STORYTELLERS AND MAGIC MAKERS
PROUD PRODUCER OF PNP – PORTABLE NORTH POLE
REAL-TIME MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PERSONALIZATION FOR WEB & MOBILE APPS
UGroupMedia Inc. (UGM) is the proud producer of PNP – Portable North Pole, a global family entertainment property that brings the magic of personalized video content alive with our cutting-edge technology. We are the inventors of the UPlatform, a virtual transmedia platform that allows personalization of multimedia content in real time, creating powerful emotional experiences and human connection. UGroup Production is our production arm, dedicated to creating high-production value, original children’s film and television content for international audiences.
PORTABLE NORTH POLE
PNP: WHAT IS PORTABLE NORTH POLE?
This groundbreaking project utilizes cutting-edge technology to power the PNP – Portable North Pole website and app. The website allows users to create, view and download personalized video messages from Santa Claus to send to their loved ones during the holidays or other special occasions throughout the year. It all began when Santa’s Invengineer elves contacted us from his Village in the North Pole to ask us to help build the Portable North Pole console, providing connectivity for everyone in the world to Santa himself. Over 200 million videos have been viewed since then and UGroupMedia has been helping make Christmas magic ever since!
More than 200 million PNP video messages viewed since 2008
More than 700,000 Facebook fans worldwide
© PNP – Portable North Pole™ is a trademark of UGroupMedia Inc.
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SAMPLE PNP PRESS COVERAGE
On Fox & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck gets a shout-out from PNP Santa. “You still have the best smile!”
Lifestyle expert, Michelle Yarn, talks to Daytime about the magic of Portable North Pole’s personalized video messages from Santa.
In a special edition of Webscape for BBC Click, Kate Russell recommends the Portable North Pole app to round off tech-savvy families’ Christmas preparations.
Have you been naughty or nice? Kathie Lee and Hoda get a personalized video message from Santa that tell them which list they are on!
“PNP brings Santa to you in the comfort of your own homes, without having to face the madness of the malls.”
“PNP has become a modern tradition for tech-savvy families because it shares a personalised and thus highly emotional experience for the child.”
PNP CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PROGRAM
The Portable North Pole Children’s Hospital Program helps to put smiles on sick children’s faces.
PNP has partnered with over forty-four leading hospitals in more than six locations around the world so that whenever a personalized video message from Santa is purchased on the web, a portion of the sale is donated to the participating children’s hospital closest to the purchaser. This is how we give back to the very people who are at the core of what we do – kids!
“Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is proud to be a recipient of the Portable North Pole Hospital Program. The donations raised during the holiday season helps our caregivers continue to provide the very best care to our patients and their families.”
Joanne Reyes, Assistant Vice President of Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USA
“Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is so grateful for the support of the PNP Hospital Program and is humbled to know how close they and their customers hold us in their hearts. Such support allows us to enhance the care, treatment and research we provide to thousands of poorly children every year.”
Joel Oxberry, Corporate Fundraising Manager for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK
UGROUP TV PRODUCTION
STORYTELLING IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO
UGroup Production is a Canadian production company, that produces the popular Magic Moments With Santa children’s television mini-series. Proudly committed to live-action family entertainment and magical Christmas experiences, our signature high-quality, richly cinematic visuals are what distinguishes our offering on the global market, and has defined the modern mythology of Santa and his enchanted universe for modern families all over the world.
MAGIC MOMENTS WITH SANTA PROJECT
An exciting family entertainment production house that produces the successful holiday television mini-series “Magic Moments with PNP Santa” an already popular package of bite-sized holiday content snacks, that is perfect for networks around the world. Based on the beloved PNP mythology, starring Santa and featuring the funny antics of his elves, “live” from his village in the North Pole, countdown each day until Christmas with a new adventure. TV Networks who are already part of the magic: Gulli, Yoopa and RTBF.
ORIGINAL ADVENT CALENDAR FORMAT
24 x 1.5 minute miniseries (December 1-24). Fun and timeless content for the holiday season with rich visuals in the style of our videos
Preschool age-appropriate interactive digital application for web and app for smart devices (new activitIes unlocked each day of December leading up to Christmas)
BE PART OF THE MAGIC
Crafting amazing experiences are the focus of everything we do. So we are always looking for adventurers who are curious and open-minded.
Our team is built of smart communicators who bring joy to our work every day. We’re a multicultural team with our own unique stories and perspectives from around the globe. If you have best-in-class practices, skills, ideas and talents, and want to take these abilities to a global scale, join us. We’re always looking for champions to join our team.
MOVE TO MONTREAL
BIENVENUE À MONTRÉAL!
The UGroupMedia team is comprised of people from all over the world. Located in downtown Saint Catherine St in the heart of multicultural Montreal, our offices are located amidst a vibrant metropolis. Montreal is a UNESCO City of Design with a constant calendar of festivals, and arts, sports and cultural events taking place around the city all year, right on our doorstep.
SUMMER PLAYGROUND, WINTER WONDERLAND.
HOME OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, OSHEAGA, F1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA, JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL, AND MORE
UGM OFFICES ARE WALKING DISTANCE TO OLD PORT, MOUNT ROYAL AND CHINATOWN
EXCITING START-UP BUSINESS SCENE, WITH ESTABLISHED FILM AND VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY
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