(Miami, FL – January 22, 2019) – Blue Ant International, a transatlantic distributor of premium content and division of Blue Ant Media, announced at NATPE 2019 today its latest round of international sales. The distributor continues to broaden its global footprint with new original and acquired programming from its key tent-pole categories: High Impact Documentaries, Factual Entertainment, Specialist Factual, Kids & Family and Scripted & Digital Studios.
“Blue Ant International is entering 2019 with a diversified slate of programming that includes distinctive productions, increased programming investment and a growing number of relationships with top-tier producers from around the globe,” said Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. “Our goals for the year include continued growth internationally as we bring compelling narratives and stories untold to audiences hungry for new programming.”
Blue Ant International has secured a sale for Architect Films’ Lakefront Luxury (Season 1; 10×30’; HD) by national U.S. television network, Bravo (US), which is the #1 cable network among female viewers in the US market. The series will complement the network’s popular lineup of acclaimed original series which is served to the most affluent audience in cable across the US. The ten-part series is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind with stunning views, gorgeous waterfronts and serene sunsets. Viewers will tour properties with unlimited budgets and endless wish-lists as each episode introduces luxurious homes that go beyond one’s wildest dreams.
Prison (3×60’; HD), by award-winning documentary director, Paddy Wivell, is a three-part docu-series offering a rare glimpse behind bars in England. Debuted by Blue Ant International at MIPCOM 2018, the series has been acquired by WELT (formerly N24 in Germany), TV2 (Norway), VRT (Belgium) RTL (Netherlands) and TV2 (Denmark). The series is produced by Spring Films and grants viewers a raw and real look inside an English prison. Capturing first-hand the escalating drug problem, the scale of violence that frontline staff and prisoners endure daily and the multiple challenges of dealing with those suffering from mental health issues, the series reflects the crucial issues currently facing the prison service and the human story on both sides of the door.
Paranormal Survivor (40×60’; HD; Our House Media), continues to perform well internationally after selling multiple seasons in over 180 territories around the world including to Discovery (German-speaking Europe), and CBS Reality (EMEA). The supernatural brand has a cult-following with fans tuning in to each new season with bated breath. As part of Blue Ant International’s latest raft of global sales, the series’ Season 4 installment has landed on the Travel Channel in the US, which will take the platform’s subscribers through terrifying real-life encounters with the supernatural and introduce fans to those who’ve faced spirits via interviews and dramatic recreations.
Megalomedia-produced UFOs: The Lost Evidence (6×60’;HD) has been licensed to Discovery to air on its channels in the UK, MENA, Asia-Pacific, Italy, German-speaking Europe, Iberia and Poland. The series tells the chilling accounts of current and former government officials, pilots, astronauts and astrophysicists revealing new evidence of UFO contact ranging from deep space to our deep seas.
The Weather Files (8×60’; HD; Blue Ant Media) has been picked up by Channel 5 in the UK and Viasat World for Scandinavia, CEE and Africa. Sold in 86 territories worldwide, the series pulls the viewer into the awe-inspiring accounts of professionals who are constantly in the crosshairs of Mother Nature’s path. From land to sea and the far North, these are the first-person adventures of those who deal with the unpredictability and danger of extreme and mysterious weather on a daily basis.
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 3,000+ 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 Best Cake Wins (Architect Films; 10×30’ 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