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This thread will discuss the schedule updates for the Blue Ant Media Specialty Channels for the 2020-21 broadcast year, including A.Side, BBC Earth, Cottage Life, HIFI, Love Nature, Makeful TV, Smithsonian Channel and T+E.

I post schedule updates, series premieres and specials based on press releases as well as series renewals and cancellations as they are announced. I don't usually post on-going episode information, repeats, program descriptions or "PR-speak," so if you want more info, you can click on the associated link in the post.
 

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New and Returning Original Productions for T+E, Cottage Life and Smithsonian Channel Canada

T+E
New Original Series
Paranormal Hotline
(8×60’; HD) Scheduled for Spring 2021

Returning Series
Hotel Paranormal
(Season 2; 10×60’; HD) Scheduled for Spring 2021
Haunted Hospitals (Season 3; 13×60’; HD) Scheduled for Spring 2021

COTTAGE LIFE
Returning Original Series
Weather Files: Total Impact
(Season 2; 8×60’; HD) Scheduled for Early 2021

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL CANADA
New Original Series
Secret Cities
(6×60’; HD) Scheduled for Spring/Summer 2021
Impossible Repairs (6×60’; HD) Scheduled for Fall 2020

Additional original commissions will be announced by Blue Ant Media in the coming months.
 

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The Hunt for Escobar’s Hippos premieres Wednesday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel Canada, same date as the U.S. (Blue Ant Media)

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Love Nature greenlit New Kids in the Wild (5 x 60’; UHD). Blue Ant International will oversee pre-sales and licensing exclusively in the U.S. and Canada. (Blue Ant Media)
 

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Love Nature announced that Ewan McGregor will lend his iconic voice to the three-part natural history series, Stormborn (3×50’; 4K and HD), which will premiere on the channel in November. See the Press Release for a trailer.
 

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Blue Ant Media Fall 2020 Schedule

T+E

New Series
Paranormal Captured
(6×60’; HD) Scheduled for October 2020
Paranormal Night Shift (13×60’; HD) Scheduled for October 2020
My Paranormal Nightmare (13×60’; HD) Scheduled for October 2020

Returning Series
Strange Evidence
(12×60’; HD) Scheduled for October 2020, Season 3

MAKEFUL

Returning Series
The Great British Sewing Bee
(10×60’; HD) Scheduled for October 2020, Season 6
The Repair Shop (30×60’; HD) Scheduled for October 2020, Season 4
The Great Pottery Throw Down (10×60’; HD) Scheduled for December 2020, Season 3

COTTAGE LIFE

Returning Series
What on Earth?
(9×60’; HD) Scheduled for October 2020, Season 6 – Part 2
Unearthed (13×60’; HD) Scheduled for October 2020, Season 4 – Part 2

LOVE NATURE

New Series
Stormborn
(3×60’; HD), Love Nature Original Series Scheduled for November 2020

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL CANADA

The Curious Life and Death of…
(6×60’; HD), Original Series, Scheduled for September 2020

BBC EARTH

New Series
Animal Impossible
(10×60’; HD), Original Series, Scheduled for October 2020

Returning Series
Spy in the Wild
(6×60’; HD), Original Series, Scheduled for October 2020

See the press release for program descriptions.
 

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T+E’s annual broadcast event, Creep Week, returns on Saturday, October 10 and continues through Sunday, October 18, with over 100 hours of nail-biting programming.

T+E will be airing daily paranormal programming marathons throughout Creep Week, such as I saw the Unknown, Paranormal Caught on Camera, Paranormal 911, Help! My House is Haunted, Haunted Hospitals, Strange Evidence, Paranormal State and Hotel Paranormal.

New Series
Paranormal Night Shift
(13×60’; HD) Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, starting October 17
My Paranormal Nightmare: Be Very Afraid (10×60’; HD) Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starting October 17
Paranormal Captured (6×60’; HD) Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starting October 15
 

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The world broadcast premiere of Stormborn airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, starting November 15 on Love Nature during the channel’s free preview event from November 2 to January 3, 2021. On streaming platforms, Love Nature is available on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV, with new episodes of Stormborn rolling out weekly, starting November 16, 2020. Weekly episodes will also be available to channel subscribers on-demand via cable and satellite platforms after each episode airs. (Blue Ant Press Release)
 

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Blue Ant has joined the production of the new documentary series, World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (6 x 60’; HD), which will air on Smithsonian Channel Canada. (Blue Ant Press Release)
 

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Blue Ant International licensed the six-part docu-series A Wild Year on Earth to BBC AMERICA, which will premiere the series in early 2021. (Blue Ant Press Release) The 4K series was originally commissioned by Love Nature, so it should be on that channel around the same time.
 

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The Canadian broadcast premiere of the five-part series A Perfect Planet airs Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on BBC Earth in Canada. (Blue Ant Press Release)
 

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Season 2 of The Weather Files: Total Impact premieres Monday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on Cottage Life. (Press Release)
 

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I checked on A Wild Year on Earth, which will premiere on BBC AMERICA on January 24. It looks like Love Nature may have already aired it, but is repeating it at various times starting Monday.
 

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Love Nature announced today the greenlight of Season 2 of Malawi Wildlife Rescue (6 x 60’; HD, 4K & HDR; Icon Films), which will premiere across Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms worldwide in April 2022. (Press Release)
 

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Blue Ant Media Announces Latest Original Slate for Cottage Life, T+E, Love Nature and Smithsonian Channel Canada

Cottage Life
Dr. Savannah: Wild Rose Vet
(working title) (9×30’; HD) Scheduled for Spring 2022
Merchants of the Wild, Season 3 (13×30’; HD) Scheduled for Spring 2022
Mysteries from Above (working title) (10×60’; HD) Scheduled for Spring 2022

T+E
Bathsheba
(2×60’; HD) Scheduled for Fall 2021
Eyewitness: UFO (working title) (8×60’; HD) Scheduled for Summer 2021

Love Nature
Battle of the Alphas
(12×30’; HD) Scheduled for Early 2022

Smithsonian Channel Canada
Treasures from the Maya
(1×60’; HD) Scheduled for Spring 2022

See the press release for program descriptions.
 

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The Canadian broadcast premiere of Pooch Perfect (8×60’) airs Tuesday, February 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Makeful TV, during the channel’s eight-week nationwide free preview event running from February 1 to April 4. (Press Release)
 

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COVID: Race Against the Virus (1×60’) airs Friday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel Canada as part of the channel’s nationwide free preview event running until April 4. (Full Press Release)
 

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How Your Food Works (2×60’) airs Sunday, February 14 and 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on BBC Earth in Canada, during the channel’s nationwide free preview event running until April 4. (Full Press Release)
 

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The world broadcast premiere of Haunted Hospitals airs Wednesday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on T+E in Canada, during the channel’s nationwide free preview event running until May 2. (Press Release)

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HIFI Channel will rebrand to BBC First on March 16 and will offer a nationwide free preview from March 16 – April 16. See this thread for programming available at launch.
 
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