20-part documentary series produced in association with Jupiter Entertainment
History By The Numbers to roll out on CuriosityStream worldwide and Smithsonian Channel Canada
Blue Ant International to oversee worldwide licensing
(Toronto, ON – June 17, 2021) – Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, has started production on a new 20-part docu-series, History By The Numbers, to be produced in association with US-based Jupiter Entertainment. This upbeat and fast-paced series looks at the world’s collective global history by revealing surprising and unimaginable numerical facts about major historical events. Episodes explore iconic moments in history through a unique context of scale, volume and percentages, offering fresh perspectives of how the world adds up today. History By The Numbers is an original commission for global factual streaming service, CuriosityStream, where it will roll out across the U.S. and select territories internationally, while in Canada, the series will premiere on Blue Ant Media’s Smithsonian Channel Canada. Blue Ant International oversees international licensing for the series outside of the commissioned territories.
“History By The Numbers is loaded with mind-blowing facts and comparisons and uses numbers to give audiences a fresh way to envision world milestones and historical events,” says Julie Chang, EVP of International Co-Productions. “Working in association with Jupiter Entertainment enabled us to delve into the subject matter with our broadcast partners, CuriosityStream and Smithsonian Channel Canada, who are the perfect fit for this scale of factual content.”
“We couldn’t ask for better partners than Blue Ant Media and CuriosityStream to bring this project to life for a global audience,” says Patrick Reardon, President of Jupiter Entertainment.
History By The Numbers is an energetic, fast-paced series taking an exploratory global dive into the extraordinary and often overlooked numbers that have created our world’s history. Each episode will delve into the numbers and over the top stats behind a different subject – from the massive growth of the global fast food empire to the wealth and bloodshed of the world’s top crime bosses, the herculean numbers behind Mount Everest, the lives of the richest people on earth and so much more.
History By The Numbers is produced by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, in association with Jupiter Entertainment. From Saloon Media, Michael Kot serves as Executive Producer and Steve Gamester as Series Producer. Also serving as Executive Producers are Julie Chang, EVP of International Co-Productions, Blue Ant Media and Patrick Reardon and Ben Pagel for Jupiter Entertainment. Overseeing the series for CuriosityStream is Noah Morowitz. Overseeing the series for Smithsonian Channel Canada is Sam Linton, Head of Original Content, Blue Ant Media.
Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, is a creative hub for compelling new television and digital productions. The founding partners have a wealth of experience in broadcasting and factual production, and a track record for delivering successful and award-winning programs to international clients. Saloon’s productions have broadcast on History, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Investigation Discovery, CMT, SBS, ZDF, Yesterday, Four, More4, and Netflix. Saloon is a specialist in international co-production, working with like-minded production partners around the world to produce top quality returning series and high-impact specials. Saloon Media is based in Toronto.
Jupiter Entertainment is a full service production company with thousands of hours of factual content in the market. Most recently, the company premiered premium feature documentaries Broken Harts and First To The Top of The World for Discovery+. Currently, Jupiter is in productions across multiple projects, including the record breaking true-crime franchise Snapped (Oxygen), In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID), American Detective (D+), Killer Couples (Oxygen), and several premium documentaries including the recently announced Heval (CuriosityStream).
Blue Ant International is a leading worldwide distributor of high-quality, creative content that engages audiences worldwide and across multiple platforms. The company offers a full-service approach to production partners with sales operations in London, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Blue Ant International has a growing slate of over 4,000 hours of premium content, including distinctive series and formats in five key genres including factual entertainment, specialist factual, high-impact documentaries, kids and family, and scripted. Blue Ant International also has one of the world’s largest offerings of 4K natural history content. Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media.