Blue Ant Media Expands Partnership with Samsung TV Plus


Blue Ant Media has expanded its partnership with Samsung TV Plus, with deals for three of its channels to become available in additional territories.

Its renovation and design-focused channel, Homeful, is now available to Samsung TV Plus users in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, after launching in Mexico and Brazil last week. The channel lineup includes over 200 hours of Mike Holmes’ library of original series.

Additional Homeful programming includes Sarah Off the Grid, Coolest Places to Stay, Brojects and Moving the McGillivrays.

The paranormal-themed channel HauntTV has launched in the U.S. after becoming available to viewers in Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand last year. The programming lineup includes Haunted Gold Rush, Hotel Paranormal, Ghost Chasers, Ghostly Encounters, World’s Scariest Hauntings and Paranormal Survivor.

Blue Ant Media’s pet-focused channel, Love Pets, has launched in the U.K., the Netherlands and Nordic countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Love Pets features Bondi Vet, Vet on the Hill, ER Vets, The Bizarre Pet Vets and Hope For Wildlife, among others.

These channels further Blue Ant Media’s distribution with Samsung TV Plus, which already carries Love Nature in the U.S. and Primetime in Canada.

“Blue Ant Media is thrilled to expand our partnership with Samsung TV Plus,” said Jamie Schouela, president of global channels and media at Blue Ant Media. “We’re excited to add to our existing lineup of channels on one of the leading FAST platforms and now bring HauntTV’s stories of the unexplained, Homeful’s renovation and real estate series and Love Pets’ animal programming to their audiences in multiple countries.”

“This deal combines carriage of Blue Ant Media’s channels with a multiyear content output from our distribution business and is a perfect example of the types of creative solutions and broad partnerships that we can offer,” said Mark Bishop, co-president at Blue Ant Studios. “We’re committed to being a trusted source of content with must-see programming that taps into our company’s original productions as well as our premium, acquired content.”