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, BBC First, T+E, Makeful, Smithsonian Channel, Cottage Life, HauntTV, CrimeTime, TotalCrime, Homeful, Drag Race Universe, HistoryTime and Love Pets. Blue Ant Media’s consumer show business includes the bi-annual Cottage Life Shows, The Baby Shows, Toronto Home Shows 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). He has also been a driver of Blue Ant’s overall strategy to expand its brands on emerging platforms including Prime Video Channels, Apple TV+, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, LG, PlutoTV, VIZIO WatchFree+, and others.