Ovation Fact SheetOvation is a network devoted to artists and every kind of artistic expression. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national audience of 48 million homes and is available on cable systems across the country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available in HD and VOD (both in standard and high definition). Ovation extends its linear channel experience for viewers online via its popular website, ovationtv.com . In addition, Ovation is also active in the social media space. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations about the network and the arts: http://Ovtn.tv/fb.
Ovation has also forged partnerships with leading American performing and cultural arts institutions and arts education organizations.
In August 2006 Ovation was acquired by Hubbard Media Group and a group of private investors which includes Arcadia Investment Partners, Corporate Partners II, Perry Capital, and The Weinstein Company.
When it was acquired by the new investors, the network reached approximately 5 million subscribers. Ovation re-launched in June 2007, adding significant additional national carriage on DIRECTV (channel 274) and subsequently on DISH Network (channel 157). Ovation currently reaches over 43 million cable systems in key markets nationwide. The network has distribution agreements in place with most major cable operators.
Original Launch: 1997
Re-Launch: June 20, 2007
Distribution: U.S. national coverage via carriage on cable systems,
satellite and telcos
Satellite: Galaxy 11, Transponder 13
Programming: 24-hour programming
Art-related: Performance, People, Visual Arts, Music, Film
Executives: Ken Solomon, Chairman
Charles Segars, Chief Executive Officer
Chad Gutstein, Chief Operating Officer
Rob Weiss, Chief Creative Officer
Liz Janneman, Executive Vice President, Ad Sales
Brad Samuels, Executive Vice President, Distribution
Headquarters: 2850 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 225
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Advertising Sales: Offices in Santa Monica, CA, and New York, NY
Affiliate Sales: Offices in Los Angeles, CA, and Chicago, IL
Media Contact: Patricia Frith
Patricia Frith Marketing
Tel: 818 876-0480