Blue Ant Media Partners with Samsung TV Plus in a Multi-Year Content Deal
Blue Ant Media’s multi-year output deal includes hundreds of hours annually across multiple genres. It’s exclusive deal with Samsung TV Plus includes the launch of three FAST channels, HauntTV, Love Pets and Homeful. By: Wee Yan Ling
(Cannes, FR - October 16, 2023) - Blue Ant Media, an international production studio, rights business, and channel operator, revealed an extended collaboration with Samsung TV Plus. This comprehensive agreement encompasses the introduction of three free streaming channels in various regions, in addition to the inclusion of a substantial library of premium factual content from Blue Ant Media's international distribution division into the platform. This expansion is part of their ongoing partnership with Samsung TV Plus, the free, ad-supported TV (FAST) and video-on-demand (AVOD) service.
Samsung TV Plus will licence hundreds of hours of premium factual content from the company’s distribution arm across multiple genres, which includes crime, lifestyle, paranormal and natural history.
“Blue Ant Media is thrilled to expand our partnership with Samsung TV Plus,” says Jamie Schouela, President, Global Channels & Media, Blue Ant Media. “We’re excited to add to our existing line-up 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.”
Blue Ant Media's Homeful, a channel dedicated to renovation and design, is now accessible to Samsung TV Plus users in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and was introduced in Mexico and Brazil in Spanish and Portuguese just last week. HauntTV, which has also launched in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand in the last year, is now available in the US and pet-focused channel, Love Pets, has launched in the UK, the Netherlands and Nordic countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
"This deal combines carriage of Blue Ant Media's channels with a multi-year content output from our distribution business and is a perfect example of the types of creative solutions and broad partnerships that we can offer," says Mark Bishop, Co-President, 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."
These three free-streaming channels contribute to the broadening of Blue Ant Media's partnership with Samsung TV Plus, joining the previously launched Love Nature, a wildlife and nature channel in the U.S., and Crimetime, a crime-focused channel in Canada.
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