By January 21, 2013Press Releases

Half-Hour Special Premieres January 26 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

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(Toronto, ON) January 21, 2013 – Bite is proud to announce the premiere of iconic Canadian comedian, Andrea Martin’s half-hour special Andrea Martin: Abroad, Saturday, January 26 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT.


SCTV alumni, Andrea Martin, journeys by cruise ship around the Mediterranean with her best friend Debra. They’ll see the leaning tower of Pisa, confound the locals with their terrible Italian, complain about the cruise food, inevitably get sick, accidently film the inside of Andrea’s purse, see if locals and cruise members recognize Andrea and try not to kill each other along the way.

“When Andrea came to us with the idea to cruise the Mediterranean and shoot it, neither one of us knew what we would get,” said Marcia Martin, SVP Original Content, Blue Ant Media. “She doesn’t like to travel, she doesn’t like the water, she’s not good with change and she’s claustrophobic, so I said ‘why not!’”

Andrea Martin: Abroad airs on Bite TV Saturday, January 26 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT, and will go live on Bite.caas six, 5-minute webisodes the following day.

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Blue Ant Media is a privately held integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes great content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories. The company owns specialty channels Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX TV along with four premium, commercial-free channels Oasis HD, HIFI, eqHD, radX and their companion websites. Blue Ant Media’s digital publishing division produces daily content for its web and mobile sites and recently launched AUX Magazine, a monthly music tablet magazine. Producing over 400 hours of original content, Blue Ant Media develops both in house programming and co-productions with international partners. Blue Ant recently acquired Cottage Life Media Inc., publishers of Cottage Life, Cottage, Outdoor Canada and Canadian Home Workshop and producers of the Spring & Fall Cottage Life consumer shows.

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