Sam Linton, VP, Production and Development, Global Media, Blue Ant Media brings over 30 years of production expertise to the media company’s channel brands. Based in Canada, Sam leads commissioning for Blue Ant Media’s suite of specialty television channels and global FAST (free, ad-supported streaming TV) channels, including: Cottage Life, T+E, Makeful, Smithsonian Channel, BBC First, BBC Earth, HauntTV, Total Crime, Homeful, HistoryTime and Love Pets. In her role, Sam oversees commissioning and production of original series and specials such as History’s Most Haunted, A Secret to Die For, Haunted Hospitals, Haunted Gold Rush, A Ghost Ruined my Life with Eli Roth, History by the Numbers, Mysteries from Above, and Life Below Zero: Canada.
Sam has written, produced and directed many series and specials. Her former roles include Director of Programming for Discovery Canada and Animal Planet, in addition to SVP of Factual for Cineflix Productions where she executive produced series such as May Day, Final 24, Mega Moves and Urban Legends. Sam also held leadership roles at History Television as Acting Head of Factual Content and RTR Media as VP and Executive Producer for RTR Media. Sam is also committed to mentoring and training the next generation of storytellers through her work on the Board of WIFT-T and as an advisor to the Broadcasting Program at Centennial College.