Blue Ant International

Blue Ant International,a division of Blue Ant Media, is a leading content distribution company with the largest slate of 4K natural history content in the world. Its diverse catalogue of over 2,200+ hours includes award-winning factual, factual entertainment, lifestyle, reality and documentary series. The company’s library includes I’ve Got Something To Tell You (Zig Zag Productions; 6×60 mins HD), Boogeyman (CMJ Productions; 26×60 mins HD) and How The World Ends( CMJ Productions; 6×60 mins HD).

Who's who 

Solange Attwood
SVP

Production 

Blue Ant International continues to work with top-tier producers, creating content in Asia. A great example of one of the company’s co-productions, based in Asia, is Mysteries of the Mekong (10x60 mins 4K & HD) created by GoodLuck/Green Asia Film and Antidote Productions. This 10-part blue chip wildlife series travels the length of the Mekong River through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Vietnam and Myanmar and features breath-taking vistas and stunning animals.

Genres

Blue Ant International has had incredible success across a diverse range of pre-mium content. The company’s robust offering of prime-time factual entertainment titles include the largest slate of 4K natural history content globally, award-winning documentaries and digital first-round content. An example of a series currently being sold in Asia is The Big Dry (3x60 mins 4K & HD), which gives viewers a look at the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, one of Africa’s last great wildernesses.

Rights

Blue Ant International is committed to providing a thoughtful strategy, specific to the unique needs of each title it represents. What clients can expect is finished tape and format sales and tailored sales process against each territory. Blue Ant International is an active seller across all platforms, including linear and OTT, and has a high level of expertise around rights for these platforms.

HD/4K

In 2014, Blue Ant Media made a commitment to create 200 hours of 4K wildlife and nature content every year, which has positioned the company as the global leader in 4K natural history production. Blue Ant International is distributing more 4K natural history content than anyone else in the world. Its catalogue offers a diverse range of over 2,200 hours of premium content, a growing proportion of which is produced and mastered in 4K.

Asia focus in 2017

All regions and territories are of strategic importance to Blue Ant International as it focuses on co-production opportunities, especially with genres such as natural history. As a global content distribution company, it aims to provide best in class customer service as well as highlighting compelling storytelling that can translate across all platforms. Blue Ant International’s continues to focus on Asia’s biggest markets including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. It is also starting to see a lot of activity in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

Top shows are... 
I’ve Got Something to Tell You

Hosted by Amanda Holden, this series shines a light on relationships as Amanda, and her hidden cameras, listen in on intimate conversations between loved ones and friends. Real life drama unfolds as people bring forward life-changing confes-sions. Episodes/length: 6x60 mins. HD. From UKTV and Zig Zag Productions

The Big Dry

This series follows the challenges that the Luangwa Valley’s wildlife must overcome during the long dry season in Zambia as they await the life-giving rains. Episodes/length: 3x60 mins. 4K & HD. From Love Nature and Plimsoli Productions

MAKE IT BIG, make it small

From exploring the monstrous Tyrannosaurus Rex to flying inside a wind tunnel, MAKE IT BIG, make it small explores big experiences that make kids feel inspired to apply new knowledge to the DIY projects and crafts they create at home. Episodes/length: 7x30 mins or 14x11 mins. HD. Original productions by Blue Ant Media

Outlook 

"Asia continues to prove itself as a leader in technology. Our native 4K sales remain strong, especially in territories such as South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. The demand for our specialist factual offering across several emerging territories in Asia is expanding rapidly."

Solange Attwood, SVP

Address 

Blue Ant International
130 Merton Street, Suite 200
Toronto Ontario Canada

Contact 

T: +1 416 646 4434
W: www.blueantinternational.com