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Blue Ant’s Love Nature joins Ireland’s RTÉ, Arte France on wildlife series

Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature has joined forces with Ireland’s RTÉ and Arte France on a new three-parter that explores the hardy and resilient wildlife that survives on Ireland’s battered Atlantic islands. Ireland’s Wild Islands is being produced by Irish production company Crossing the Line and is hosted by Irish wildlife and outdoor TV presenter […]

Kids round-up: Blue Ant expands on Roku; Sky strikes Moonbug SVOD deal; Dandelooo to sell ‘Kosmix’; and more…

Blue Ant expands kids nature presence on Roku International media company Blue Ant Media has launched three new family and kid-friendly linear channels on The Roku Channel in the US; Love Nature, Love Nature Español and ZooMoo. Love Nature (and Love Nature Español) is a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand and includes programming including 7 x 60-minute […]

Love Nature launches on Les Bouquets Canal+ in Africa

Online and linear wildlife and nature channel Love Nature has launched in more than 25 African countries on pay-TV platform Les Bouquets Canal+. Love Nature, a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, is now available in more than 100 countries on pay-TV platforms such as Sky, Rogers, Virgin and Starhub, as well […]

News round-up: Germany’s Redseven returns to production; BBC Two, Arte explore US foreign policy; Silverlining’s ‘Farm’ to open in July

Redseven returns for Sat.1’s The Taste Red Arrow Studios-owned German producer Redseven Entertainment has returned to studio production for the first time since the outbreak of Coronavirus to work on an eighth season of culinary format The Taste. The show, which has been extended by broadcaster parent ProSiebenSat.1, started production on its eighth run in […]

News round-up: Sky Studios invests in Longboat Pictures; Travel Channel orders eerie doc series from Karga Seven; Love Nature lands on Xumo in US and more…

Sky Studios invests in UK prodco Longboat Pictures Comcast-owned Sky Studios has acquired a minority stake in Longboat Pictures, a new London-based indie prodco specialising in TV drama. Longboat was founded last year by LA-based director-producer Julie Anne Robinson and former ITV commissioner Victoria Fea. Under the deal, Sky Studios’ investment will help to accelerate Longboat’s […]

News round-up: Love Nature unveils blue chip duo; BET+ visits eOne’s Diggstown

Love Nature greenlights blue chip duo Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature 4K has greenlit two six-part, blue-chip specialist factual series from sibling producers for its linear and online channels. A Wild Year On Earth, produced by Blue Ant Studios’ Northern Pictures and narrated by actor Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), is an epic look at how […]

Blue Ant Media expands Love Nature channel across Europe

Blue Ant Media is expanding the reach of its Love Nature channel in Europe. The 4K natural history channel has become available in Slovakia via local operator Antik Telecom, with thew deal brokered by Chiara McKee, VP of EMEA, kids and global networks at Blue Ant. Antik subscribers will have access to Love Nature’s library […]

Blue Ant strikes StarTimes deal to expand channels business in Africa

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 […]

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 […]

Blue Ant Media expands digital drive with Stephanie Atlas

Blue Ant Media has appointed Stephanie Atlas as VP of digital content and programming for nature and kids. In the newly created role, based out of Washington DC, the exec will direct the creative vision for both Love Nature and ZooMoo’s social media presence. Atlas will report into LA-based Greg Kampanis, SVP and GM of […]

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