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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 […]

Blue Ant adds six originals for Canadian channels

Blue Ant Media has commissioned six originals as well as a raft of digital content to air on its platforms in Canada, including Cottage Life, T+E and Makeful. For magazine spin-off channel Cottage Life, production has started on documentary series The Bryk Cottage, in which designer and contractor Danielle Bryk rebuilds her family cottage from […]

Renegade’s Levi boards Antenna as creative director

Antenna Pictures has appointed former Renegade exec Jonathan Levi as creative director. Operating out of the Blue Ant Media-owned business’s London office, Levi is to build a new development and production slate, expanding Antenna’s remit into more entertainment and fact ent programming. Levi will work closely with Jago Lee, MD of Antenna Pictures. He most […]

MIPCOM: The Big Deals

With this week’s MIPCOM market coming to a close, TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes. Netflix The streaming giant picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in […]

Blue Ant acquires Canada’s Saloon Media

Blue Ant Media has acquired Toronto-based company Saloon Media, which specialises in factual projects. Saloon Media’s CEO Michael Kot (pictured) and executive producers Paul Kilback and Steve Gamester will join Blue Ant’s Global Production unit, along with head of production Betty Orr. The purchase is a step toward expansion in North America, where Blue Ant […]

Blue Ant restructures North American operations to boost production

Blue Ant Media has restructured its North American division in a bid to strengthen its production slate in the US and Canada. The Canadian producer-distributor has appointed producer Laura Michalchyshyn (pictured, right), who was most recently an EP on Dawn Porter’s Netflix doc Bobby Kennedy For President, as an original programming consultant and producer. She […]

Blue Ant brings CBS titles FBI & Charmed to Asia

Blue Ant Media, an international content producer, distributor and operator, is bringing fresh CBS Studios International titles FBI and Charmed (pictured) to its Blue Ant Entertainment channel in Asia. Other CBS titles to appear on the network will include Bull, the CBS and Amblin Television-produced drama, as well as Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show with Stephen […]

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