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Blue Ant International sells content to Scripps, A&E

Media | 09/03/2015 5:35 pm EDT

Blue Ant Media Inc. said in a press release Thursday that its distribution arm has sold more than 75 hours of programming to U.S. channels. Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. bought rights to an “array of series,” the company said. That includes Rebel Without a Kitchen, a show about a travelling food truck, and home improvement shows Lake Guys and Lake Docks & Decks. A&E Television Networks LLC purchased the reality show Cabin Truckers, about the “incredible exploits of hauling colossal cabins to remote, picturesque locations.” The two acquisitions follow the...

Blue Ant acquires Cottage Life Media

Media | 12/06/2012 7:12 pm EST

Blue Ant Media Inc. purchased Cottage Life Media Inc. and its four consumer publications, the company said Wednesday. Blue Ant bought magazines Cottage Life, Cottage, Outdoor Canada, Canadian Home Workshop and their associated websites, a release said, as well as Cottage Life Media custom magazines, books, social-media apps, and bi-annual Cottage Life consumer shows. Cottage Life Media will continue to be led by founder and chief executive Al Zikovitz, the release said. It did not disclose the purchase price. Specialty channel owner Blue Ant also reached a deal this year to buy CBC/Radio-Canada’s specialty channel Bold, and last year purchased GlassBox Television Inc. and its channels. “Our goal is to be leaders in content creation and distribution and this allows us to...