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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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