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Love Nature expands European footprint

Blue Ant has inked new carriage deals in the Netherlands and Switzerland for its wildlife and natural history channel.

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Blue Ant’s Upfront sees surge in Cancon

As the broadcaster digs deep on niche audiences, its domestic commissions continue to grow.

Girls of the Sun

Deals: PNP, Blue Ant Media, Sinking Ship

Vancouver’s Pacific Northwest Pictures nabs the Canadian rights to Girls of The Sun (pictured), plus more.

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Banff ’18: How Canadian cos are taking control of their own destiny

Boat Rocker, Blue Ant and Wow! discuss contrasting approaches to M&A and having the ability to self-commission projects.

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YouTube commissions Blue Ant’s Sidemen Show

The series follows a group of popular U.K.-based YouTube creators as they challenge themselves in extreme circumstances.

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Deals: Bravo, Raven Banner, Blue Ant Media

Canadian writer/director Larysa Kondracki serves as showrunner on the Australian drama Picnic At Hanging Rock, which debuts on Bravo next month, plus more.

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Industry orgs file complaint to the CRTC against the Bell Fund

CMPA, TVO and others argue the fund’s TV program favours major production funders in its process of determining which projects receive funding.

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In brief: Breakthrough Entertainment adds sales exec

Plus: Indiecan nabs the North American rights to Mark A. Lewis’s third feature, The Age of Adulting, which will have its premiere during Canadian Film Week.

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Blue Ant expands Australian footprint

The Toronto-headquartered company has acquired Australian Geographic magazine from multi-platform publisher Bauer Media.

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Blue Ant unveils ‘Digital Studios’ and new Facebook Watch series

The global producer/distributor has rebranded L.A.-based Omnia Media’s production arm as Blue Ant Digital Studios.

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Blue Ant ups Solange Attwood to EVP, International

The Toronto-based company has also announced pre-sales for Architect Films’ Best Cake Wins and a Blue Ant lifestyle series.

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Blue Ant bolsters sales team

Julio Sobral joins the Toronto media company’s Global Networks division, heading up its Latin America and U.S.-Hispanic sales teams.