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Ex-WWE boss to run Smithsonian, Blue Ant 4K co

Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks have teamed to launch Blue Skye Entertainment, a new UK-based company exclusively focused on 4K content. Canada-based Blue Ant, which runs specialty channels as well as producing and distributing non-fiction content, and the TV division of museum and research organisation Smithsonian, have appointed Jo Parkinson to run the new […]

Blue Ant cuts Zig Zag deal, brings 4K to Cannes

Blue Ant International has inked a development and distribution deal with UK indie Zig Zag Productions. The UK prodco announced it was staffing up earlier this week, and the agreement will see Canada-based Blue Ant invest in Zig Zag’s slate and sell some of its content internationally. The company operates specialty channels in Canada and […]

Blue Ant brings 4K to Cannes

Blue Ant International is launching a slate of new 4K shows at MIPCOM next month. The distributor, a division of Canada-based producer and channel operator Blue Ant Media, will have a slew of wildlife and doc specials and series in the UHD format, with 40 new hours in all. The line-up includes 2x60mins Seasons of […]

Blue chip to new chip: natural history with bite

Stewart Clarke speaks to commissioners, producers, distributors and digital pioneers about their efforts to reimagine the natural history genre. Alastair Fothergill is the embodiment of blue-chip, making landmark series for the BBC and films for Disney Nature, but he is now seeking to reinvent the genre, out of necessity as much as anything. “When I […]

Blue Ant plots Big Feed in 4K

Blue Ant International is developing new 4K productions, including a series that goes behind the scenes of a zoo, ahead of MIPTV. With Canadian broadcaster parent Blue Ant Media committed to producing a large slate of 4K nature and wildlife programming, sales arm Blue Ant International has nearly 100 new hours for market. These include13x30mins […]