Blue Ant Studios expands in the US with the appointment of Marine Ksadzhikyan

In the newly-created role of VP, Content Sales, the ex Rive Gauche Television executive will be focused on identifying further growth opportunities across all platforms in the country.

12 JAN 2024

Marine Ksadzhikyan

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Blue Ant Studios announced the expansion of its global rights team with the appointment of Marine Ksadzhikyan to the newly-created role of VP, Content Sales. The appointment coincides with Blue Ant Studios’ upward trajectory of sales in the U.S.

Based in Los Angeles, Marine reports to Bryan Gabourie, SVP International Sales and Partnerships where she will be focused on identifying further growth opportunities across all platforms in the US. Leveraging Blue Ant Studio's diverse and growing catalogue of over 7000 premium hours of content, Marine's remit will include securing a wide range of partnership models with key players across both owned series and premium third-party programming. With over 20 years of experience in the licensing and distribution business, Marine’s previous roles include EVP, Sales at Rive Gauche Television and Director of International Sales at GRB Entertainment. Marine will be attending NATPE Global next week in Miami.

Today, the business also unveiled a raft of international pre-sales, co-productions, premium US premieres and licensing packages to bring to partners, including a slate of history programs to BBC Select with titles "Bettany Hughes Grand Tour: From Paris To Rome" (4x60’) from Sandstone Global, "Who Sank The Titanic" (1x90’) from Pioneer Productions & Handel Productions and "Curse Of The Ancients" (5x60’) from Barcroft Studios; A+E Networks will co-commission the fourth season of "Lakefront Luxury" (20x30’) from Nikki Ray Media; and QVC+ picked up a block of 52 episodes of culinary programming featuring celebrity chef David Rocco. Additionally, the company has made sales to multi-platform partners such as Aeroverse Media, EarthX Media, Curiosity Inc., True Royalty TV and Buddi SVOD.

“Marine’s vast knowledge, robust experience and deep relationships with US and global partners will play a critical role in the continued growth of Blue Ant in the US market,” says Bryan Gabourie, SVP, International Sales and Partnerships, Blue Ant Studios. “Her appointment expands our advantage in the territory considerably and will further increase our momentum coming out of a strong 2023 built upon a diverse array of new partnerships and continued collaboration with key platforms.”

"Blue Ant Studios is recognized for its remarkable content creation process, its commitment to the producers they collaborate with and its innovative approach to fulfilling their partners' content requirements," says Marine Ksadzhikyan, VP Content Sales, Blue Ant Studios. "I am thrilled to join this exceptional team and continue to meet the growing demand for Blue Ant's content."