Blue Ant Media Locks Fall 2020 Schedule with Pandemic-Proof Programming Across its Canadian Channels

By September 8, 2020Press Releases

Paranormal Content is King with Three New and One Returning Series Set to Air this October During T+E’s Creep Week Event

Ewan McGregor and David Tennant Narrate New and Returning Original Series on Love Nature and BBC Earth

The all-new series Paranormal Night Shift (pictured) premieres this October at part of T+E’s spine-tingling Creep Week programming lineup

(Toronto, ON – September 8, 2020)  Ahead of the first fall TV season in the COVID-19 era, Blue Ant Media has secured exclusive world and Canadian premieres across its channels, including T+E, Makeful, Cottage Life, Love Nature, BBC Earth and Smithsonian Channel Canada. From all-new paranormal programming to inspiring DIY series and captivating documentaries narrated by A-list stars, Blue Ant Media’s fall schedule has something for everyone to enjoy this season.

“This fall, Blue Ant Media has a fully loaded lineup of new, passion-focused shows, exclusive premieres and big-name stars to entertain and excite our audiences,” says Jamie Schouela, President, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media. “Whether Canadians are looking for their paranormal fix, DIY crafting inspiration or longing to escape into the great outdoors, we have something for everyone to enjoy this season.

This October, T+E plans to keep viewers on the edge of their seat with three new and two returning haunting programmes set to premiere as part of the channel’s popular Creep Week lineup. This must-see TV event will include the all-new spine-tingling series Paranormal Captured (Canadian Broadcast Premiere), featuring amazing, downright scary paranormal footage captured from around the world and analyzed by a panel of experts; Paranormal Night Shift (Canadian Broadcast Premiere), which tells the chilling stories of workers who have experienced paranormal encounters during their graveyard shift; and My Paranormal Nightmare (Canadian Broadcast Premiere), where eyewitnesses recount their terrifying true stories of paranormal encounters that have haunted them since childhood. Returning fan-favourites include Strange Evidence (Season 3; Canadian Broadcast Premiere), which promises to take audiences on a scary ride to the other side and back. 

Meanwhile, Blue Ant Media is embracing hit programming as part of their primetime schedule on Makeful, with continuing seasons of popular DIY programmes that celebrate creativity, including The Great British Sewing Bee (Season 6; Canadian Broadcast Premiere), which follows 12 amateur sewers as they take on challenges and compete to be named Britain’s Best Amateur Sewer; The Repair Shop (Season 4; Canadian Broadcast Premiere), where individuals bring their much loved, but broken, family treasures to Britain’s most skilled restoration experts with the hope they can breathe new life into them, and The Great Pottery Throw Down (Season 3; Canadian Broadcast Premiere), which follows 12 passionate potters as they strive to create intricate and imaginative work to be judged by a panel of experts in the pottery world. 

On Cottage Life, viewers will get a front row seat to examine the wonders of the world and it’s most recognizable landmarks. Returning series include What on Earth? (Season 6; Canadian Broadcast Premiere), which follows the world’s leading scientists, archaeologists and explorers as they examine some of the most bizarre and inexplicable imagery captured by satellites orbiting the Earth; and Unearthed (Season 4; Canadian Broadcast Premiere), a series that decodes the mysteries of the world’s most iconic structures and monuments from ancient to present day. 

New to the family-friendly wildlife and nature channel, Love Nature, is the highly anticipated blue-chip natural history series Stormborn (World Broadcast Premiere), narrated by Golden Globe® Award winner Ewan McGregor. A Love Nature original commission, this three-part story-led drama captures some of the world’s most hardy animal characters across Norway, Scotland and Iceland over one dramatic breeding year. Audiences will join these animals as they race against darkness before winter begins, breeding and raising their young during a short, harsh season. The trilogy includes several instances of animal behaviour, in the rarely explored latitude of Subarctic, that have never been seen by scientists or captured on film. The series’ official trailer was unveiled earlier this month, ahead of its theatrical screening event at Jackson Wild Summit this fall.  

Meanwhile, on Smithsonian Channel Canada, the all-new series The Curious Life and Death of…(Canadian premiere) explores some of the most mysterious deaths of the last century, from 90s icon Brittany Murphy to Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones and axe-murderess Lizzie Borden.

Finally, on BBC Earth, the all-new original series Animal Impossible (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) follows hosts Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle as they put well-known animal facts to the test to uncover the truth about the natural kingdom. Also new this fall, Spy in the Wild (Season 2; Canadian Broadcast Premiere) returns for a second installment. Narrated by David Tennant, this unique documentary series places lifelike wild animal robots into the natural habitats of their living, breathing counterparts for an up close and personal experience.

For a full list of fall programming highlights, please see below. 

 

T+E 

 

New Series 

Paranormal Captured (6×60’; HD)
Scheduled for October 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Paranormal Captured gives viewers a front row seat to the scariest user-generated clips from around the globe. From ghostly encounters to violent poltergeists and UFO sightings, each episode features bone-chilling first hand accounts from witnesses who have caught paranormal incidents on camera.

