Blue Ant International

NATPE: Walking Dead most in-demand; ITVS GE’s LatAm formats deal; MGM goes to court

Walking Dead named Parrot’s most in-demand series Parrot Analytics has named AMC’s The Walking Dead as its most in-demand TV series for 2018 as part of the firm’s inaugural Global TV Demand Awards out of NATPE Miami. Walking Dead cast members Josh McDermitt and Pollyanna McIntosh and producer Denise Huth were on hand to accept the […]

Blue Ant expands UK office with DRG exec

Blue Ant International is expanding its UK operations with the appointment of DRG’s Fleur Wheatley as international sales manager. Wheatley will oversee Blue Ant’s sales across the Middle East, Africa, Benelux, Greece and Israel. She will report to Alex Maldini, VP of international sales and acquisitions. The new exec arrives from Digital Rights Group (DRG), […]

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 […]

Love Nature hires ex-Warner Bros., MGM exec

Factual SVOD service Love Nature has hired a director of partnerships, Vince Petersen. Operating out of Love Nature’s London office, Petersen will focus on driving subscription growth in the SVOD space, and take the territory lead for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. He joins from TV technology company Netgem, where he was head of international […]

Former Tricon exec to head sales at Blue Ant

Blue Ant Media has brought in ex-Tricon exec Nick Solowski as head of sales and acquisitions at its international division. In the Toronto-based role he will run the sales operation across Canada, US-Hispanic, Latin America, Iberia and Australasia. In other changes at Blue Ant International, the distribution arm of the Canadian programmer and channel operator, […]

Discovery itching for Blue Ant factual

Discovery Networks has acquired 55 hours of lifestyle and factual programming from Canadian distributor Blue Ant International. The programmes are for Discovery operations in the US, and Latin America and Hispanic US. Discovery Family in the US and Discovery Networks Latin America / US Hispanic (DLA/USH) have acquired the 13x30mins Post My Party (pictured), a […]

Blue Ant has Something to Tell You in Cannes

Canada’s Blue Ant International is hitting the Croisette this month with new titles including long-running OLN series The Liquidator and new UKTV format I’ve Got Something to Tell You. Blue Ant has signed a deal with Anaid Productions for 91x30mins Canadian series Liquidator, which follows high-stales trader Jeff Schwartz, and 11x30mins reality series Hail Mary, […]

Banijay UK chief to exit

Rod Henwood is stepping down from his post as CEO of Banijay UK, Belgium and Netherlands. He will leave in November, with “an announcement will follow shortly regarding the organisational changes that will be made following Rod’s departure”, according to a Banijay statement. Henwood’s post put him in charge of prodcos such as RDF, IWC, […]

Ex-Banijay sales exec joins New Flemish Primitives

Former Banijay International sales manager Siobhan Herriot is joining The Flemish Primitives as head of sales. She joins the Brussels-based distributor on June 1, reporting to general manager Steven Allcock. Herriot (pictured left) will work out of London and Brussels, selling formats such as The Mole, Eternal Glory and new efforts The House and Like […]

NATPE: Discovery takes Blue Ant factual

Discovery Networks Latin America and Brazil’s Globosat have bought factual programming from Canada’s Blue Ant International. DNLA’s deal comprises 13x30mins What’s For Sale? With a View and 13x30mins Dog’s Best Friend. Globosat has acquired 1x60mins 4K doc Jago: A Life Underwater, 6x30mins Prank You, 6x60mins The Weapon Hunter, 26x30mins Reno vs Relocate, 4x60mins Dino Hunt […]