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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.


Raja Khanna to exit Blue Ant Media

After more than 10 years with the Toronto-based company, Khanna will leave his position as CEO of television and digital by the end of the year.


Blue Ant acquires Racat Group, signals further Asia growth

The deal sees the Toronto-based media co take ownership of five prodcos and TV networks, including Singapore-based Beach House Pictures.

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The ’90s: The era of Due South, going public and budget reductions

We’re looking back on the shows, mergers, regulatory curveballs and tech innovations that defined the Canadian media landscape in the 1990s.

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Playback’s 2016 Hall of Fame: Michael MacMillan

For his work raising the bar of political discourse by encouraging everyone to get involved, the Blue Ant CEO is awarded the Humanitarian HOF honours.

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Media Company of the Year: Blue Ant Media

From Playback magazine: Expanding across borders and mediums, this multi-platform upstart made a big impression in 2014.

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Michael MacMillan on Blue Ant’s NZ investment

New Zealand’s cultural similarities presented a unique opportunity to expand in linear broadcasting, the company’s CEO said.

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Blue Ant Media inks distribution deal with Our House Media

The broadcaster’s distribution arm will handle content from Simon Lloyd (pictured) and Joe Houlihan’s production shingle.

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Blue Ant Media hires Solange Attwood for distribution arm

The former Si Entertainment and Tricon Films & Television exec will oversee the launch of the media group’s international sales division.


Blue Ant, Smithsonian Networks to launch Smithsonian Channel in Canada

The partnership marks the first expansion into an international market for the channel, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian Channel’s Kingfisher pictured).

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Blue Ant acquires Cottage Life Media

The company has purchased the lifestyle hub’s four consumer magazines, as well as its custom publications, books, social media apps and consumer shows.

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CRTC approves $10 million Blue Ant deal for Bold

Blue Ant will put $950,000 into a self-administered Blue Ant Multiscreen Fund, which will finance both independent and in-house original content production.