Sam Linton brings over 30 years of production expertise to her role as Head of Original Content for Blue Ant Media’s Canadian specialty television channels including Cottage Life, T+E, Smithsonian Channel Canada and Makeful. In her role, Sam oversees commissioning and production of original series such as Blown Away, Hotel Paranormal, Life Below Zero: Canada, Hope For Wildlife and Landscape Artist of the Year Canada. Sam has written, produced and directed many series and one-offs. Her former roles include Director of Programming for Discovery Canada and Animal Planet, in addition to SVP of Factual for Cineflix Productions where she executive produced series such as May Day, Final 24, Mega Moves and Urban Legends. Sam also held leadership roles at History Television as Acting Head of Factual Content and RTR Media as VP and Executive Producer for RTR Media.