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Blue Ant Int’l takes “Dino Hunt,” “Oasis Earth” abroad

Canadian distributor Blue Ant International has sold more than 100 hours of non-scripted content throughout Eastern Europe.
June 9, 2015

Canadian distributor Blue Ant International has sold more than 100 hours of non-scripted content throughout Eastern Europe.

The deals, which come ahead of NATPE Europe, will see AMC Networks International in Central Europe acquiring an assortment of series and one-off specials that include the 4 x 60-minute Dino Hunt. Capitalizing on the Jurassic Park-series revival, the Blue Ant program boasts world renowned paleontologists and utilizes CGI technology to reveal the ancient mysteries of prehistoric monsters. The buyer has also purchased the 30 x 30-minute galactic docuseries Cosmic Vistas and What’s For Sale (26 x 30 minutes), which follows host Rob Serediuk in assisting families with the purchase of dream vacation homes.

The global division of AMC Networks has also purchased Oasis Earth (1 x 60 minutes), Hubble’s Canvas (6 x 30 minutes), Life From Ash and Ice (1 x 60 minutes), Written in Stone (1 x 60 minutes), Reno My Reno (13 x 30 minutes) and Live Here, Buy This (52 x 30 minutes).

Meanwhile, blue Ant International has also sold factual series Land Speed Heroes (6 x 60 minutes) to Polish network ITI Neovision. Set to air across its Planete+ Channel, the series follows amateur and professional speed enthusiasts alike in their attempts to set land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Planete+ Channel will also broadcast Dino Hunt and Ol Pejeta Diaries, a 20 x 30-minute series and one-hour special in 4K detailing the daily challenges a multitude of animals bring for conservancy staff. My Retreat (26 x 30 minutes) for Domo+ Channel was also bought.

Also in Poland, TVN has picked up Style in Steel (24 x 30 minutes) and Cabin Truckers, a 13-part, half-hour docuseries highlighting expert teams hauling already-built cabins to remote locations.

Lastly, Blue Ant International has also sold Backroad Bounty (13 x 60 minutes), which focuses on the hunt for antiques and heirlooms through vintage garages, to Discovery Networks CEEMEA.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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