Wade Platt


Blue Ant TV boss steps down in rejig

Blue Ant Media’s CEO of television and digital, Raja Khanna, is leaving the Canadian content business after more than a decade. He will leave his post at the end of the year, as the company continues to position itself as an international production, distribution and channels operation. “In order to deliver on our growth strategy, […]

Blue Ant launches toon studio

Canada’s Blue Ant Media has launched an animation studio, Look Mom! Productions. The unit will aim to produce programming for kids aged 6-11 and teens and adults aged between 18-34. Blue Ant exec Joshua Bowen has been tapped to lead Look! Mom as creative director. Already in active development is the 26x11mins series Toy Hunters […]

Ex-Nat Geo topper to lead Blue Ant networks unit

Producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has launched a global networks division to support its international expansion efforts. Former National Geographic Partners COO Ward Platt will lead the division, taking up the newly created role of CEO, global networks and kids. The global networks division will manage: Blue Ant’s joint venture with AT&T, […]

Fox reshuffles Nat Geo Partners pack

Several National Geographic Partners executives will change roles after an international restructure. This follows 21st Century Fox taking control of its joint venture with the National Geographic Society and the establishment of National Geographic Partners. Two changes see Fox Networks Group’s general manager for Mexico, Lorenzo Orozco (below, right) named NGP’s GM and senior VP […]

Nat Geo rejigs global team

National Geographic’s reorganisation under the leadership of Courteney Monroe has continued and she has named the team running the global channels unit at the Fox-owned company. Monroe (left) became the international channels chief under a new structure at the factual giant introduced late last year after Fox took control of Nat Geo. Fox International Channels […]

FIC Asia adds syndication chief

Fox International Channels Asia has appointed a head of affiliated partnerships and syndication to work on bespoke products for local markets. Alex Lambeek, who joins from Indonesian DTH satellite operator Aora, will lead FIC’s efforts to work with platform operators to create tailor-made versions of its products, particularly in mobile, non-linear and multi-screen extensions. He […]