entertainment and Vérité Films International distribute the series worldwide. Series music is released worldwide by Hidden Pony Records / Universal Music Canada. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Marie McCann is Senior Director, Children’s Content, CBC Kids; and Swin Chang is Executive in Charge of Production, Children’s Content.


About Vérité International Distribution
Vérité International Distribution (VID), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vérité Films, manages all marketing, licensing, advertising, international sales, merchandising and investor reporting for our productions. VID also works with trusted and specialized sub-distributors to ensure our brands reach the international potential they deserve.

About Bejuba! Entertainment
Founded in 2003, Bejuba! Entertainment is a leading executive production and distribution company representing producers from around the world to bring top quality children’s entertainment properties to the global marketplace. Bejuba! specializes in distribution, rights management, co-productions, financing (closing-gap financing) third-party acquisitions, licensing and merchandising, in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. The company maintains a growing catalogue of award-winning children’s and family oriented animated and live-action programs. Bejuba!’s partners include Goddard Brown (Canada), Lupus Films (UK), Marco Polo Learning, and Giggle Garage Animation (Singapore).

About Tiny Pop
Commercial children’s channel Tiny Pop, owned by Narrative Entertainment, has a proven track record of entertaining young audiences since its UK launch in 2007, with popular shows like Elmo’s World, Gabby’s Dollhouse, Masha and the Bear, Simon and PJ Masks. Tiny Pop offers children aged 4-6 programmes full of fun, imagination and creativity, brought together by unforgettable characters.

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Kids
CBC Kids’ mandate is to inform, enlighten and entertain Canadian kids from ages 2 to 13 and their caregivers on CBC TV, CBC Gem, cbckids.ca and cbckidsnews.ca as well as on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

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