Sam Linton (CAN)
Head of Original Content, Canadian Media
Blue Ant Media

As Head of Original Content, Canadian Media for Blue Ant Media, Sam brings over 30 years of production expertise to the media company’s specialty television channels including Cottage Life, T+E, Makeful, Smithsonian Canada and BBC Earth Canada.

In her role, Sam oversees commissioning and production of original series such as Blown Away, Life Below Zero: Canada, Hope For Wildlife, Hotel Paranormal and Landscape Artist of the Year. Sam has written, produced and directed many series and one-offs. 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 will be joining the ‘Let’s Make Ends Meet: Co-Producing with Canada’ session via Skype.