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Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Speaker Carlyn Staudt


Carlyn Staudt

General Manager, Love Nature & Head of Commissioning, Global Media

Blue Ant Media

Carlyn Staudt is Blue Ant Media’s General Manager for its premium global wildlife brand, Love Nature, which is a destination for award-winning natural history series and documentaries reaching 485+ million households in over 145 countries. As a member of Blue Ant Media’s senior management team, Carlyn also serves as the Head of Commissioning for the global media company’s streaming and linear channels around the world.

Carlyn’s leadership at Love Nature has her overseeing the strategic direction and operations of the brand globally, with a focus on growing its footprint through FAST/AVOD, pay-tv affiliate sales and strategic content partnerships around the world. Her remit with the brand also includes digital content, programming, marketing and communications. As Head of Commissioning for all of Blue Ant Media’s streaming and linear pay-tv channels in North America and internationally, Carlyn oversees the commissioning and development of each content slate, in partnership with established and up-and-coming producers, and as well as international coproduction partners.

She was formerly EVP, Programming and Development for Love Nature, where she oversaw the global programming strategy of Love Nature’s linear platforms internationally and she commissioned original content to grow the brand’s extensive library of 4K natural history programming. Prior to joining Blue Ant Media, Carlyn held numerous leadership roles at National Geographic. As SVP, Global Programming and Managing Director for National Geographic Channels International’s operations in Washington DC, Carlyn was responsible for spearheading co-production partnerships and global acquisitions across NGCI’s suite of channels. Carlyn also served as Channel Manager for Nat Geo Wild internationally, charged with increasing the network’s footprint and managing all content, both commissioned and acquired.

Speaking on: Super FAST Channel Panel

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