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Factual Round-up: Abacus takes Scorsese-hosted doc global; Love Nature orders ‘Malawi Wildlife Rescue’ S2; ITVS Factual Pitch deadline nears

Abacus takes Scorsese-hosted doc global London-based Abacus Media Rights has acquired global distribution rights to documentary feature The Oratorio, hosted by filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The 1 x 66-minute film offers insight into the immigrant experience as it tells the story of how an 1826 performance at St Patrick’s Old Cathedral introduced Italian opera to New […]

Blue Ant’s Love Nature ups Alison Barrat to expanded commissioning role

Canada’s Blue Ant Media has promoted Alison Barrat to become SVP of production & development at Love Nature, with a remit to find, develop and commission new projects for the fast-growing channel brand. Barrat is responsible for executing programming strategies for Love Nature’s international networks and oversees all production management and post production, as well […]

News round-up: Insight TV lands on Pluto TV; SPI channels head to Germany & Russia; Love Nature expands in Lat Am

Insight TV heads to Pluto TV UHD broadcaster Insight TV has launched three of its channels on ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV in the UK and Germany as both continue their accelerated growth. The millennial-focused broadcaster has brought three of its channels to the service: lifestyle channel Insight TV; action-focused channel InTrouble; and science/technology/knowledge channel InWonder. […]

Blue Ant preps ‘A Bee’s Diary’ for Love Nature as show wraps production

Blue Ant Media’s wildlife channel and streamer brand Love Nature is preparing to air its latest nature commission A Bee’s Diary, which has wrapped production. The 1 x 50-minute and 1 x 90-minute show – shot in 4K – is from Germany’s Taglicht Media and is being produced in association with Canadian pubcaster CBC and […]

Blue Ant Media ups Jamie Schouela to global channels boss, Carlyn Staudt to oversee Love Nature

Toronto-based producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has promoted Jamie Schouela to president of global channels and media, while Carlyn Staudt has been made global general manager of its wildlife brand Love Nature. In his new role, Schouela will lead the company’s streaming and linear television networks and digital platforms worldwide, as well […]

Blue Ant’s Love Nature joins Ireland’s RTÉ, Arte France on wildlife series

Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature has joined forces with Ireland’s RTÉ and Arte France on a new three-parter that explores the hardy and resilient wildlife that survives on Ireland’s battered Atlantic islands. Ireland’s Wild Islands is being produced by Irish production company Crossing the Line and is hosted by Irish wildlife and outdoor TV presenter […]

Love Nature launches on Les Bouquets Canal+ in Africa

Online and linear wildlife and nature channel Love Nature has launched in more than 25 African countries on pay-TV platform Les Bouquets Canal+. Love Nature, a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, is now available in more than 100 countries on pay-TV platforms such as Sky, Rogers, Virgin and Starhub, as well […]

News round-up: Germany’s Redseven returns to production; BBC Two, Arte explore US foreign policy; Silverlining’s ‘Farm’ to open in July

Redseven returns for Sat.1’s The Taste Red Arrow Studios-owned German producer Redseven Entertainment has returned to studio production for the first time since the outbreak of Coronavirus to work on an eighth season of culinary format The Taste. The show, which has been extended by broadcaster parent ProSiebenSat.1, started production on its eighth run in […]

News round-up: Love Nature unveils blue chip duo; BET+ visits eOne’s Diggstown

Love Nature greenlights blue chip duo Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature 4K has greenlit two six-part, blue-chip specialist factual series from sibling producers for its linear and online channels. A Wild Year On Earth, produced by Blue Ant Studios’ Northern Pictures and narrated by actor Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), is an epic look at how […]

Factual round-up: ITVS sells Plimsoll’s ‘Planet Earth’; Docubay’s 1091 deal; Love Nature expands in Russia; Kew’s unscripted sales

ITVS pounces on Plimsoll’s natural history series ITV Studios has picked up international distribution rights to Plimsoll Productions’ new natural history series, A Year On Planet Earth. The 6 x 60-minute show is being produced for ITV and is from natural history team Tom Hugh-Jones (Planet Earth II), Andrew Jackson (Frozen Planet) and Martha Holmes […]

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