Blue Ant Media closes out 2017 with its bouquet of channels launching throughout the Asia Pacific region including Thailand, Hong Kong and the Maldives
Singapore (November 29, 2017) – Blue Ant Media announced from ATF (Asia TV Forum and Market) today several new distribution deals across the Asia Pacific region for Love Nature, a joint venture with Smithsonian Networks, and its 4K and HD linear channels; ZooMoo a children’s nature linear television channel and joint venture with AT&T; and recently acquired linear channels Blue Ant Entertainment (formerly RTL CBS Entertainment) and Blue Ant Extreme (formerly RTL CBS Extreme).
These deals showcase the ongoing expansion of Blue Ant Media’s roster of channels in the Asia Pacific region which will introduce audiences across the region to Love Nature’s exclusive and family-friendly, original wildlife and nature content via its 4K and HD linear channels; ZooMoo’s 500 hours of original content combining spectacular wildlife footage with puppetry, animation and narration for the Kids 2-7 category; Blue Ant Entertainment’s top drama, reality series, late night talk shows and prestigious U.S. award show telecasts; and Blue Ant Extreme’s action-packed content, offering popular series, extreme sports, magic and reality programming.
“With widespread interest from buyers all over the Asia Pacific region, these deals represent the brand strength of our channels and original programming,” said Beatrice Lee, CEO, Blue Ant Media Asia Pacific. “From general entertainment to children’s programming to nature and wildlife documentaries, our bouquet of channels offers a diversity in programming that we know audiences all over the world will love.
Blue Ant Media has extended its carriage deal of Blue Ant Entertainment and Blue Ant Extreme on TrueVisions in Thailand for another two years. The two channels have also land on AIS in Thailand on the AIS OTT platform. Blue Ant Entertainment will also continue its carriage on Now TV (PCCW) in Hong Kong for three more years and NOW has also picked up Blue Ant Extreme as part of this deal.
Love Nature and ZooMoo will launch on Dhirragu Maldives, a leading digital service provider in the Maldives, offering 60 premium linear channels with genres ranging from prime-time television to newscasts, documentaries to lifestyle television in multiple languages.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 3,200+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), Blue Ant Entertainment (International), Blue Ant Extreme (International) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. Blueantmedia.com.