Speaker Sam Linton

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Sam Linton

VP, Production and Development, Global Media

Blue Ant Media

Sam Linton, VP, Head of Original Content, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media, brings over 30 years of production expertise to the media company’s specialty television channels including Cottage Life, T+E, Makeful, Smithsonian Channel in Canada, BBC First and BBC Earth in Canada. In her role, Sam oversees commissioning and production of original series and specials such as Bathsheba: Search for Evil, Dr. Savannah: Wild Rose Vet, Merchants of the Wild, World’s Most Scenic River Journeys, Mysteries from Above, Blown Away, Hotel Paranormal, Life Below Zero: Canada and Landscape Artist of the Year: Canada

Sam has written, produced and directed many series and specials. 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.

Speaking on: Speed Meetings with Buyers; Spotlight on Blue Ant Media

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