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Ovation TV’s Dashing Detective Murdoch Returns! Season Ten of ‘The Artful Detective’ Premieres Monday, January 9 at 7pm ET

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SANTA MONICA, CA – November 29, 2016 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will debut the 10th season of audience-favorite The Artful Detective this January. Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, The Artful Detective is a one-hour drama series that explores the world of Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. All new episodes will air on Mondays at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, beginning January 9th.
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Ovation TV Celebrates Ten Years of “Battle of the Nutcrackers”

 

Five Ballets to Compete, Including Productions From Berlin State Opera and Semperoper

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SANTA MONICA, CA – November 9, 2016 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will air its 10th annual “Battle of the Nutcrackers” starting December 12. As in years past, this holiday programming event invites viewers to vote for their favorite rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet on Ovation TV’s Facebook page.

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Ovation TV Gains More Charter Viewers with a Move to Spectrum Silver

 

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Santa Monica, CA – November 4, 2016   Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has recently been added to Charter Communications’ Spectrum Silver packaging.  Previously, the channel was offered by Charter in a less broadly-received package.  The carriage expansion began late last month and as it continues Ovation TV will be available on the Spectrum Silver package on Charter systems across the country.

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Ovation TV Serves Up a ‘Versailles’ Marathon For Thanksgiving Weekend

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Riveting Two-Hour Season Finale to Premiere Saturday, November 19

Santa Monica, CA – November 2, 2016   Following the gripping two-hour season finale of the epic costume drama series Versailles on Saturday, November 19th, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will serve up a Thanksgiving weekend feast of all ten episodes for its hungry Francophile viewers.

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Ovation Taps Sol Doten as VP, Content Distribution Marketing

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Santa Monica, CA – November 2, 2016 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has named Sol Doten Vice President, Content Distribution Marketing. Doten reports directly to John Malkin, Executive Vice President of Content Distribution, and is based in the company’s Santa Monica headquarters.

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OVATION TV UNVEILS U.S. PREMIERES OF TWO PICASSO DOCUMENTARIES FROM OLIVIER WIDMAIER PICASSO

Picasso, The Legacy and Picasso: A Museum Reborn to Debut in December

Artist Pablo Picasso using flashlight to begin making light drawing in the air. (Photo by Gjon Mili//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Artist Pablo Picasso using flashlight to begin making light drawing in the air. (Photo by Gjon Mili//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Santa Monica, CA – November 1, 2016   Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will air the U.S. premieres of two one-hour documentaries focusing on the renowned artist Pablo Picasso.  Picasso: A Museum Reborn will debut on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00pm ET and Picasso, The Legacy will premiere on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00pm ET.

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‘VERSAILLES’ HAS A ROYAL DEBUT ON OVATION TV AS THE DRAMA SERIES RANKS AS THE NETWORK’S MOST-WATCHED TELECAST TO DATE

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Ovation TV’s Marketing and Social Media Blitz Yields Big Dividends as Audience Demand for the Series Doubles Before Premiere

Santa Monica, CA – October 7, 2016  After unleashing a marketing juggernaut in support of the October 1 premiere of the extravagant, period drama series Versailles, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, drew its largest audience to date. A total combined audience of 557K* viewers tuned in for the premiere night, and tripled the network’s average prime time audience in the adults 25 to 54 demographic. Viewership for the premiere grew 27% from its lead in movie.

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THE OVATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES A “CALL FOR ENTRIES” IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY innOVATION GRANT AWARDS PROGRAM

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Debbie Allen, Robert Lynch, and California State Senator Ben Allen are Among the Judges for This Year’s Program

Five Grants of $20,000 Each to be Awarded to Model Programs and Projects That Support the Creative Economy

Santa Monica, CA, September 20, 2016 – The Ovation Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ovation TV, is announcing a call for entries in its Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awards Program. This year, the program will focus on model programs and projects that invest in preparing artists for jobs in creative industries. Five grants of $20,000 each will be awarded to the most innovative programs.

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FRANCOPHILES REJOICE! OVATION TV TO AIR ‘VERSAILLES’ SATURDAY NIGHTS THIS FALL

Kicking Off with a Two-Hour Series Premiere, the Acclaimed Drama Series Will Air Every Saturday Beginning October 1

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Santa Monica, CA – August 10, 2016  Coming to the U.S. for the first time, Ovation TV will launch the 10-episode, acclaimed drama series Versailles with a two-hour season premiere on Saturday, October 1.

Set against a backdrop of power, love, betrayal and war, Versailles is a unique take on a defining period of French history. The year is 1667 and King Louis XIV, portrayed by George Blagden (Vikings), is a 28-year-old monarch on the cusp of greatness. A ruthless leader, he will stop at nothing to achieve his vision of creating the most beautiful palace in Europe and seizing absolute control of France and his enemies. (more…)

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OVATION TV ACQUIRES CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES ‘THE TUDORS’

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The Tudors, Debuting August 27, to Serve as a Precursor to Another Epic Costume Drama Premiering on Ovation in October, ‘Versailles’

Santa Monica, CA – July 28, 2016 Ovation TV, America’s premier network for arts and cultural programming, has acquired distribution rights to all four seasons of The Tudors (38 x 60’) from CBS Television Distribution and SHOWTIME®. The Tudors will air on Ovation TV beginning August 27, 2016 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

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