iKO Media Group and Blue Ant Media Expand Partnership to Distribute Content to LATAM Over Intelsat 11

ROME, January 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

iKO Media Group, a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and international content producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media have joined forces to expand distribution for four channels via INTELSAT 11 providing satellite coverage across Latin America. This expansion comes after the successful launch of iKO's services to distribute the same channels via Eutelsat across Europe a few months ago.


iKO Media Group is already distributing four channels, ZooMoo HD LATAM, Love Nature HD LATAM, Love Nature 4K LATAM and Love Nature HD Brazil, to millions of users using INTELSAT 11 satellite capacity to effectively distribute their content across Latin America. In addition, iKO is also providing other services to Blue Ant Media such as encryption done with Viaccess 6.0 system and Zoomoo LATAM playout operated from iKO's Rometeleport.

ZooMoo is a children's nature channel with over 500 hours of original content. ZooMoo offers wildlife footage, puppetry, animation and narration that creates a unique learning experience for preschool viewers.

Love Nature brings wildlife and nature fans of all ages an extensive line-up of in-house natural history programming, with much of the content produced in 4K the largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content in the world. Love Nature 4K is a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks.

"Distributing these high quality channels to LATAM over Intelsat 11 is a huge stepping stone for our ongoing partnership with renowned channel operator Blue Ant Media. This is the second distribution agreement with Blue Ant Media, the first being distribution to Europe over Eutelsat satellite, and we look forward to growing this partnership," said David Treadway, iKO's Chairman of the Board.

"Latam continues to be an important market for our ongoing channel distribution growth,and the launch of Love Nature and Zoomoo over Intelsat 11 is a significant milestone for the brands' ongoing global expansion," said Ward Platt, CEO, Global Networks & Kids, Blue Ant Media."We are delighted to expand our partnership with iKO Media Group and we look forward to bringing our extensive library of programming to new audiences across the region."

Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 3,000+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media's international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), Blue Ant Entertainment (International), Blue Ant Extreme (International) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Washington, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. 


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