Blue Ant Media

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In Brief: Canadians @ IDFA, WIFT-V mentorship, Antenna hire

Which Canadian films will screen at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, who gets a market-prep primer for WFF and what’s new at Blue Ant’s London outpost.

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Love Nature commissions Malawi Wildlife Rescue

Produced by U.K.-based prodco Icon Films, the six-part, one-hour docuseries follows a veterinarian and her team as they rehabilitate animals in East Africa.

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Blue Ant acquires Saloon Media

The deal will see both companies expand their focus in the factual-drama space, capitalizing on Saloon’s global partnerships and contributing to Blue Ant’s growing network of prodcos.

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Blue Ant Media builds out North American production team

The Toronto-based company has made a number of appointments, including adding Laura Michalchyshyn as an original programming consultant.

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Behind Blue Ant’s growing distribution business

Ahead of MIPCOM, EVP Solange Attwood talks about how international expansion, new lines of business and closer collaboration with third-party prodcos has facilitated growth.

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Deals: CBC Radio-Canada, Cineflix Rights, First Run Features, JG Brothers

CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution lands Barry Avrich’s Prosecuting Evil, Cineflix Rights signs a first-look deal with Vancouver’s Mayhem Entertainment, plus more.

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Blue Ant Media sends Makeful HD to Singapore’s StarHub TV

Makeful will be the fourth international channel from the Blue Ant slate carried by StarHub TV.

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CRTC renews broadcast licences for Blue Ant channels

Love Nature, Cottage Life and six others were renewed until August 2023, with CPE spend set at 21% and PNI at 13.5% across Blue Ant’s portfolio of channels.

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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.

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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.