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Jamie Schouela

President, Global Channels and Media

Blue Ant Media

Jamie Schouela serves as President, Global Channels and Media at Blue Ant Media. He is charged with leading the strategic direction and operations of the company’s streaming and linear television networks, digital, print and consumer event properties around the world. The company’s linear and streaming networks include Love Nature, BBC Earth Canada, BBC First, T+E, Makeful, Smithsonian Channel Canada, A.Side, Cottage Life, HauntTV and Crimetime. Blue Ant Media’s consumer show business includes the bi-annual Cottage Life Show, Baby Show and annual Seasons Christmas Show.

In this role, he manages multi-platform content development and scheduling, marketing, communications, as well as the company’s Canadian media sales team and branded content studio, Blue Ant Plus. He also oversees relationships with Blue Ant’s channel distribution partners globally.

Jamie has a strong background building premium, multi-platform media brands both through partnerships that have brought international players to Canada (Smithsonian Channel, BBC Earth, BBC First) as well as leading the development and launch of homegrown ones (Love Nature, Makeful, A.Side). He has also been a driver of Blue Ant’s overall strategy to expand its brands on emerging platforms including Amazon Channels, Apple TV+, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, and others.

Speaking on: State of the Nation: Canada in focus; The FAST/AVOD market is exploding - what’s in it for you?

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