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Programmer profile: Blue Ant Media

Execs Jamie Schouela and Sam Linton discuss commissioning strategies for the company’s Canadian specialty channels, Cottage Life, Makeful and T+E.

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MIPTV deals: 9 Story, Blue Ant, Gusto

Canadian distributors revealed hundreds of hours of content sales as MIPTV got underway.

Blown Away

Crafting a bingeable format to ‘blow away’ viewers

Marblemedia’s Matt Hornburg discusses the strategy that shaped the company’s new glass-blowing series with Netflix and Blue Ant’s Makeful.

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In Brief: The Order and Bajillionaires land premiere dates

Nomadic’s werewolf drama and Six Eleven Media’s kids comedy are set to debut this March, while Shredders of Metal will return for a second season.

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Blue Ant, Saloon Media prep Life Below Zero: Canada

The localized adaptation of the BBC docuseries will explore the remote regions of Northern Canada to see how communities endure the harsh climate.

Best Cake Wins

Blue Ant orders more ‘Cake’

Produced by Toronto’s Architect Films, the competition series will return for another 10 episodes.

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Deals: Mongrel, Blue Ant, Bristow Global, Sardine, The Dot Film

Mongrel Media signs a digital distribution deal with FilmRise, BGM’s spooky shows go international and a Montreal studio inks a deal with Nickelodeon.

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Deals: Gusto, Blue Ant, Corus, Strada, Space Tigers

Gusto TV makes its Latin American debut, Blue Ant’s Smithsonian expands its global footprint, Corus lands a new food competition series and more.

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CBC’s doc channel commissions 9/11 doc from Saloon Media

The project, written and directed by Elizabeth St. Philip, tracks the lives of the children present when George W. Bush learned of the 9/11 attacks.

Deals: Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, eOne

Bell Media’s latest TV pickups, eOne’s international deal, plus Blue Ant Media adds another consumer show to its roster.

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Blue Ant Media increases originals slate for Cottage Life, Makeful

The broadcaster has greenlit three new Canadian-produced series, with an additional three renewals and a deluge of digital content.

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Rogers Cable Net Fund backs 13 projects

New TV titles from marblemedia, Bristow Global Media and Rezolution Pictures received a share of the $2.96-million funding round.