Blue Ant International


News round-up: ‘Block Out’ format sells to Spain and Netherlands; Abacus gain global rights to Andrew Sadek doc; Blue Ant shifts 320 factual hours worldwide; and more…

RTVE and Avrotros buy ‘Block Out’ format RTVE in Spain and Avrotros in the Netherlands have both commissioned local versions of Red Arrow Studios International’s gameshow format Block Out. Originally created by Japan-based Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios, Block Out made its debut in Thailand on Channel 7 and has also been sold to […]

Blue Ant hires Discovery exec Blanksma to SVP sales role

Global distributor Blue Ant International has appointed Gerbrig Blanksma as SVP of international sales and partnerships. Based in London, Blanksma will report to Solange Attwood, EVP of Blue Ant International – a division of Blue Ant Media – and will oversee sales across the UK and Italy. She will expand the division’s library with additional […]

Factual round-up: TVF tackles Coronavirus; Reelz marks VIS UK first; Red Arrow, Blue Ant add to slate

TVF working on Coronavirus specials UK-based independent distributor TVF International is working on two investigative specials from Channel NewsAsia about the Coronavirus. Current affairs special Coronavirus: The Silent Killer (1 x 48-minutes) investigates the origins and global spread of the virus and assesses the Chinese government’s response to the outbreak. Bild in Germany, Al Jazeera […]

Love Nature 4K, White Pine and Blue Ant team for ‘Wild Pacific Rescue’

Natural history specialist Love Nature 4K has greenlit Wild Pacific Rescue , a six parter produced by White Pine Pictures which is being sold worldwide by Blue Ant International. The 4K series will premiere on Cottage Life in Canada in spring 2021 and roll out across select Love Nature linear and streaming video platforms internationally. Blue Ant International […]

Blue Ant scores Japanese sales with NHK, FNG Japan

Japanese public broadcaster NHK has swooped for Blue Ant International’s blue chip natural history doc Turtle Beach. The deal is among a slate of licensing and renewal agreements struck with NHK as well as cable and satellite network Fox Networks Group Japan. NHK has licensed three new titles including Turtle Beach (1 x 60 minutes; […]

Off The Fence’s Ludo Dufour boards Blue Ant International

Long-time Off The Fence exec Ludo Dufour has boarded Blue Ant International and will relocate from Amsterdam to the US. He is to serve as SVP of international co-productions and sales for the distributor, focusing on co-productions, co-ventures, pre-sales, new business development and distribution licensing in the US. Dufour will operate out of the business’s […]

Exclusive: Blue Ant Int’l inks first-look deal with Zeppelin Films

Blue Ant International has struck a first-look deal with former BBC commissioner Elliot Reed’s Rich Kids Go Homeless producer Zeppelin Films – its first such agreement out of the UK.  The distributor has inked an exclusive two-year first-look deal that gives the business format and distribution rights to all future content, including recent commissions such as 5 […]

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 […]

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