Blue Ant’s Makeful Slates Fall Programming Preview


TORONTO: Blue Ant Media’s new lifestyle specialty channel Makeful is set to launch a free nationwide preview of its fall programming lineup, which features new shows such as Jamie’s American Road Trip.

An eight-week, Canada-wide free preview event featuring the channel’s fall lineup is set to kick off on October 26. Makeful will present a series of original content through its television programming and online, showcasing its growing community of makers, including Coriander Girl and Melissa Di Renzo. In these short-form videos, Makeful’s makers will share projects and the inspiration for their craft.

Makeful’s fall lineup launches on October 26 at 9 p.m. and includes Jamie’s American Road Trip, which sees celebrity chef Jamie Oliver travel across America to get a taste of the people, culture, music and, of course, the food. Rebel Without a Kitchen is set to air the same night at 8:30 p.m., Miguel’s Feast at 10 p.m. and 3 Chefs, 1 City at 10:30 p.m. Fix It & Finish It and Weekend Reno will debut on October 27 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. Meanwhile, the makeover series Your Home in Their Hands will make its exclusive network premiere at 9 p.m. and Renovation King will make its exclusive network premiere at 10 p.m. On October 28, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals will kick off on Makeful at 7 p.m., followed by This Old Thing at 10 p.m.

“Makeful will bring audiences programming that will unite, inspire and celebrate the creativity in us all,” said Vanessa Case, the executive VP of content at Blue Ant Media. “We are thrilled to share this new brand, its television programming and growing community of makers to an extraordinary audience of 10 million subscribers with a national free preview over the next eight weeks.”