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Jago Lee to lead Blue Ant’s London studio

Former Tiger Aspect exec and Nerd founder Jago Lee has joined Canadian producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant, and will head up a new London production base.

jago leeLee will be creative director at Antenna Pictures, the UK prodco recently set up by Blue Ant. The company said he has been tasked with building a slate of innovative, premium factual fare.

The programming exec was head of docs at Tiger Aspect and then created UK prodco Nerd TV, which was subsequently acquired by Red Arrow.

“With Jago’s talent, knowledge and leadership in the factual space, we are ready to expand our production footprint to the UK under his creative direction,” said Raja Khanna, CEO, television and digital, Blue Ant.

“Antenna Pictures will work closely alongside Blue Ant Media’s channels and producers in Canada and our International distribution division, Blue Ant International, to create world-class factual and factual entertainment content and formats.”

Lee added: “As an international distributor, broadcaster and content player, Blue Ant is brilliantly positioned to nurture the next generation of factual formats that I am keen to produce.”

Blue Ant is in expansion mode, having launched its SVOD service Love Nature with Smithsonian, HGTV in New Zealand in association with Scripps, and set up the London studio.

Lee will be with his new employer at MIPCOM next week. Toronto-based Blue Ant is privately held.