Love Nature, a worldwide leader of Ultra HD natural history content, comes to Sky on demand later this year

Fans of wildlife and nature will soon have access to hundreds of hours of mind-blowing TV on demand – over an hour for every single day of the year – as Blue Ant Media’s ‘Love Nature’ content is set to come to millions of Sky homes across the UK and in Europe later this year.

With awe-inspiring content filmed across 40 countries, Love Nature make more original natural history content in UHD than anyone else – and it will be available to Sky customers to watch on demand, whenever they want. Shot in native 4K, Love Nature’s content offers Sky viewers the highest resolution and brightest colours available, bringing them closer to nature than ever before.

Viewers in the UK will be taken on safari with specialist wildlife cameraman Nathan Pilcher as he takes viewers to the heart of Big Cat Country in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, one of most remote and brutal wildernesses in Africa. Sky viewers will be able to see other great programmes like America’s Wild Seasons and Monkey Island, to name a few.

This new partnership brings Europe’s leading media and entertainment company together with the fastest growing creator of natural history content in the world.

Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, UK, said: “This is what UHD was made for – you can’t get this close to nature in real life! Are you ready to bring the wild into your front room?”

Ward Platt, CEO, Global Networks & Kids, Blue Ant Media, said: “Over the last five years, we have commissioned over 500 hours of the highest quality 4K natural history programming with leading production companies around the world. We are thrilled that these amazing stories and breath-taking visuals are now available for Sky viewers to enjoy.

“Bringing Love Nature to Sky across Europe is a significant milestone for the brand’s ongoing global expansion.”

Under the terms of the multi-year deal between Sky and Blue Ant Media, Love Nature content will be available to all Sky customers on demand and on NOW TV later this year. Love Nature will also be offered on demand on Sky in Germany and Italy.

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Press Contact:

Blue Ant Media: Kate Calder, Communications Manager: kate.calder@blueantmedia.com

Sky: Harrison Kelly, Head of Corporate Comms: harrison.kelly@sky.uk / 07817 476365

Notes to editors:

About Love Nature:

Love Nature is a modern 4K natural history content brand that is platform agnostic. Love Nature reaches viewers and lovers of wildlife on whatever platform they use, from linear, OTT, VOD, YouTube, and more. We go where the consumer is watching. As such, Love Nature continues to grow and expand while offering viewers a chance to get closer to nature through both powerful stories about the natural world and stunning 4K and HDR footage. Our goal is to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to the planet we call home through our content, which is one of the largest libraries of 4K natural history programming in the world. Love Nature is a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks. Engage with us at lovenature.com / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube / Instagram

About Blue Ant Media:

Blue Ant Media is an international producer, distributor, channel operator, and gaming video content company. We own and operate numerous production companies in North America, the UK, and Australasia under the Blue Ant Studios banner, creating content for broadcasters and streaming platforms in multiple genres including factual entertainment, documentary, adult animation, and drama. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a substantial catalogue of content, including one of the world's largest 4K natural history offerings. Blue Ant Media operates linear and SVOD channels on multiple continents under 14 brands including Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), ZooMoo, Arcade Cloud and more. Omnia Media, our gaming video content company, has the largest gamer talent network in the world. It creates and distributes gaming video content across digital and OTT platforms such as YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, and more. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with nine international offices in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Washington DC, Sydney, Beijing, and Taipei.

About Sky:

With 24 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Our 31,000 employees help connect our customers with the very best of Sports, News, the arts and to our own local, original content. Following the success of Sky originals like Chernobyl, Patrick Melrose, Das Boot and Gomorrah we launched Sky Studios and now plan to more than double our investment in original drama and comedy over the next five years.

Our technology allows customers to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and as we connect millions of families to content they love, it is our responsibility to do it safely – that’s why we offer services like Sky Broadband Buddy and the Sky Kids app. And our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.

We also believe that a company of our scale has a responsibility that goes beyond our business, and into the community. Our Sky Ocean Rescue campaign has reached millions across Europe, we’re on track to be free of single-use plastic by 2020, we’re investing £25million over five years in ocean-saving tech and we’re a proud employer – recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our approach to inclusivity.