Toronto-based producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has greenlit a trio of new series that will air across its specialty TV platforms Cottage Life, T+E and Love Nature.
Overseen by Sam Linton, VP, head of original content, Canadian media for Blue Ant Media, the lineup includes a combination of world broadcast and Canadian premieres, with all of the series available for licensing globally by Blue Ant International.
“Blue Ant’s focus has always been on collaborating with leading Canadian and global production partners to build a strong programming slate spanning multiple genres to meet audience demand,” said Linton in a news release.
Coming to Love Nature is Cub Camp (6 x 60 min., pictured), which introduces animal lovers to orphaned cubs at Black Bear Rescue Manitoba. Produced by Merit Motion Pictures, the series follows the cubs from the moment they’re rescued to the day they’re released back into the wild.
Cub Camp is a Love Nature global commission set to air in Canada and roll out globally on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms. Production begins spring/summer of 2023.
The next greenlight is American Doomsday (w/t, 3 x 90 min.), which will air on Cottage Life. The docuseries examines the destructive power of nature and explores how weather phenomena and other natural forces affect humans and the planet. The series also explores grave predictions, such as the prospect that New York City will be underwater by 2050, the fact that Miami is sinking into the sea, and the possibility of a massive earthquake that is poised to hit North America’s west coast from California to parts of Canada.
American Doomsday is produced by Wildflame and Blue Ant’s Saloon Media. It’s slated to premiere in spring 2023.
Also set to debut next spring is Haunted Lost and Found (w/t, 6 x 60 min.), which will be heading to the paranormal-focused T+E. A treaty coproduction between Singaporean producers and Blue Ant Media company Beach House Pictures, Momo Film Co. and Vancouver-based De Vries Production, the series features firsthand accounts from people who bought, found or were gifted an item, only to discover that it was haunted or cursed. Each episode features three stories, ranging from items found on the dark web to things discovered in dark alleys.