(Toronto, ON – October 27, 2022) International producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media announced today the U.S. launch of two free streaming channels on Amazon Freevee, including natural history channel Love Nature and home renovation and real estate channel, Homeful. The launch builds on Blue Ant Media’s momentum and expansion into the emerging free streaming space and grants audiences in the U.S. free access to Blue Ant Media’s extensive library of exclusive programming on the two channels.
“Love Nature and Homeful offer curated and exclusive premium programming line-ups of free natural history and home-inspired content that audiences love to lean back and enjoy,” says Jamie Schouela, President, Global Channels and Media, Blue Ant Media. “We’re excited to expand the reach of these channels to millions of Freevee viewers across the U.S.”
Programming highlights for the launch of Love Nature on Freevee include: White Lions: Born Wild (2 x 60), the story of two remarkable, and extremely rare, wild white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood in South Africa’s Kruger Park; Wildlife Icons Seasons 1 and 2 (14 x 60), a look at the lives of some of Africa’s cutest, coolest and hairiest animals; The Canary Islands (2 x 60), an exploration of the isolated islands off the north-west coast of Africa that supporting one of the richest and most diverse ranges of native species on the planet; The Accidental Wilderness: Europe’s Everglades (1 x 60), a look at a small, man-made nature reserve that has become a irreplaceable refuge and living space for some of the most threatened animals; and Queen of Taru (1 x 60), a film shot over five years that traces the remarkable life of Maya, a wild Bengal tiger living in the Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve in India.
On Homeful on Freevee in the U.S., home-themed programming highlights include: Moving the McGillivrays (10 x 60’), which features celebrity TV designer Scott McGillivray and his wife Sabrina, as they plan and build their forever home for their young family, while also building a home for a hard-working family in need; Candice Tells All Seasons 1 to 6 (78 x 30’), starring design expert Candice Olson who takes on signature makeovers that showcase new mediums and art forms, giving viewers an up-close look into her busy and often-hilarious world; George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Seasons 8 to 10 (24 x 60), which takes audiences along with George Clarke as he explores tiny spaces that have been turned into the most incredible one-of-a-kind places to live, work and play; Reno Vs. Relocate (26 x 30), a series in which a designer and a realtor each make a case for a family to either undertake a major renovation or continue the hunt for the ideal property; Sarah’s House Seasons 1 to 4 (49 x 30), which follows Sarah Richardson and design sidekick Tommy Smythe as they renovate a fixer-upper Sarah has purchased, turning it into a viable commodity. Additionally, beginning early in 2023, Homeful will be the exclusive free streaming home of Mike Holmes’ iconic library of original series and specials.
Blue Ant Media’s suite of FAST (free, ad-supported streaming TV) channels offer audiences curated programming that is easy and free to access on growing platforms like Freevee, VIZIO WatchFree+, The Roku Channel, Xumo, Samsung TV Plus and VIX. The company’s growing global portfolio of FAST channels include Love Nature, HauntTV, TotalCrime, Homeful and HistoryTime.
Amazon Freevee, formerly known as IMDb TV, is a free streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows available anytime.
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, TotalCrime and HistoryTime. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with eight international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Washington, Mumbai and Beijing. Blueantmedia.com Twitter⼁Instagram⼁LinkedIn