Miami, Florida (January 16, 2018) – Blue Ant International, a transatlantic distributor of premium content and division of Blue Ant Media, announces from Natpe Miami 2018 that the business continues to broaden its global footprint with more than 300 hours of new sales closed with high-profile, international content providers across linear television, streaming video services and ancillary platforms.
“As we head into our fourth year of operations, Blue Ant International’s global reach has expanded tremendously, representing top tier producers and a premium library of content, that has won numerous awards, attracting the attention of high-profile media companies everywhere,” said Solange Attwood, SVP, Blue Ant International. “Our aspirations for 2018 are even bigger as we seek out new opportunities to grow sales across all of our categories which include factual, factual entertainment, lifestyle, reality, crime, paranormal, 4K nature and wildlife and high-impact docs.”
Scripps Networks Interactive (Asia) acquires two lifestyle fan favourites including Post My Party (13×30’HD; General Purpose Entertainment), a DIY wedding planning show hosted by Lynzie Kent, event planner extraordinaire; and Holiday Makeover (6×30’HD; Blue Ant Media) a series where one lucky person learns from hosts Alison, Denise and Adjoa how to create a sensational, seasonal affair.
Discovery Networks (New Zealand & Benelux) buys I’ve Got Something To Tell You (6×60’HD; Zig Zag Productions) featuring host Amanda Holden and a fixed-rig set up as she listens in on intimate conversations between loved ones and friends.
Foxtel (Australia) picks up The Weapon Hunter (12×60’HD; Cream Productions) which features rock’n’roll promoter and expert swordsman Paul Shull on his journey to track down the finest military specimens in North America; and paranormal thriller Haunted Case Files (13×60’HD; Our House Media) following North America’s leading ghost hunters and mediums as they recount their most riveting supernatural experiences.
FTV Prima (Europe), a Czech TV commercial linear channel, adds How The World Ends (6×60’HD; CMJ Productions), exploring some of the most widely-held doomsday forecasts and their impending timeline to destruction; and Airport: Below Zero (10×60’HD; Our House Media) a factual entertainment series showcasing the world’s fastest growing major airport and the exploits of this 24/7 operation.
TVN International Extra (Europe) buys Risk Takers I & II (18×60’HD; CMJ Productions), featuring some of the bravest and most adventurous people and professions; and Stunt Stars (10×60’HD; CMJ Productions), a series that puts the spotlight on adrenaline junkies who have dedicated their lives to thrilling audiences with their daring and spectacular performances.
Société Radio-Canada (North America) picks up Hope for Wildlife, Season 6 (13×60’4K & HD; Arcadia Entertainment), featuring Hope Swinimer and her staff of volunteers as they rescue, rehabilitate and release thousands of animals into the wild each year. In addition, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (North America) acquires Season 1 and 2 of nature and wildlife series Arctic Secrets (8×60’4K & HD; White Pine Pictures) which explores The Arctic through spectacular and never-before-seen aerial panoramas.
Blue Ant International is a leading content distribution company with the largest slate of native 4K nature and wildlife content globally. Its diverse catalog of over 3,200+ hours includes award-winning factual, factual entertainment, kids and family, lifestyle, reality, documentary series, high impact docs, blockbuster formats. With offices in the UK and Toronto, the company’s library includes I’ve Got Something To Tell You (from UKTV and ZigZag Productions; 6×60’HD), Teddies (Beach House Pictures Kids and Northern Pictures Kids; 90×30’HD) and Orangutan Jungle School (NHNZ; 10 x 60′ HDR + 4K + HD). Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media. blueantinternational.com