BBC Earth Coming to Canada


TORONTO/NEW YORK: BBC Worldwide North America and Blue Ant Media have a struck a deal to bring the BBC Earth channel to Canada.

The commercial-free channel is set to launch January 24, 2017, delivering a range of factual programming, including The HuntPlanet Earth II will debut on January 28, day-and-date with the U.S. premiere. BBC Earth will be broadcast in Canada in HD and will replace Blue Ant Media’s existing radX channel.

“We’ve found a kindred spirit in Blue Ant Media—they are the perfect partner for our premiere BBC Earth channel, which will showcase a stellar collection of the BBC’s unparalleled natural-world programming,” said Ann Sarnoff, the president of BBC Worldwide North America. “We know that the BBC brand and content resonate with Canadians, so we’re looking forward to BBC Earth becoming an important part of the television landscape in Canada.”

“BBC Earth and its iconic, world-class programming are a perfect complement to Blue Ant Media’s suite of premium factual channels,” said Raja Khanna, CEO of television and digital at Blue Ant Media. “Our partnership with BBC Worldwide underlines Blue Ant Media’s ongoing commitment to invest in premium brands and bring the world’s best content to Canadians from coast to coast.”