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Blue Ant expands on Roku

International media company Blue Ant Media has launched three new family and kid-friendly linear channels on The Roku Channel in the US; Love Nature, Love Nature Español and ZooMoo. Love Nature (and Love Nature Español) is a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand and includes programming including 7 x 60-minute series Secrets Of Wild Australia, 6 x 60-minute […]

Love Nature channel expands across Europe

Blue Ant Media is expanding the reach of its Love Nature channel in Europe. The 4K natural history channel has become available in Slovakia via local operator Antik Telecom, with thew deal brokered by Chiara McKee, VP of EMEA, kids and global networks at Blue Ant. Antik subscribers will have access to Love Nature’s library […]

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 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 creates global networks division in expansion push

Producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has launched a global networks division to support its international expansion efforts. Former National Geographic Partners COO, Ward Platt, will lead the division, taking up the newly created role of CEO, global networks and kids. The global networks division will manage: Blue Ant’s joint venture with AT&T, […]

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 UK studio hires Nerd, Lambent execs

Blue Ant Media’s expanding UK studio, Antenna Pictures, has hired development and production chiefs from Nerd TV and Lambent Productions. The addition of Oliver Good and Isabelle Pavitt comes as Antenna secures its first commission, a 1x60mins doc for Channel 4 Education titled Just Not My Type (WT). Good is reuniting with Antenna Pics chief […]

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 […]

BBC, Blue Ant launching Earth channel

BBC Worldwide and Blue Ant are rolling out the BBC Earth channel in Canada. The commercial arm of the UK pubcaster and the Canadian programmer and channel operator will launch the high-end factual net on January 24. The launch line-up will include hit series Planet Earth II and The Hunt. The HD net will replace […]