Total Crime and Homeful join Love Nature on LG Channels in the U.S.; In Canada, launches include Homeful, HauntTV and CrimeTime
(Banff, AB – June 13, 2022) International producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media, announced today, at Banff World Media Festival, a suite of its free, ad-supported TV (FAST) channels have launched on LG Channels in the U.S. and Canada. The launch builds on Blue Ant Media’s momentum and expansion into the emerging free streaming space in North America and around the world. In the U.S. the true crime channel Total Crime and home renovation channel Homeful join wildlife and nature channel Love Nature on LG Channels. In Canada, LG Channels now includes Homeful, the paranormal-themed channel, HauntTV, and Total Crime’s sister channel, CrimeTime.
The announcement comes in advance of a panel taking place today at the Festival entitled, The FAST/AVOD market is exploding – what’s in it for you?, which includes Jamie Schouela, President, Global Channels and Media, Blue Ant Media, as a panelist.
The launches grant LG Channels audiences unlimited and free access to Blue Ant Media’s extensive library of curated programming line-ups on each channel and grows its existing partnership with LG Electronics, which launched Love Nature in the U.S. in 2020.
“We’re excited to bring our growing slate of free streaming offerings, full of exclusive content, to LG Channels’ audiences,” says Jamie Schouela, President, Global Channels and Media, Blue Ant Media. “Consumers can find the LG Channels app as soon as they power up their screen and engagement is growing quickly in both the US and Canada.”
LG Channels is LG’s exclusive free streaming service available on LG smart TVs, offering a wide selection of premium live and on-demand programming, including movies, TV shows, news, sports, childrens’ programs, and more. With more than 350 channels and rapidly growing, LG TV owners can easily discover their favorite programs by launching the LG Channels application on their LG TV’s webOS platform (LG smart TV models 2016-present).
Blue Ant Media’s suite of FAST (free, ad-supported streaming TV) channels offer audiences curated, exclusive programming that is free to access on growing platforms like VIZIO WatchFree+, The Roku Channel, Xumo, Samsung TV Plus and PrendeTV. The company’s growing global portfolio of FAST channels include Love Nature, HauntTV, Total Crime and Homeful.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. We own and operate numerous production companies in North America and Asia-Pacific, creating content for broadcasters and streaming platforms in multiple genres including factual entertainment, natural history, documentary and adult animation. 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 linear and free streaming channels under several brands including Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), BBC First (Canada), HauntTV, Homeful, CrimeTime and Total Crime. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with seven international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Washington and Beijing. Blueantmedia.com Twitter⼁Instagram⼁LinkedIn