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Love Nature, PBS pair for SA migration doc

The Ocean’s Greatest Feast

International natural history channel Love Nature and US broadcasting group The WNET Group, part of the PBS network, have coproduced a South African feature documentary about the annual sardine run off the east coast of the country.

The Ocean’s Greatest Feast will debut on PBS, Love Nature’s linear and streaming platforms, Sky Nature in the UK, Italy and Germany, France Télévisions and SVT in Sweden.

Produced by Durban-based Earth Touch, the doc follows billions of sardines as they travel up the east coast of South Africa to Mozambique between May and July, providing a moving banquet for an array of marine predators.

Blue Ant International, which like Love Nature is part of Blue Ant Media, handles international pre-sales and licensing outside coproduction territories for The Ocean’s Greatest Feast.

Carlyn Staudt, global general manager of Love Nature, said: “The cutting-edge technology and techniques that Earth Touch uses in The Ocean’s Greatest Feast not only showcases never-before-seen perspectives, but results in an incredibly breath-taking and compelling story about the creatures who play a part in this natural phenomenon.”

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Canal+ takes Love Nature to Africa

Love Nature’s Malawi Wildlife Rescue

Blue Ant-owned 4K natural history channel Love Nature has launched on African pay TV platform Les Bouquets Canal+, making it available across 25 countries in the region.

The carriage deal is part of Love Nature’s expansion throughout EMEA and will provide Les Bouquets Canal+ subscribers with original English-language programming comprising hundreds of hours of wildlife and nature content.

Titles include Malawi Wildlife Rescue (6×60’), Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs (5×60’), Amazing Animal Friends (6×60’), Africa’s Hunters (18×60’) and The Big Dry (3×60’).

Love Nature is available in more than 100 countries, reaching over 200 million homes via traditional pay TV platforms such as Sky, Rogers, Virgin and Starhub and OTT outlets including Amazon Channels, Bilibili and Pluto TV.

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Blue Ant sends Smithsonian to Africa

Big Cat Country: part of Love Nature’s Africa offering

US cablenet Smithsonian Channel and natural history broadcaster Love Nature are set for an African launch following a deal between Beijing-based pay TV operator StarTimes and Canada’s Blue Ant Media (BAM).

The licensing deal is part of BAM’s ongoing expansion in Africa and will see both channels broadcast throughout a number of Sub-Saharan territories via StarTimes’ platforms.

Upon its launch, Love Nature will include titles such as Big Cat Country (6×60’), Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs (5×60’), Great Blue Wild (4×60’) and Monkey Island (3×60’).

Smithsonian will feature series including Apollo’s Moon Shot (6×60’), First Ladies Revealed (4×60’) and stand-alone doc Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave (1×60’) on its initial slate.

Both channels will be launching via StarTimes in HD, and viewers will have access to Smithsonian in English and Love Nature in English and Portuguese.

Ward Platt, CEO of global networks and kids at Blue Ant Media, said: “These new licensing deals significantly grow Blue Ant Media’s footprint across Africa. Bringing the channels to new platforms allows us to share our broad portfolio of stunning natural history and factual programming with more viewers in Africa.”

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MyTV adds Blue Ant channels

Blue Ant Media, a Canada-based international content producer, distributor and channel operator, is expanding its distribution and production in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets.

Chiara McKee

In a bid to reach the Nigerian audience, Blue Ant has partnered with local pay TV platform MyTV to broadcast its TV channels Love Nature and ZooMoo. Together they air 500 hours of original content focused on wildlife footage, puppetry and animation.

Chiara McKee, newly appointed VP of EMEA for Blue Ant’s kids and global networks division, will oversee the channel distribution sales, operations and marketing across EMEA.

According to MyTV, the two additional channels are sure to keep its viewers entertained. “MyTV takes pride in announcing the addition of ZooMoo to its channel line-up,” it said.

“ZooMoo is a collaboration between some of the world’s foremost wildlife filmmakers, early childhood educationalists and technology developers. Its programming engages and entertains children with the wonders of animals, to stimulate and develop their innate emotional connection with the natural world.”

MyTV is a pay TV network featuring all-round entertainment with more than 20 channels, including: Wazobia TV, Galaxy TV, Channels TV, Aljazeera and KBS World.

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