Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Media company, has entered into an agreement with A+E Networks to produce the format of the critically acclaimed series, "Hoarders", marking the first-ever format commission for the series outside the USA. Under the title "Hoarders: Canada", the series has been greenlit by Blue Ant Media for its Canadian programming slate. "Hoarders: Canada" follows a team of experts as they tackle some of Canada’s most challenging hoards, giving viewers an in-depth look at the emotional stories of those dealing with compulsive hoarding behaviours.
“Blue Ant Media’s global makeup enables us to work with industry-leading partners to license and localize popular TV formats and give them homegrown voices,” said Sam Linton, VP, Head of Original Content, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media. “We’re proud to be partnering with A+E Networks to bring this hit franchise to Canadians nationwide. Saloon Media’s track record of award-winning TV format series and documentaries makes them the perfect production partner for 'Hoarders: Canada'".
“We’re delighted to be involved with a franchise series as successful and long-standing as 'Hoarders',” said Michael Kot, Managing Director, Saloon Media. “In keeping with A+E Networks’ format, 'Hoarders: Canada' will be shot documentary-style and with the utmost respect for those sharing their emotional stories.”
Ellen Lovejoy, SVP Global Content Sales at A+E Networks, said: “We are excited to partner with Saloon Media and Blue Ant Media to bring the compelling format that is 'Hoarders' to Canadian viewers. A+E Networks has a long history of creating successful long running formats that are easily adaptable in the global marketplace. We are actively building partnerships to leverage our broad slate to create successful local adaptations.”
"Hoarders: Canada" will premiere on Blue Ant Media’s specialty channel Makeful in late 2022 and joins a roster of original TV formats commissioned by Blue Ant Media for its Canadian specialty channels, including Makeful’s "Landscape Artist of the Year: Canada" and Cottage Life’s highest-rated original series, "Life Below Zero: Canada", produced by Saloon Media and now in its second season.
We’re proud to be partnering with A+E Networks to bring this hit franchise to Canadians nationwide. Saloon Media’s track record of award-winning TV format series and documentaries makes them the perfect production partner for 'Hoarders: Canada'” Sam Linton VP, Head of Original Content, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media