Blue Ant Media


Chiara McKee to head new Blue Ant EMEA kids and global networks unit

Blue Ant Media is launching its kids and global networks division in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) via new carriage deals for Love Nature and ZooMoo, with Chiara McKee leading it as regional VP. As part of its EMEA launch, Love Nature’s 4K channel has landed on Ooredoo TV’s UHD linear service in […]

Blue Ant ups Schouela to Canada president post

Blue Ant Media has promoted Jamie Schouela to president of Canadian media. This puts him in charge of channel brands such as BBC Earth, Smithsonian Channel and Cottage Life, and digital networks including Love Nature and Makeful. Schouela’s new role comes after the exit of Raja Khanna, who left his role as CEO of television […]

Blue Ant TV boss steps down

Blue Ant Media’s CEO of television and digital, Raja Khanna, is leaving the Canadian content business after more than a decade. He will leave his post at the end of the year, as the company continues to position itself as an international production, distribution and channels operation. “In order to deliver on our growth strategy, […]

Blue Ant makes host of EMEA hires

Blue Ant Media has made a host of hires for its newly launched kids and global networks division in EMEA. The new sales appointments will be focused on distributing the Love Nature 4K and ZooMoo channels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. George Jeffrey will be responsible for sales in the UK and Ireland, […]

Blue Ant buys RACAT to form natural history powerhouse

Toronto-based producer/distributor has announced the high-profile acquisition of international media organisation, RACAT Group. Included in the purchase are prestigious production houses NHNZ, Beach House Pictures and Northern Pictures. Also included in the deal is international children’s nature broadcaster ZooMoo Networks and Runaway Play, a mobile game developer and publisher. The RACAT businesses operate out of […]

Blue Ant partners with Vimeo for VOD

Blue Ant Media has agreed a multi-year deal with Vimeo, which will power multiple direct-to-consumer VOD channels for the media company and channel operator. Vimeo’s VHX product is now providing the back-end technology and app development for Love Nature – a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks. Love Nature’s 4K subscription video-on-demand […]

Ex-YouTube Canada boss, Avalon exec join Blue Ant

Fast-growing channel, production and distribution business Blue Ant Media has hired former YouTube Canada boss David Brown to run MCN Omnia Media, and added an Avalon comedy exec to oversee content for the digital channels operator. Brown will be CEO of gaming- and DIY-focused YouTube channel operator Omnia, which was fully acquired by Blue Ant […]

Blue Ant Media teams with Smithsonian to launch UK 4K outfit

Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks have teamed to launch Blue Skye Entertainment, a new UK-based company exclusively focused on 4K content. Canada-based Blue Ant, which runs specialty channels as well as producing and distributing non-fiction content, and the TV division of museum and research organisation Smithsonian, have appointed Jo Parkinson to run the new […]

Blue Ant Media begins commercialising 4K service

Content producer and distributor Blue Ant Media has made its Love Nature 4K channel available globally to third-party media companies. Love Nature offers a mix of exclusive 4K content, shot in locales including Zambia, Scandinavia, Cambodia and the Middle East, in native 4K for linear and SVoD platforms. The company has made a commitment to […]