Paranormal Night Shift (13×60’; HD)
Scheduled for October 2020 • Canadian Broadcast Premiere
The world of the night shift is filled with empty corridors, long shadows and under-lit rooms – the perfect location for a paranormal encounter. Featuring first hand accounts, paranormal expert interviews and dramatic recreations, prepare to be spooked by real-life supernatural stories of being haunted – and hunted –  during the witching hour. 

My Paranormal Nightmare (13×60’; HD)
Scheduled for October 2020 • Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Paranormal witnesses recount terrifying true tales of violent ghostly encounters that have haunted their nightmares since childhood. Now adults, they go back in time to the horrific encounters with compelling and convincing first-person testimonies.

Returning Series

Strange Evidence (12×60’; HD)
Scheduled for October 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere, Season 3
Across the globe there are 300 million surveillance cameras watching us – on the streets, at work and in our homes. At times, they capture images that do not follow the normal laws of physics and defy explanation. Strange Evidence follows a team of experts as they analyze this footage and uncover the scientific reasoning behind some of the most bizarre occurrences ever recorded.

 

MAKEFUL

 

Returning Series

The Great British Sewing Bee (10×60’; HD)
Scheduled for October 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere, Season 6
Hosted by the award-winning comedian, Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee sees 12 amateur sewers be put to the test and take on challenges as they compete for the judges attention and the chance to be named Britain’s Best Amateur Sewer. Season 6 kicks off ten weeks of the most perplexing patterns, eye-popping transformations and stunning made-to-measure garments yet. 

The Repair Shop (30×60’; HD)
Scheduled for October 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere, Season 4
Nestled deep in the British countryside is The Repair Shop, a place where broken and battered, but beloved artifacts, antiques and curios come back to life. In this quirky series, a team of Britain’s most passionate and skilled craftspeople rescues damaged objects, from heirlooms to prized antiques to a loved one’s treasured possession and restores them to their former glory.

The Great Pottery Throw Down (10×60’; HD)
Scheduled for December 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere, Season 3
The Great Pottery Throw Down follows the trials and tribulations of 10 home potters, young and old, from every background and corner of Britain, as they compete to be crowned Britain’s Best Home Potter. 

 

COTTAGE LIFE

 

Returning Series

What on Earth? (9×60’; HD)
Scheduled for October 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere, Season 6 – Part 2
Satellites orbit Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, capturing images of our world that are breathtaking, but also bizarre. This unique perspective reveals objects that seem to make no sense and phenomena that defy explanation. Such images force the question, what on Earth is that? 

Unearthed (13×60’; HD)
Scheduled for October 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere, Season 4 – Part 2
Unearthed returns with active investigation, ground-breaking discovery and incredible CGI, revealing new evidence and fresh insight into civilizations – ancient and modern – and their iconic megastructures.  

 

LOVE NATURE 

 

New Series

Stormborn (3×60’; HD), Love Nature Original Series
Scheduled for November 2020 World Broadcast Premiere
Narrated by Golden Globe® Award winner, Ewan McGregor, Stormborn is a three-part story-led drama that features a cast of charismatic, tenacious animals surviving and thriving in the remote, northern edges of the Atlantic Ocean. Audiences will join these animals as they race against darkness before winter begins, breeding and raising their young during a short, harsh season. The trilogy includes several instances of animal behaviour, in the rarely explored latitude of Subarctic, that have never been seen by scientists or captured on film. The series’ official trailer was unveiled earlier this month, ahead of its theatrical screening event at Jackson Wild Summit this fall.  

 

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL CANADA

 

The Curious Life and Death of…(6×60’; HD), Original Series
Scheduled for September 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere
The Curious Life and Death of…combines history, science and true crime as Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris explores some of the most mysterious deaths of the last century.  Whether its 90s icon Brittany Murphy, Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, or axe-murderess Lizzie Borden, the lives of these fascinating individuals are revealed through tests, investigation and autopsies as Fitzharris provides a curious and sometimes macabre glimpse into a biography from the morgue.

 

BBC EARTH 

 

New Series

Animal Impossible (10×60’; HD), Original Series
Scheduled for October 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Hosted by Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle, Animal Impossible puts everything we think we know about the natural world to the test. Each episode is based around a single fact or myth about the natural world. It’s up to the hosts to unpack this fact in an action-packed journey to uncover the truth.


Returning Series

Spy in the Wild (6×60’; HD), Original Series
Scheduled for October 2020 Canadian Broadcast Premiere, Season 2
Spy in the Wild is back for a second season narrated by David Tennant. This extraordinary documentary series gives viewers an undercover look at the animal world through the lens of cameras hidden in the wild.

 

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Blue Ant Media is an international producer, distributor, channel operator and gaming video content company. We own and operate numerous production companies in North America and Asia-Pacific under the Blue Ant Studios banner, creating content for broadcasters and streaming platforms in multiple genres including factual entertainment, natural history, documentary, adult animation and drama. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a substantial catalogue of content, including one of the world’s largest 4K natural history offerings. Blue Ant Media operates channels on multiple continents under 12 brands including Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), ZooMoo and more. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with eight international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, London, Dunedin, Washington DC, Beijing and Taipei. Blueantmedia.com 

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