(Toronto, ON – January 18, 2022) – Global distribution group, Blue Ant International, announced today the appointment of Bryan Gabourie to the role of SVP, International Sales & Partnerships. In this role, he will oversee all sales activities from originals, pre-sales, content licensing, co-productions and strategic partnerships in the U.S. market. Based in New York, Bryan will report to Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International.
“Bryan’s deep experience and relationships with buyers across all platforms in the U.S. market is a huge asset in growing our business in the United States.” says Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. “Additionally, his track record in global distribution and development makes him a valuable member of the Blue Ant International team.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and fast-growing media company,” says Bryan Gabourie, SVP International Sales & Partnerships, Blue Ant International. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to further grow our business, and forge new partnerships in this constantly evolving landscape.”
Gabourie has over 15 years experience in global distribution and development and was most recently Vice President, Global Content Sales & Digital Licensing at A+E where he represented A+E Networks brands and programming for content sales, co-production, channel partnership and format sales and managed multi-territory streaming opportunities. There he honed partnerships with linear broadcasters, digital and streaming platforms in the U.S. and English and French speaking Canada for all genres within the A+E portfolio.
Prior to joining A+E, Gabourie was Vice President, International Distribution & Development, Rive Gauche Television, where he was responsible for distribution of over 2,500 hours of television and film content to international broadcasters in Asia, Europe, The Middle East and major North American and worldwide/pan regional clients for both finished programming and formats. This role also included global acquisitions for new programming, co-production agreements and original development. Before becoming a distribution executive, Gabourie spent the first half of his career in production and development holding several positions at Paramount Studios/20th Century Fox TV, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros.
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 the U.S., UK and Canada. 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.