Blink Films to produce 24 hours of 4K natural history content over two years for Love Nature, a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks
Blue Ant International will offer this content as part of its 4K wildlife and nature catalog by 2019
Cannes, France (April 3, 2017) – Blue Ant Media, global leaders in 4K wildlife and nature content, announced from MIPTV today a two-year production and distribution output arrangement with Blink Films. The deal will see Blink Films starting production this month in South America, Hungary, Austria and South Africa to create seven new original series (24 hours) for Love Nature, a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks.
“This exclusive output deal is an extension of our ongoing relationship with Blink Films to create premium programming for Blue Ant Media’s factual channels,” said Vanessa Case, EVP, Content, Blue Ant Media. “Our new partnership will see us adding 24 hours of new premium wildlife and nature programming to Love Nature’s library, currently the largest 4K natural history offering on the market.”
As part of this deal, Blue Ant International will add this content to its premium factual offering to buyers worldwide by 2019.
“We are delighted to embark on these 24 hours of wildlife and nature programming. The scale of this production gives us the opportunity to achieve something quite special, with a great mix of animal behaviour and science,” said Dan Chambers, Creative Director, Blink Films.
Blink Films is an award-winning, UK-based factual producer of features, documentaries, drama-docs and entertainment and comedy programming. Blink Films has previously produced 30 hours of content for Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature and, in 2015, produced Missing Evidence for the media company’s Smithsonian Channel Canada brand.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,300+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, including the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). blueantmedia.com