Blue Ant Media assembles a long-time duo for FAST push

LR: Craig Junner and Andrea Harrick

Blue Ant Media of Canada has promoted Craig Junner to Senior Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy, Global Media, and Andrea Harrick to Vice President of Content Acquisitions, Global Media, to help support the company’s continued FAST expansion.

Junner and Harrick, longtime executives, are credited by Blue Ant for playing “integral leadership roles” over the past 12 months as the company launched four new FAST channels in the United States and Canada – including HistoryTime last week.

In his new role, Junner will continue to lead the programming strategy for Blue Ant’s pay TV and FAST channels. Since joining the company in 2011, he has led all areas of the company’s content team in Canada, from distribution partnerships to acquisitions and original series development to content programming.

Harrick, who also joined Blue Ant Media in 2011, did so during his tenure. supported the company’s content pipeline for its media channels in Canada and abroad. She is further credited with securing thousands of hours of programming, much of it exclusively, as part of the company’s push to FAST.

“In less than a year, Blue Ant Media’s expanding FAST portfolio has allowed us to create four new media brands, HauntTV, Total Crime, Homeful and HistoryTime, and distribute them alongside the free streaming channel of Love Nature,” commented Jamie Schouela, President of Global Media. at Blue Ant.

“Craig and Andrea’s promotions not only reflect their leadership in Blue Ant’s current content strategy, but also the work ahead as we continue to build new free streaming channels for platforms around the world.”

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