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Blue Ant Int’l sends “Rebel,” “Cabin Truckers” into U.S.

Toronto-headquartered distributor Blue Ant International has sold more than 75 hours of content from its factual, lifestyle and reality catalog into the U.S. (Pictured: Rebel Without a Kitchen)
September 4, 2015

Toronto-headquartered distributor Blue Ant International has sold more than 75 hours of content from its factual, lifestyle and reality catalog into the U.S. ahead of October’s MIPCOM market in Cannes.

Scripps Network Interactive has acquired the Matt Basile-hosted food truck series Rebel Without a Kitchen (26 x 30 minutes, pictured) for Cooking Channel from producer General Purpose Entertainment.

As well, SNI channel Great American Country has taken Farmhouse Productions’ Lake Guys (26 x 30 minutes), which features brothers Kevin and Andrew Buckles engineering unique projects designed to heighten lakeside living. Meanwhile, Lake Docks and Decks (26 x 30 minutes) was obtained by both Great American Country and DIY Network. The series spotlights one-of-a-kind builds by the lake and is produced by Whistlestop Productions.

Elsewhere, A+E Networks has picked up Remedy Productions’ Cabin Truckers (13 x 30 minutes) for FYI, a docuseries featuring expert teams hauling already-built cabins to remote locations.

Discovery Communications purchased two programs from Blue Ant’s stable earlier this year. Those series included season one of Paranormal Survivor (10 x 60 minutes), an Our House Media dramatic recreation series about people who have experienced supernatural encounters, for Destination America; and Summerhill International’s My Dog’s Crazy Animal Friends (13 x 30 minutes), showcasing peculiar canine acquaintances, for Discovery Family Channel.

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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