Press Release

BITTEN Sinks its Teeth into Viewers as Sexy Thriller Becomes Space’s #1 Original Series, Ever

Explosive Season 1 Finale airs this Saturday

- To date, Season 1 of Space original thriller has reached more than 4 million viewers -

- Space is the #1 specialty network in its timeslot -

- BITTEN Season 1 marathon begins Saturday, April 5 at 9 a.m. ET -



Space  Bitten 

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“BITTEN has all has the ingredients that could make a great global franchise that’s made in Canada.” – Toronto Star

“BITTEN is a fresh execution” – National Post

TORONTO (April 3, 2014) – Space continues to deliver phenomenal original programming as Season 1 of BITTEN goes out with a howl with the explosive, action-packed finale this Saturday April 5, at 9 p.m. ET. Since its debut in January, BITTEN has amassed a loyal following of an average of 348,000 viewers on Saturdays at 9 p.m., making it Space’s #1 original series of all time and the #1 program on Space this broadcast year. Each week, BITTEN reaches more than 1 million viewers, and to date has reached more than 4 million viewers. The series has also gained a loyal social media following with 903 million estimated impressions from 364,430 Twitter mentions, by 288,071 users using the hashtag #Bitten.

 

For viewers who have yet to join The Pack, Space is pressing the reset button on the entire series with a BITTEN marathon beginning Saturday, April 5 at 9 a.m. ET. Online, fans can watch the entire series, 24/7 at space.ca.

Things come to a head with the season finale of BITTEN, Saturday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET

 

** Media Note ** Download photography for BITTEN at BellMediaPR.ca/Space

In the season finale of BITTEN entitled “Ready,” (Saturday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET) having learned the truth about her werewolf origins, Elena (Laura Vandervoort) reunites with Clay and The Pack to prepare for a final stand against the Mutts.

BITTEN is based on the critically-acclaimed series of novels by Kelley Armstrong, and is executive produced by J.B. Sugar (THE COLLECTOR, JPOD) for No Equal Entertainment, John Barbisan, and Patrick Banister (WHISTLER) for Hoodwink Entertainment, and Tecca Crosby, John Morayniss, and Margaret O’Brien for Entertainment One (eOne). Daegan Fryklind and Grant Rosenberg are Executive Producers and Co-Showrunners. eOne is distributing the series internationally. 

BITTEN is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne in association with Space and Bell Media, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Cogeco Production Program and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Rebecca DiPasquale and Tom Hastings are Production Executives, Drama, Bell Media. Trish Williams is Director of Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine MacLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.

* Source: BBM Canada, 1/11/14-3/23/14

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

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Laura Vandervoort on Twitter

Greg Bryk on Twitter

Greyston Holt on Twitter

Paul Greene on Twitter

Steve Lund on Twitter

Michael Xavier on Twitter

Kelley Armstrong on Twitter

eOne TV on Twitter

Bitten on Twitter

 

About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New to CTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES, and upcoming dramas SENSITIVE SKIN, and KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. In 2013, Bell Media ordered 27 original Canadian series and currently has 84 projects in various stages of development.

About Space

Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre – all in high definition (HD). Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to Original Series ORPHAN BLACK, PANIC BUTTON, and BITTEN. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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For more information, please contact:

Andrea Allen, Space, 416.384.5375 or andrea.allen@bellmedia.ca

Mary Costa, Space, 416.384.7702 or mary.costa@bellmedia.ca