Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant’s Beach House expands in India with ex-Netflix docs chief

Blue Ant Media’s Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has launched a new prodco with the former chief of Netflix’s documentary productions in Asia-Pacific, Raghav Khanna. Riverland Entertainment is based out of Mumbai and will partner with local Indian talent to create shows for global and Indian audiences, using Beach House’s network and its post-production facility, Space […]

News round-up: Love Nature enters Poland; Keshet Int’l lands Reeva Steenkamp series; DFW readies ‘Long Gone’

Love Nature enters Poland Blue Ant Media’s streaming and channel brand Love Nature is expanding into Poland, following a deal with Canal+ Polska. The 4K channel is now available – fully localised in Polish – to subscribers, who can watch shows including Becoming Orangutan, Wild Dogs: Running With The Pack, Battle Of The Alphas and New Kids In The […]

London TV Screenings sets 2023 dates, goes up against BBC Studios Showcase

London TV Screenings, the fast-growing event organised by All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios, is to be held over the same week as BBC Studios’ flagship market. The London screenings event’s third iteration will run from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 3 March next year, following a 2022 version that attracted more than […]

Blue Ant Media ups long-time duo for FAST push

Canada’s Blue Ant Media has promoted Craig Junner to SVP of programming & content strategy, global media, and Andrea Harrick to VP of content acquisitions, global media, to help support the company’s ongoing FAST expansion. Long-time execs Junner and Harrick are credited by Blue Ant as playing “integral leadership roles” over the past 12 months […]

News round-up: Vice joins Vuulr; Blue Ant expands FAST channels; ZDFS snags Irish thriller

Vice joins Vuulr Vice Distribution has struck a deal that will see 1,000 hours of its shows made available via online content marketplace Vuulr. Titles listed on Vuulr span investigative documentary, entertainment, sport and lifestyle content, including the hit wrestling show Dark Side Of The Ring, which explores the darkest stories from the golden age of […]

Love Nature, PBS & Arte explore climate change with ‘Evolution Earth’

Love Nature has partnered with PBS in the US and European broadcaster Arte on a five part natural history series that reveals how wildlife are adapting to new environments caused by climate change. Evolution Earth (5 x 50 minutes) is being produced by Passion Planet and examines a raft of adaptation stories that illustrate the […]

TBI Weekly: What BANFF & MIFA tell us about 2022 so far

TBI has been on the road this week, taking in the mountainous surroundings of Annecy for MIFA and the Canadian Rockies for the Banff World Media Festival. Here are six takeaways from those events exploring how they reflect the key trends of 2022 to date. Annecy in France and Banff in Canada are 4,885 miles apart, apparently, […]

Corus, Bell & CBC urge reform to stop US streamers ‘sucking dollars to Hollywood’

Canadian broadcasters including Bell Media, Corus Entertainment and CBC have urged upcoming regulatory reforms to stop US firms from “sucking dollars to Hollywood” without supporting the country’s own cultural development.  The C-11 Bill is set to update a raft of regulations across the Canadian media industry, including introducing a requirement for streamers to contribute to the country’s […]

Saloon Media ups new head of unscripted development & hires production exec

Blue Ant-owned Canadian prodco Saloon Media has upped Nick Crowe to head of unscripted development and hired Tara Elwood as production executive. Reporting to MD Michael Kot, Crowe will now lead Saloon’s development team as it expands its unscripted portfolio in North America and internationally, with a focus on factual entertainment, formats and specials. Crowe’s […]

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