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OVATION TV KICKS OFF NEW THURSDAY NIGHT DOCUMENTARY BLOCK WITH FILMS FEATURING EDDIE REDMAYNE, IDRIS ELBA, SIR IAN MCKELLEN, RUSSELL BRAND AND MORE

Premiering February 25, Ovation’s Documentary Night Dives into the Works of Frida Kahlo, L.S. Lowry, Jane Austen, Roald Dahl and the Bronte Sisters, and Features Passion Projects from Idris Elba and Russell Brand

Includes U.S. Premiere of Documentary Series ‘Millennials’ on May 5

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Santa Monica, CA – January 26, 2015  Ovation, America’s only arts network, is launching a new, weekly documentary block beginning Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm ET that  feature some of the world’s biggest artists – and the contemporary stars who love them. Featured hosts include Academy Award® winner and recent nominee Eddie Redmayne, Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba, multi-award winning actor Sir Ian McKellen, controversial comedian and actor Russell Brand, and more.

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HOLLYWOOD’S A-LIST HEADS TO OVATION TV FOR NO-HOLDS-BARRED INTERVIEW SHOW, ‘LOS ANGELES TIMES’ THE ENVELOPE’

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Premiering January 17, Los Angeles Times’ The Envelope will Include Candid Conversations with Cate Blanchett, Michael Caine, Lily Tomlin, Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Isabella Rossellini, Mark Ruffalo, Joan Allen, Sylvester Stallone, Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino & more

Santa Monica, CA – December 1, 2015  Pull up a chair as Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, offers up off-the-cuff discussions with today’s top Hollywood talent with the premiere of Los Angeles Times’ The Envelope, a five-part series featuring the year’s most-prolific film actors and directors, on Sunday, January 17 at 8:30pm ET.

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OVATION APPOINTS JOHN MALKIN EVP OF CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

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Santa Monica, CA — November 18, 2015   As Ovation looks to digital platforms to expand its reach, the network is announcing the appointment of John Malkin to EVP of Content Distribution. Malkin is responsible for leading the network’s distribution efforts across all platforms.  He reports to Ovation CEO Charles Segars.

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THE OVATION FOUNDATION, THE PRESIDENT’S COMMITTEE ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES AND AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENTS OF THE innOVATION STEAM GRANT AWARDS PROGRAM

Eight Schools with Model STEAM Programs Received $80,000 in Grants

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WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 03: The Ovation Foundation, Americans For The Arts and The President’s Committee On The Arts and The Humanities Present Eight Schools with Model STEAM Programs with innOVATION Grants on November 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Ovation Foundation)

Washington D.C., November 4, 2015 – The Ovation Foundation, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), and Americans for the Arts (AFTA), in cooperation with the Congressional STEAM Caucus, recognized eight schools, recipients of the innOVATION STEAM Grant Awards, at a ceremony and reception held last night at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. The innOVATION STEAM Grant Awards acknowledged public K-12 model STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of integrating the arts into educational curriculum.

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OVATION PARTNERS WITH KIN COMMUNITY TO CREATE MULTI-PLATFORM HOLIDAY SPECIAL

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Holiday Entertaining with Kin Community Special to Premiere across TV, Digital, OTT and Social Platforms on November 18

TV Special to Have its US Television Premiere on Ovation TV and Canadian Premiere on W Network

Santa Monica, CA – October 28, 2015  Forging an agreement that will include cross-platform content, advertising and distribution opportunities, Ovation, America’s only arts network, has partnered with Kin Community, an online community of lifestyle creators from around the world, to create Holiday Entertaining with Kin Community.

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OVATION SIGNS DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH JOEL EISENBERG AND STEVE HILLARD FOR ‘THE CHRONICLES OF ARA’ FANTASY NOVELS

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LOS ANGELES, CA — October 23, 2015  In a rare instance of an independent, print-on-demand novel series signed straight to network, Ovation, America’s only arts network, has inked Joel Eisenberg and Steve Hillard, creators of the eight-volume fantasy saga The Chronicles of Ara, to a comprehensive development deal. The structure of the deal encompasses an 8-hour miniseries based on the first two novels, Creation and Perdition, with an option to exploit the remaining books for a possible ongoing series and further spin-offs.

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OVATION TV’S VIEWER-FAVORITE “BATTLE OF THE NUTCRACKERS” RETURNS WITH WORLD-CLASS PRODUCTIONS OF THE HOLIDAY CLASSIC BALLET

Highlights Include the US Television Premieres of Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by the Dutch National Ballet and Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev

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SANTA MONICA, CA – October 21, 2015 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will kick off the holiday season with the return of the perennial viewer-favorite “The Battle of the Nutcrackers” on November 28. In its 9th year, this holiday programming event invites viewers to vote for their favorite rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet on Ovation’s Facebook page.

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OVATION LAUNCHES NEW CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE FOR ARTISTS: CREATIVE STUDIO

will.i.am is Among the Diverse Group of Creators Featured on the New Crowdfunding Platform Launching Today

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Santa Monica, CA – October 19, 2015  In a move designed to discover and support talented creators, Ovation, America’s only arts network, has launched Creative Studio, a crowdfunding initiative for artists, in partnership with RocketHub, a leading crowdfunding technology platform.  Creative Studio is initially featuring 50+ projects for potential funding, including a project from will.i.am’s i.am.angel Foundation.  The announcement was made today by Liz Janneman, EVP, Network Strategy, Ovation.

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OVATION TV PARTNERS WITH 3DD PRODUCTIONS FOR SEASON TWO OF ‘RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART’

Co-Production Focusing on Art Crimes and Investigations to Premiere in the U.S. on Ovation TV in Early 2016

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Cannes, France – October 6, 2015   After a successful co-production partnership last year, Ovation TV and 3DD Productions have reunited for another season of Raiders for the Lost Art. Season Two (12 X 30’) will continue the series’ historical tour of some of the world’s greatest art crimes and mysteries.  The new season will have its U.S. premiere in early 2016.  The anouncement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP, Programming and Production, Ovation TV.

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OVATION TV ACQUIRES U.S. PREMIERE RIGHTS TO ‘RACHEL HUNTER’S TOUR OF BEAUTY’ FROM ZODIAK RIGHTS

Americas Only Arts and Culture Network to Premiere New Series From Imagination Television in Early 2016

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MIPCOM: Cannes, France – October 6, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s premier network for arts and cultural programming, has acquired U.S. premiere rights to Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty (13 x 30’) from Zodiak Rights.  The series produced by Imagination Television, follows international supermodel Rachel Hunter on a global odyssey to discover the indigenous beauty secrets of diverse cultures. The announcement was made today by Lori Hall, VP of Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions, Ovation TV, and Andreas Lemos, VP of Sales, Acquisitions and Co-productions, Zodiak Rights.

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