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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 […]

MIPTV organisers reveal first batch of distributors signed up to reimagined market

All3Media, Discovery and Warner Bros. are among the distributors to have signed up for next year’s reimagined MIPTV market. MIP organiser Reed Midem today (8 October) revealed 13 distributors and studios that have confirmed attendance at the April event. The group includes Beyond International, Blue Ant Media, Deutsche Welle, Global Agency, Global Screen, KOCCA, Shoreline […]

Blue Ant Media appoints Jigsaw, Sundance alum to oversee creative

Blue Ant Media in Canada has appointed Sundance and Jigsaw Media alum Laura Michalchyshyn as its chief creative officer. Former Jigsaw Media exec Mischalchyshyn will take up the new role immediately and has also been named co-president of content production for Blue Ant Studios. She reports to Blue Ant Media’s CEO and co-founder Michael MacMillan […]

Love Nature, Smithsonian, Arte team on ‘Stormborn’ series

Love Nature has partnered with Smithsonian Channel, France’s Arte and BBC Scotland on a blue-chip natural history series that follows a dramatic breeding year in the North Atlantic. Produced by Scotland’s Maramedia, Stormborn (w/t; 3 x 50 minutes) follows animals that survive on the northern edges of the Atlantic Ocean, and will have its broadcast […]

Netflix boards ‘Age of Samurai’ drama doc

Netflix and Blue Ant Media-run Smithsonian Canada have commissioned Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a drama doc about the warring kingdoms of feudal Japan. Billed as a ‘real life Game of Thrones’, Age of Samurai is produced by Cream Productions and the showrunner is director Simon George (World War II From Space, Barbarians Rising, Origins). The show […]

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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