Blue Ant International

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Deals: Hail to the Deadites, Neon, Radiant, Blue Ant Int’l

Indiecan Entertainment acquires Hail to the Deadites, while Raven Banner holds world sales to the doc, plus TIFF deals.

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Blue Ant reveals new paranormal, factual series

The company’s 2020/21 Canadian originals slate includes new factual titles such as docuseries Secret Cities and a sophomore season of Hotel Paranormal.

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Deals: Northern Banner, Boat Rocker, Portfolio

Northern Banner Releasing’s latest pick up, broadcasters score The Next Step and Portfolio Entertainment’s new content partnerships.

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Blue Ant Int’l inks deal with Rockhead Entertainment

Under the deal, the global distributor now represents content such as David Rocco’s Dolce Tuscany and David Rocco’s Dolce Italia.

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Discovery U.S. buys Saloon’s The Bryk Retreat

Blue Ant International sold 320 hours of programming from across its catalogue, including Witches of Salem, Detention Adventure and Best Cake Wins.

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Will the int’l market return to normal once the pandemic ends?

Distribution execs discuss quick-turnaround programming and the emergence of longer-term trends that will outlast the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Int’l distributors examine COVID impact on the global sales market

Execs discuss market shifts, what they’re hearing from buyers and how an uncertain calendar is affecting the business of selling TV shows during a pandemic.

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Former Discovery exec Gerbrig Blanksma joins Blue Ant Int’l

Blanksma will be tasked with expanding Blue Ant International’s content library in the role of SVP of international sales and partnerships.

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Deals: Sinking Ship, Blue Ant, Media Ranch, Rezolution

Blue Ant International takes over distribution activity for more than 70 hours of programming from NHNZ, plus more.

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Blue Ant Int’l sells over 320 hours of content ahead of NATPE

Broadcasters in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America have picked up factual titles such as Cold Valley and scripted content, including Gary and His Demons.

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Deals: Blue Ant, WaZabi, Super Channel

Blue Ant International sells CBC Gem original Detention Adventure into the U.K., Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone lines up U.S. distribution, plus more.

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Deals: Blue Ant, Mongrel Media, Anaid, CBC, Media Ranch

Blue Ant International ramps up its sales in Asia, Mongrel has its first theatrical release of a BritBox original, Media Ranch secures format deals across Europe, and more.