(London, UK, September 30, 2015) – Blue Ant International, a division of Blue Ant Media and leaders in 4K unscripted content worldwide, announced from Realscreen London today its multi-year, development and distribution deal with leading UK independent Production Company Zig Zag Productions.
Under this new international partnership, Blue Ant International will invest in the development and distribution of Zig Zag’s production slate. The deal highlights Blue Ant International’s continued growth as it shores up more global partnerships.
Zig Zag Productions has produced over 600 hours of non-scripted programming, including highly popular series such as Troy, which follows the UK’s most impressive 24-year old magician and his close-up magic, studio illusions and spectacular stunts. Other recent noteworthy credits include I Wanna Marry Harry, a reality dating show featuring a Prince Harry lookalike presenting himself as an average “bloke” to 12 single American women searching for their Prince Charming.
“Zig Zag Productions delivers premium content, as well as extensive knowledge of international financing, “ said Solange Attwood, SVP, Blue Ant International. “ We believe Zig Zag’s content will provide a consistent and reliable pipeline of high quality content for our global clients.”
“Blue Ant Media’s expertise and investment in becoming a global distribution leader made it a perfect choice to collaborate on international distribution,“ said Danny Fenton, Chief Executive Officer, Zig Zag Productions.
Blue Ant International is a leading global content distribution company and a leader in native 4K nature and wildlife programming. Its diverse catalogue of over 1,700 hours includes award-winning factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary series and formats. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company’s catalogue includes The Weapon Hunter (Cream Productions; 6×60’ HD), Wild Ride (Nomadic Nation; 16×30’ HD) and Live Here, Buy This (JV Productions; 52×30’ HD). Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media. blueantinternational.com
Blue Ant Media is a privately held international media company that owns and operates 10 media brands including Cottage Life, Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada and Makeful. Blue Ant Media creates and distributes content worldwide ranging from nature to DIY, outdoor living to music, engaging fans across television, digital, magazines and live events. The company also owns Omnia Media, a YouTube network and Choice TV, a broadcast channel in New Zealand. Blue Ant Media is based in Toronto and has offices in Los Angeles, London (UK) and Auckland. blueantmedia.ca
Zig Zag Productions is one of the UK’s foremost Independent Television Production Company formed in 1999 by Danny Fenton and Kevin Utton. Zig Zag has grown to become an internationally recognised, respected and award winning television producer in the most highly competitive TV markets.
Headquartered in London, Zig Zag has produced over 650 hours of original programming for over 50 broadcasters Worldwide since its inception, across multiple programme genres including factual, factual, observational documentaries, factual entertainment, entertainment, game shows, cookery, sports and news reactive programming.
In addition, Zig Zag’s completed programmes and formats have been sold separately to over one hundred countries worldwide. In the UK, Zig Zag produces for all the main channels; BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, MTV as well as multiple other cable and satellite channels. In the USA, Zig Zag produces for Fox, Discovery, TLC, Travel, National Geographic Channel, A&E, Fuse, History, OWN, PBS, SyFy and Current TV.
Recent Zig Zag productions include the Broadcast Digital Award-nominated ‘Troy’ for E4, ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ which premiered in the US on the FOX Network and ‘Ultimate Brain’, a physical game show for CBBC. Zig Zag is 100% owned by Danny Fenton and Kevin Utton. http://www.zigzag.uk.com/
Blue Ant Media
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Blue Ant Media
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Justin Crosby (for Zig Zag Productions)
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