TRAVEL+ESCAPE FINALIZES DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SHAW CABLE & SHAW DIRECT

Number of Shaw Households to Reach 1.8 Million

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(Toronto, ON) September 4, 2012 – Travel+Escape announces an expansion into 1.8 million Shaw homes across Canada beginning this September. Through the Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct carriers the channel will increase its reach delivering top-rated travel and adventure themed programming.

 

Kicking off September 5 with Shaw Cable and September 6 with Shaw Direct, this new deal will increase the number of total Travel+Escape subscribers nationally to 2.7 million.

 

“We’re thrilled to bring Travel+Escape’s new slate of original and exclusive travel-themed programming to so many more Shaw customers,” said Raja Khanna, CEO, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media.

 

Travel+Escape is the destination for travel themed programming including hit series The Lonely Planet, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and The Layover, Scam City and original series Paddling Bryans.

 

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Travel+Escape is a Blue Ant Media channel.

Travel+Escape is the home of top rated travel themed television programs with entertaining hosts, compelling stories and exotic locations.  The channel features popular lifestyle series including Ghost AdventuresAnthony Bourdain’s The LayoverPaddling Bryans, Lonely Planet and Scam City. (TravelandEscape.ca)

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Blue Ant Media is a privately held integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes great content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories. The company owns specialty channels Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX TV along with four premium, commercial-free, high definition channels Oasis HD, HIFI HD, eqhd and radX and their companion websites. Blue Ant Media’s digital publishing division produces daily content for its web and mobile sites and recently launched AUX Magazine, a monthly music tablet magazine. Blue Ant also has a minority interest in Cottage Life Media Inc., publishers of Cottage Life, Outdoor Canada and Canadian Home Workshop.

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