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Tricon taking INNvasion out to market

Tricon Films & Television is launching Dining INNvasion, a new food and décor series, internationally. The 13x30mins Canadian series sees old-fashioned inns given a contemporary makeover with the aim of making them the ultimate country dining venues. In the series, executive chef Victor Barry and event planner Rebecca Wise revitalise dated with innovative new menus […]

Jones McCauley lands Blue Ant sales director role

Former BBC Worldwide Canada executive Gwen Jones McCauley has been named director, international sales at Toronto-based distributor Blue Ant Media. She joins from Undercover Boss Canada and The People’s Couch Canada producer Thomas Howe Associates, which she had joined from BBCWW’s Canadian arm in August last year. At THA, she was senior VP, content sales. […]

News brief: Colin and Justin return to Canada

Canadian broadcaster Cottage Life and a compatriot VOD platform have ordered a second season of Peace Point Entertainment’s Colin and Justin’s Cabin Pressure. Blue Ant Media-owned Cottage Life will launch the 13x30mins season next spring, with OUTtv then offering it to viewers digitally. The show, which features British designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, is […]

Khanna launching new distributor at MIPTV

Raja Khanna’s Blue Ant Media is launching a new distribution arm at MIPTV next month. Blue Ant International will be based in Toronto, Canada, and will launch its first slate at MIPTV. New titles for the market include 4K doc safari doc series Nomads of the Serengeti, thirteen-part travel series My Retreat, dog series Pick […]

RAI and SBS Discovery make non-scripted programme acquisitions

Italian broadcaster RAI has bought Hurricane Hunters and Prehistoric Assassins from GRB Entertainment amid a raft of non-scripted programme deals for the US-based distributor. Other deals include Norway’s SBS Discovery and Ukraine’s Solar Media both acquiring Bloopers, and Canadian specialty channel operator Blue Ant Media’s acquisition of Last Call Food Brawl and Smoked. TV7 from […]

Canadian net, TVFI make splash with Bahama Blue

Canadian channel Oasis HD is coproducing a new 6x60mins series that explores the aquatic life around the Bahamas in high definition, and TVF International is also attached. Bahama Blue comes from Canadian indie Parallax Film Productions. The company’s co-founders, Ian Herring and Maija Leivo, will be in Cannes to meet potential partners for the series. […]

Smithsonian Channel gets first int’l launch

The Smithsonian Channel will launch in Canada this autumn, marking the first time the factual net has launch outside the US. Smithsonian Networks and Blue Ant Media have partnered to launch the new Canadian HD channel, which will replace specialty network eqhd and be available through “all major distribution partners”. Smithsonian, a joint venture between […]

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