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Orangutan Jungle School swings into season two

Prior to its Canadian and U.S. premiere, the NHNZ-produced docu-soap has been commissioned for another season.

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International broadcasters say aye to EPI’s Disasters at Sea

Smithsonian Channel in the U.S. and Seven Network in Australia have signed on to the Discovery Canada original docudrama.

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Yap Films helms Star Trek special for Discovery, Smithsonian

The two-hour special, Building Star Trek (pictured), will air this fall on Discovery Canada and Smithsonian channel in the U.S.

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Boomtowners heads stateside for Smithsonian bow

Partners in Motion’s new docu-series on fracking will premiere on the American channel two weeks after its Canadian premiere on T+E.

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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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Blue Ant Media unveils 2014-15 original content slate

A total of 21 new and returning original productions will air across the company’s specialty channels, including Parallax Film Production’s Bahama Blue (pictured).

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WCSFP 2013: BBC, CBC unite for Stonehenge copro

BBC2, France 5, the CBC, Smithsonian Channel, Australia’s ORF and ZDF Germany are among the broadcasters uniting for Stonehenge Empire, a two-part doc looking at Britain’s ancient Stonehenge site (pictured).

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Smithsonian Channel launches fall programming

The Blue Ant Media specialty service will debut on Nov. 13, and launches a programming preview online on Oct. 30 (aerial doc series Canada Over the Edge pictured).

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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).