Blue Ant Int’l sends factual slate across Asia

The Toronto-headquartered distributor has sent more than 175 hours of factual content into Asian markets ahead of this week's Asia Television Forum. (Pictured: Cabin Truckers)
November 30, 2015

Toronto-based distributor Blue Ant International has sent more than 175 hours of factual content into Asian markets ahead of this week’s Asia Television Forum.

Indian broadcaster The Times Group has acquired a slate of fact-ent titles including Cabin Truckers (26 x 30 minutes; pictured), about hauling cabins to remote locations; What’s for Sale? With a View! (13 x 30 minutes), a North American real estate search for properties with scenic ocean views and mountain vistas; My Retreat (26 x 30 minutes), an inside look at unique cabins; and Reno My Reno (13 x 30 minutes), about fixing disastrous renovations. The series will appear on the recently launched real estate and property business channel Magicbricks NOW.

Elsewhere, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (South Asia) and CCTV have both taken Nomads of the Serengeti (5 x 52 minutes), in which Jean Du Plessis trails a herd of wildebeest across the African landscape.

Meanwhile, Thailand’s Next Step Company has picked up aerial docuseries Canada Over The Edge (52 x 60 minutes), focusing on the history of Canada’s nature, wildlife and landscapes; NBCUniversal International Networks (Asia) has secured both seasons of Paranormal Survivor (20 x 60 minutes), about real-life encounters with the supernatural; South Korea’s KFN obtained Warships (6 x 60 minutes), following naval task groups into the Persian Gulf; and Homestory Channel acquired season two of real estate series Live Here Buy This! (26 x 30 minutes).

Finally, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment (Southeast Asia) has acquired Land Speed Heroes (6 x 60 minutes), an ob-doc about breaking records at the Bonneville Salt Flats; Prank You (6 x 30 minutes), in which four tricksters attempt to out-prank one another; and Wild Ride (16 x 30 minutes), following 15 adventure-seeking backpackers across the globe.

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