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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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OVATION TV NAMES DAVID WIDERØE SVP, MARKETING AND ON AIR PROMOTIONS

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Ash Steffy Promoted To Vice President, Creative Services and On Air Promotion

Santa Monica, CA – July 27, 2016  Ovation, America’s only arts network, has appointed David Widerøe SVP, Marketing and On Air Promotions. He reports to Liz Janneman, EVP, Network Strategy. In addition, Ash Steffy has been promoted to VP, Creative Services and On Air Promotion from his previous position as Director of Creative Services. He will continue to report to Scott Woodward, EVP, Programming and Production.

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“PARDON OUR FRENCH!” OVATION TV SETS REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAMMING STUNT FOR BASTILLE DAY, JULY 14

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Ovation Gives a Wink and a Nod to French Independence Day with a Day-Long Event Dedicated to French-Themed Programming, Including an Exclusive Sneak Peek and Behind-the-Scenes of its Upcoming Series Versailles

Santa Monica, CA – June 29, 2016  In celebration of Bastille Day, July 14, and the upcoming US premiere of the highly anticipated drama series Versailles, Ovation TV is turning its airwaves French with one swift Voila!  “Pardon Our French!,” Ovation’s day-long programming event, will feature French-themed films, documentaries and exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes footage from Versailles.

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Ovation TV to Debut the Highly-Anticipated Anglo-French Drama Series ‘Versailles’ October 1

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Ovation Releases the First Series Trailer Via a Dedicated Series Website, Which Will Host Extensive Behind-the-Scenes Content, Interviews, Photos, Enter-to-Win Contests and More

Santa Monica, CA – June 2, 2016  After causing a sensation in France and the UK for its addictive and sexy storylines and lavish production values, Versailles, an epic drama series following the rise of King Louis XIV and the Chateau de Versailles as the center of power in 17th century France, will have its U.S. debut on Ovation TV on Saturday, October 1.  For the first time today, Ovation is debuting a sneak peek of the series on its dedicated Versailles website:  www.ovationtv.com/Versailles.

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OVATION TO PREMIERE ‘HANKSY PRESENTS: SURPLUS CANDY’ ACROSS LINEAR, DIGITAL & SOCIAL PLATFORMS ON JUNE 26

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Half-Hour Linear Documentary and Six-Episode Digital Series to Premiere Simultaneously

SANTA MONICA, CA – May 24, 2016 Launching its first-ever multi-platform series, Ovation is announcing the premiere of Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy across multiple Ovation channels on June 26. The half-hour documentary special will premiere on Ovation TV, with the six digital episodes premiering simultaneously on Ovation’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram channels.

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OVATION TV TAPS JEFF PHILLIPS AND LAUREN CONN TO ADAPT ‘THE CHRONICLES OF ARA’ FOR EIGHT-PART SERIES

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SANTA MONICA, CA – April 13, 2016  Ovation has hired the writing duo of Jeff Phillips and Lauren Conn to adapt Joel Eisenberg and Stephen Hillard’s fantasy book series The Chronicles of Ara for an eight-part miniseries.

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OVATION TV TO PREMIERE SEASON TWO OF ‘RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART’ ON MAY 11

Critically-Acclaimed Art Crime and Investigation Series Returns 

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SANTA MONICA, CA – April 6, 2016  After a successful co-production partnership in 2014, Ovation TV and 3DD Productions have reunited for another season of Raiders for the Lost Art. Season Two will debut on Wednesday, May 11 at 10pm ET and will continue the series’ historical tour of some of the world’s greatest art crimes and mysteries. Episodes will air back-to-back each Wednesday night for six weeks.

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OVATION TV ACQUIRES U.S. PREMIERE RIGHTS TO DUO OF PICASSO DOCUMENTARIES FROM TERRANOA

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Picasso, The Legacy, Co-Written by Olivier Widmaier Picasso and Director Hugues Nancy, and Picasso: A Museum Reborn, will Debut on Ovation TV in Q4 ‘16

MIP TV: Cannes, France – April 4, 2016  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired U.S. premiere rights to two documentaries from the International distributor Terranoa.  Picasso, The Legacy (1 x 52’) and Picasso: A Museum Reborn (1 X 52’) will premiere on Ovation TV in Q4 2016. The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production, Ovation TV.

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OVATION TV ACQUIRES U.S. PREMIERE RIGHTS TO INTERNATIONAL HIT MINI-SERIES ‘VERSAILLES’ FROM ZODIAK RIGHTS

America’s Only Arts Network to Raise the Curtain on the Epic Anglo-French Drama Created by Simon Mirren & David Wolstencroft October 1, 2016

MIP: Cannes, France – April 4, 2016  Ovation TV, America’s premier network for arts and cultural programming, has acquired U.S. premiere rights to Versailles (10 x 60’) from Zodiak Rights, part of Banijay Group. A Canal+ original production, the series is co-produced by Capa Drama, Zodiak Fiction and Incendo. Versailles is scheduled to premiere on Ovation TV October 1, 2016.

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