Blue Ant Media widens reach with Measat, Eutelsat
Rebecca Hawkes
| 28 February 2018

Canadian content producer and channel operator Blue Ant Media has inked satellite distribution deals with Measat for Asia and Eutelsat for Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

The Measat carriage deal will see six channels - Blue Ant Entertainment HD, Blue Ant Extreme HD, Blue Ant Entertainment Philippines SD, ZooMoo HD, Love Nature 4K and Love Nature HD - made available to pay-TV operators across the Asia Pacific.

"The pace of adoption of both HD and Ultra HD video is accelerating across the Asia Pacific, and Measat will continue to increase its leadership position," said Measat SVP sales Raj Malik. "With the addition of six diverse, highly entertaining channels from the Blue Ant Media's portfolio, 91.5E continues growing from strength to strength as a prime gateway with ever more compelling content."

Blue Ant Media has also teamed up with iKO Media Group to utilise capacity on two Eutelsat satellites to distribute HD channels ZooMoo and Love Nature HD and Love Nature 4K to a wider audience in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. ZooMoo and Love Nature HD will be available on the Eutelsat 9B satellite, while Love Nature 4K has joined Eutelsat's Hotbird neighbourhood.

Ward Platt, CEO, Global Networks, Blue Ant Media, said: "iKO Media Group's services via Eutelsat's satellites is the perfect fit for us as we work to bring Love Nature 4K and ZooMoo's engaging, original programming to passionate wildlife and nature fans of all ages across the European market."

Michel Azibert, chief commercial and development officer at Eutelsat, added: "This agreement highlights the importance of satellite to support the rollout of HD and UHD and enhance the television viewing experience around the globe."