Blue Ant Media of Toronto has announced the acquisition of Australian Geographic magazine from Bauer Media. The bimonthly is one of Australia's top 10 paid magazines, with more than 40,000 subscribers and a readership of 540,000.
“Australian Geographic is the most iconic Australian wildlife and nature publication, reaching a highly engaged audience of natural history fans through its multi platform content,” said Michael MacMillan, CEO, Blue Ant Media [in a release.] “The purchase of Australian Geographic reinforces our footprint in the Australian market while providing an impactful vehicle for showcasing the work of our natural history documentaries and series being produced all over the world.”
Blue Ant is a privately held producer, distributor and channel operator, with a catalogue of more than 3200 hours of content, across a number of channels, including Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), Blue Ant Entertainment (International), Blue Ant Extreme (International) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Washington, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. The company is best known in Canadian magazine circles for having taken over Cottage Life Media and associated properties in 2012.
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