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(Toronto, ON) February 13, 2013 – Blue Ant Media announces the appointment of Sam Linton to Executive in Charge of Production. Sam comes with over 24 years of broadcast experience in production and programming.
“Original Content is very important to Blue Ant Media and we couldn’t be happier to have Sam join us to help lead the development of our original productions,” said Vanessa Case, EVP of Programming and Marketing, Blue Ant Media. “She’s built a solid reputation in the industry that we know will serve her well here.”
Before coming to Blue Ant Media, Sam was Vice-President, Executive Producer at RTR Media Inc. where she was in charge of overseeing the development and production of series and pilots including Mother of the Bride and BBQ Crawl. Sam brings with her a solid experience in programming having been Director of Factual Programming at Shaw, Head of Factual Programming at Cineflix Productions, and Director of Programming at Discovery Canada.
Sam will be working out of the company’s head office in Toronto.
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Blue Ant Media is a privately held integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes engaging 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 channels Oasis HD, HIFI, eqHD, 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. Producing over 400 hours of original content, Blue Ant Media develops both in house programming and co-productions with international partners. Blue Ant recently acquired Cottage Life Media Inc., publishers of Cottage Life, Cottage, Outdoor Canada and Canadian Home Workshop and producers of the Spring & Fall Cottage Life consumer shows.
Nikki Lamb Tudico
Blue Ant Media