300-Plus Hours of Wildlife Sales for Blue Ant at MIPCOM


CANNES: Blue Ant International has sold more than 300 hours of Ultra HD (UHD) wildlife and nature content to broadcasters across Western Europe and Asia, with Amazon Prime Video in Japan among them.

Blue Ant International has sold 240 hours of UHD natural-history content to AB Groupe for ULTRA NATURE (France). The two-year deal sees Blue Ant International delivering 200 hours of documentaries and 40 hours of wildlife and nature scenes. Additionally, Le TV in Hong Kong picked up a host of series from Blue Ant International, including The Big Feed and totaling more than 20 hours.

Blue Ant International has also sent more than 60 hours of programming to now TV in Hong Kong, including the 4K series Kenya Wildlife Diaries, which showcases The Lewa Reserve in Mount Kenya, home to 1,500 animals. Other UHD wildlife and nature series pick-ups for now TV are Undiscovered Vistas, Extreme Africa and Mysteries of Evolution.

Amazon Prime Video in Japan, meanwhile, acquired four series from Blue Ant International’s expanded UHD catalog. These sales include Great Parks of Africa, a six-part series illustrating the diversity of the continent’s epic parks. Another highlight of the sale is Africa’s Wild Horizons, which takes viewers on a journey across the Serengeti, down the Mara River and over the forests of Ruaha National Park.

In Germany, Autentic signed on for Nomads of the Serengeti. The 4K series follows veteran safari guide Jean Du Plessis on a trip through the Serengeti with migrating wildebeest.

“With audiences around the globe gearing up to make the transition to UHD, Blue Ant International’s native 4K slate is in high demand, providing broadcasters who pioneer in the 4K space with stunning and cutting-edge content for multiple platforms,” said Solange Attwood, the senior VP of Blue Ant International. “As leaders in 4K distribution, we continue to provide our international clients with the support needed to handle 4K’s new workflows, QC processes and data management.”