Mike Jackson to join Blue Ant International as Senior Director, International Sales & Acquisitions
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(Toronto, ON, March 31, 2016) – Blue Ant International, a division of Blue Ant Media and leaders in 4K, specialist factual, factual entertainment and high impact docs, today announced the expansion of its UK office with the appointment of Mike Jackson to Senior Director, International Sales & Acquisitions.
In this role, Jackson will oversee efforts across a remit that includes co-productions, pre-sales, sales and acquisitions. He will be responsible for sales to the UK, Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland), Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg), Southern Europe (Italy Capodistria, Malta, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City, Greece and Cyprus) and the Middle East (Afghanistan, Armaco, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Oman).
Jackson arrives at Blue Ant International from Banijay International where he served as Head of Global Sales. His previous work includes roles at DCD Rights, Zodiak Rights and DRG’s Zeal Television. Jackson’s first market representing Blue Ant International will be MIPTV.
“Our growth in the UK is critical to our continued leadership in premium content,” said Solange Attwood, SVP, Blue Ant International. “Mike’s extensive track record allows us to access more global partnerships and leading content creators, while delivering on our clients’ ever-evolving needs, across multiple platforms.”
Blue Ant International is a leading content distribution company, with the largest slate of unscripted 4K programming globally. Its diverse catalogue of over 2,000 hours includes award-winning factual, factual entertainment, lifestyle, reality, documentary series, high impact docs and blockbuster formats. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company’s catalogue includes The Weapon Hunter (Cream Productions; 6×60’HD), Wild Ride (Nomadic Nation; 16×30’ HD) and Live Here, Buy This (JV Productions; 52×30’ HD). Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media. blueantinternational.com