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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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OVATION TV TO PREMIERE ‘MILLENNIALS: GROWING UP IN THE 21st CENTURY,’ A DOCUMENTARY SERIES 15 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Filmmaker Rick Stevenson Creates a Real-Life Boyhood in His Hometown of Seattle

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SANTA MONICA, CA – March 23, 2016  Ovation TV will air the U.S. premiere of Millennials: Growing Up in the 21st Century, a six-part documentary series from filmmaker Rick Stevenson (Expiration Date), on Thursday, May 5 at 7 pm ET.

Millennials is an emotionally raw look into the lives of a diverse group of 22 children as they transition from the innocence of childhood through the turbulence of adolescence and emerge as young adults. Through yearly candid interviews over the course of 15 years, Millennials echoes in real life what the award-winning film Boyhood has done in fiction.

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OVATION NAMES MIKE KIM SVP, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

Kim Joins Ovation from Participant Media and Pivot

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SANTA MONICA, CA – March 15, 2016  Ovation, America’s only multi-platform arts network, has hired Participant Media executive Mike Kim as SVP, Content Distribution. Kim, who will be based in Ovation’s Santa Monica headquarters, reports to John Malkin, EVP, Content Distribution.

Kim will be working with Malkin on maintaining and renewing existing national accounts, as well as securing distribution for the network with non-affiliated national accounts, including TVE, VOD and OTT platforms. He will also be responsible for managing and securing incremental distribution with National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) accounts.

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APRIL ON OVATION TV IS CHOCK FULL OF MYSTERY, MARTINIS AND LOVE FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY

Fan-Favorite Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Comes to Ovation this April, along with a Bond Film Marathon and Royal Tribute to the Queen on her 90th Birthday 

SANTA MONICA, CA – March 2, 2016  This April, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, is hosting an array of films, series and documentaries focused on the art of great storytelling.  Here are the highlights:

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Miss Fisher’s Murder MysteriesPremiering Saturday, April 2 at 8pm ET.

This fan-favorite comes to Ovation for the first time this April and follows sleuth Miss Fisher (Essie Davis) as she sashays through the back streets, jazz clubs and mansions of the 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries will follow Ovation viewers’ favorite The Artful Detective. (more…)

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YOUTUBE STARS TO BE FEATURED IN OVATION TV DOCUMENTARY ‘THE METHOD: KUMA FILMS’

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Ovation TV will premiere the new original documentary The Method: Kuma Films on Friday, March 11 with a look at two brothers who became filmmakers and then internet stars when they launched their Kuma Films YouTube channel, featuring extreme performance videos set to original music.

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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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