Blue Ant International


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 […]

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, […]