Blue Ant Media Buys Mike Holmes Catalog


Blue Ant Media has entered an agreement with The Holmes Group to acquire the extensive library of series and specials from Mike Holmes for Homeful.

The deal gives Blue Ant Media ownership of more than 200 hours of programming from the past two decades, including all seasons of Holmes on Homes, Holmes Makes It Right and Holmes Inspection, as well as the specials Holmes for the Holidays, Holmes in New Orleans and Mike’s Ultimate Garage.

As current licenses expire, the programming will launch on FAST exclusively on Blue Ant Media’s new streaming channel Homeful, which showcases real estate, design and decor projects. Blue Ant International now holds the distribution rights to Holmes’ catalog, which will debut at MIPCOM 2022.

Blue Ant Media will also commission new original programming with Holmes and his children, Michael Holmes Jr. and Sherry Holmes, for its Canadian TV platforms and Homeful.

“For over 20 years, Mike Holmes has been the authority on home renovation,” said Jamie Schouela, president of global channels and media at Blue Ant Media. “Blue Ant is thrilled to be acquiring his hit TV catalog and partnering with Mike on new original series. As we continue to grow our free streaming channels, building our library of acquired and original IP will be a priority so we can bring audiences and platforms exclusive content they can’t find anywhere else.”

Holmes said, “After more than 20 years in television and helping homeowners, I am thrilled to be part of an exciting new future with Blue Ant Media and FAST channels like Homeful! The growth of free ad-supported television platforms shows how we are changing what we watch and how we watch, and I love being at the forefront of getting more free content to viewers to enjoy wherever they are. With Michael and Sherry at my side, I look forward to telling more helping homeowner stories and helping Make It Right.”