Blue Ant Int’l bolsters true crime slate ahead of MIPTV

Blue Ant International has bolstered its factual slate with three true crime series.

The Canada-headquartered distributor has acquired BTK: A Killer Among Us (2 x 60 minutes), Fred & Rose West: House of Horrors (1 x 60 minutes), and a fifth series of See No Evil (pictured; 16 x 60 minutes) ahead of next month’s MIPTV market.

Overall, the business has acquired a number of tent-pole titles, including 11 factual entertainment series, four high-impact documentaries and four nature and wildlife programmes.

Tent-pole series include paranormal shows My Worst Nightmare (10 x 60 minutes; Pixcom Productions), Paranormal Survivor V (10 x 60 minutes; Our House Media) and the second series of UFOs: The Lost Evidence (10 x 60 minutes; Megalomedia).

Lifestyle series are The Bryk Retreat (6 x 30 minutes; Saloon Media), Coolest Places to Stay (6 x 30 minutes; Architect Films), Sarah Off the Grid II (6 x 60 minutes; Alibi Entertainment) and 100 Day Renovation – 99 Problems (8 x 60 minutes; Stripe Media).

New natural history titles, many of which are available in 4K, include Turtle Beach (1 x 60 minutes/1 x 90 minutes; Renegade Pictures, Merit Entertainment); Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs (5 x 60 minutes; Oxford Scientific Films); Hope for Wildlife IX (13 x 60 minutes; Arcadia Entertainment) and Carpathian Predators (2 x 60 minutes; Blink Films).

Solange Attwood, EVP of Blue Ant International, said: “We continue to acquire some of the most unique programmes on the market. We also have grown our relationships with six new marquee producers like Oxford Scientific, Arrow Media, Saloon Media, Pixcom Productions, to name a few, and as a result, have some amazing new programmes to offer our buyers that really tap into global trends and the current zeitgeist.”