Blue Ant strikes StarTimes deal to expand channels business in Africa

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Blue Ant Media is launching network duo Love Nature and Smithsonian Channel on StarTimes’ broadcast platforms across Africa.

The channels will launch across sub-Saharan Africa, providing viewers with access to Smithsonian in English and Love Nature in English and Portuguese.

Love Nature’s programming includes Big Cat Country, Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs and Monkey Island, while Smithsonian’s line-up ranges from space docuseries Apollo’s Moon Shot to US-focused First Ladies Revealed and Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave.

Ward Platt, CEO of global networks & kids at Blue Ant Media, said the deals would “significantly grow” his company’s footprint across Africa.

Earlier this year, Blue Ant appointed Stephanie Atlas as VP of digital content and programming for nature and kids.

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