Blue Ant Media has promoted Craig Junner to senior VP of programming and content strategy for global media and Andrea Harrick to VP of content acquisitions for global media.
“In less than one year, Blue Ant Media’s expanding FAST portfolio has seen us building four new media brands—HauntTV, Total Crime, Homeful and HistoryTime—and distributing them alongside Love Nature’s free streaming channel,” said Jamie Schouela, president of global media. “Craig and Andrea’s promotions are not only a reflection of their leadership in Blue Ant’s current content strategy, but also the work ahead as we continue to create new free streaming channels for platforms around the world.”
In his role as senior VP of programming and content strategy, Junner will continue to lead programming strategy for Blue Ant Media’s portfolio of pay-TV and FAST channels. Since joining the company in 2011, he has successfully led all areas of the company’s content team in Canada. Over the past year, Junner has been critical to the ideation and creation of Blue Ant’s new FAST brands and will continue to assume a leadership role in the company’s global free-streaming expansion.
Harrick, VP of content acquisitions, also joined Blue Ant Media in 2011 and has supported the company’s content pipeline for all of its media channels in Canada and internationally. During the company’s growth in the FAST category, Harrick is credited for securing thousands of hours of programming. She will continue to lead acquisitions for Blue Ant Media’s growing global portfolio.