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CuriosityStream orders ‘Evolve’ docuseries from Beach House

Factual streamer CuriosityStream has ordered a six-part docuseries exploring biomimicry from Blue Ant Media’s Beach House Pictures. Evolve explores how humanity can solve some of the fundamental issues facing the world by mimicking innovations found in nature. It is being hosted by biologist and wildlife documentary filmmaker Patrick Aryee, who will explore natural history, science […]

Blue Ant supercharges BHP with prodco acquisition & China hire

Blue Ant Media is aiming to supercharge its Asia-focused production outfit Beach House Pictures (BHP) by acquiring Japanese firm Vesuvius Pictures and appointing a producer from streamer Youku to lead operations in China. The Canadian firm has taken a majority stake in Vesuvius Pictures, which was founded in 2012 by Hyoe Yamamoto and Deborah Barillas. […]

Beach House goes global

Donovan Chan, creative director of Blue Ant Studios-backed Singaporean production powerhouse Beach House Pictures, tells Manori Ravindran about his premium programming plans and why SVODs will rely on Asian storytellers in the future For anyone who is not a deep-pocketed SVOD player wondering how to lure Sir David Attenborough away from the BBC for a […]

Ex-Nat Geo topper to lead Blue Ant networks unit

Producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has launched a global networks division to support its international expansion efforts. Former National Geographic Partners COO Ward Platt will lead the division, taking up the newly created role of CEO, global networks and kids. The global networks division will manage: Blue Ant’s joint venture with AT&T, […]

Sniderman joins Blue Ant from Vice’s Pulse

Blue Ant Media has added to its senior management team by bringing in Sam Sniderman from Vice Media-owned Pulse Films. Sniderman has been named global head of commercial affairs at the Toronto-based broadcast, production and distribution company. His hire comes soon after Blue Ant acquired David Haslingden’s Racat Group. He was previously global COO and […]

Blue Ant buys RACAT to form natural history powerhouse

Toronto-based producer-distributor Blue Ant Media has announced the high-profile acquisition of international media organisation RACAT Group. Included in the purchase are prestigious production houses NHNZ, Beach House Pictures and Northern Pictures. Also included in the deal is international children’s nature broadcaster ZooMoo Networks and Runaway Play, a mobile game developer and publisher. The RACAT businesses […]

Discovery finds Nomad Chef, new Baker Brothers

Discovery Networks International has commissioned a pair of food-themed series, one featuring roving chef Jock Zonfrillo. Nomad Chef will follow Zonfrillo (pictured) as he journeys to remote communities to hunt, forage and cook with with ingenious locals. After returning to his city-based restaurant, he will then develop a menu inspired by his travels. The other […]

ABC Oz ‘will turbo charge natural history and can rival the BBC’

Phil Craig, the head of documentaries at Australian public broadcaster the ABC, says that a new international outlook and partnership with its US counterpart PBS means it will be able to rival the BBC in terms of international influence in the natural history sphere. Craig was speaking at the Sunny Side of the Doc event […]

Keshet, Haslingden launch Oz production venture

Israel’s Keshet International is going into business with former Fox Networks Group president David Haslingden to launch a new production venture in Australia. Keshet and Haslingden’s RACAT holding company will jointly own Keshet Australia, which will aim to bring Keshet’s slate of more than 50 scripted and unscripted formats to television screens in Australia and […]