Ovation News & Press

OVATION TV ACQUIRES US PREMIERE RIGHTS TO ISABELLA ROSSELLINI’S GREEN PORNO LIVE!

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Wildly Innovative Documentary Follows the Superstar on the International Tour of Her One Woman Show and Will Premiere on Ovation TV Spring 2015

 SANTA MONICA, CA –December 15, 2014  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired the US premiere rights to a hilarious documentary special that follows international superstar Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her) around the world as she prepares for and performs her one woman show.  Isabella Rossellinis Green Porno Live! is part live performance and part behind the scenes and will debut in the US exclusively on Ovation TV in Spring 2015.

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OVATION HITS DISTRIBUTION MILESTONE IN 2014: 52M HOUSEHOLDS

2014 Primetime Household Ratings are up 32% Year-to-Date Over 2013 dave-blog-template Ovation to Debut Four New and Returning Original Series in Q1 2015  

SANTA MONICA, CA –December 9, 2014  Ovation, America’s only arts network, is wrapping up 2014 on a high note.  The network has hit a distribution milestone, clocking in at just over 52M households, a 23% increase versus December 2013. In addition, year-to-date prime time household ratings are up 32% over 2013[1]. Looking toward 2015, the network also plans to premiere four new and returning original series in the first quarter.

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OVATION DEBUTS SEASON FOUR OF ITS ORIGINAL SERIES THE ART OF JANUARY 7

All New Episodes Feature The Art Of: Vegas, The Beach, Automobiles, Comedy, Drag and Music Airing Wednesday Nights at 10:00 p.m. ET

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SANTA MONICA, CA –December 3, 2014 – Ovation, America’s only arts network, kicks off season four of its popular original series The Art Of on January 7, a weekly half-hour series which focuses on a broad array of alternative and unique art forms.  This season, Ovation travels across the country for a look at eclectic art and artists in Las Vegas, at the beach, cruising the streets, in comedy clubs, behind the scenes at a drag pageant and on location at a music video shoot.  All new episodes premiere Wednesday nights at 10 pm ET, only on Ovation.

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OVATION’S ANNUAL “BATTLE OF THE NUTCRACKERS” EVENT IS BACK ALONG WITH A HOST OF HOLIDAY CLASSICS

     Highlights Include the US Television Premieres of The Nutcracker by Youri Vámos and a new Royal Opera House Ballet in the Battle of the Nutcrackers; Plus Dolly Parton in Unlikely Angel, Ben Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and The Ten Commandments

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SANTA MONICA, CA – November 5, 2014 – Serving up a big helping of artful Holiday fare, Ovation, America’s only arts network, will feature the return of its annual programming event “The Battle of the Nutcrackers,”including the US premieres of The Nutcracker by Youri Vámos and a new production by the Royal Opera House, as well as a host of classic Holiday-season mini series and movies.

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Ovation’s Hit Original Series ‘Song by Song’ Continues Tuesday, December 9th with the Premiere of ‘Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling’

Series Looks at the Meteoric Rise of Electronic Violinist Lindsey Stirling, who Launched Her Career Via Her Own YouTube Channel, Which Now Has Over 5.5 Million Subscribers and 760M Views

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SANTA MONICA, CA – October 30, 2014 – Ovation, America’s only arts network, concludes its new season of the hit original series Song By Song with the premiere of Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling on Tuesday, December 9th at 10PM ET.  The documentary music series will focus on the wildly successful, classically trained electronic violinist, dancer and composer, who has become an internet phenomenon.

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OVATION’S HIT ORIGINAL SERIES SONG BY SONG CONTINUES WITH THE PREMIERE OF SONG BY SONG: BLONDIE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Exclusive Interviews with Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke Plus Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Los Rakas, Betty Who, Miss Guy and Others

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SANTA MONICA, CA – October 14, 2014Ovation, America’s only arts network, continues its new season of the hit original series Song By Song with the premiere of Song by Song: Blondie on Tuesday, November 11th at 10PM ET.  The documentary music series will focus on the iconic band, currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary.

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OVATION ACQUIRES US PREMIERE RIGHTS TO THIS OLD THING FROM ZODIAK RIGHTS

Starring Dawn O’Porter, the Six-Part Series on Updating Vintage Fashion Will

Have its US Debut on Ovation

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MIPCOM: Cannes – October 14, 2014  Ovation, America’s Only Arts Network, has     acquired the US television premiere rights to the six-part series This Old Thing from  Zodiak Rights.  The announcement was made today at the Mipcom conference in Cannes by Scott Woodward, SVP of Programming and Production, Ovation and Janet Robinson, VP Sales and Acquisitions, Zodiak Rights.

Presenting a stylish alternative to disposable fashion, host Dawn O’Porter shows viewers how to look for lost classics in vintage shops, high end boutiques and relatives’ attics to prove that clothes from the past can be clothes of the future with a little imagination and artistic flair.  Along with her expert guests, she explores the history of fashion, revealing key influences on what we wear today.  Dawn also gives viewers practical demonstrations from her Wardrobe Workshop on how to bring tired clothing up to date by customizing, repairing and reinventing old pieces into exciting new outfits.

“This is a gem of a show that works so well with Ovation’s mission of presenting programming that shows art is everywhere,” says Woodward.  “We just loved Dawn’s wonderful, infectious energy and enthusiasm. She’s always ready to take on an obsessive trend chaser or seemingly impossible fashion challenge to show you how you can achieve great individual style.”

This Old Thing originally premiered on Channel 4 in the UK in June and drew 1.4 million viewers for the debut episode.  The series regularly ranked in the top ten tweeted about programs.  The series is produced by RDF Television West and Andrew Anderson is executive producer.

For more information, please visit www.ovationtv.com/news

 

About Ovation

Ovation is America’s only arts network, whose mission is to inspire the world through all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials. Ovation’s signature programming includes The Art Of, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and The Fashion Fund. Ovation reaches a national audience of over 50 million homes and is available on cable, satellite, and telco systems, such as Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Bright House Networks, RCN, and Hawaiian Telcom. Ovation is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation’s diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular ovationtv.com, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Ovation is a cause based-media company and is deeply engaged with the arts both nationally and locally, providing more than $15 million in contributions and in-kind support to community organizations, cultural institutions, and arts education programs. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation brand and the arts: www.facebook.com/OvationTV.

Zodiak Rights

Zodiak Rights is the international distribution and rights exploitation arm of Zodiak Media. The company is a market leader in the worldwide distribution of television and home entertainment programming across all platforms. It also has a fully-fledged merchandising and licensing arm and digital exploitation team.

Zodiak Rights represents a catalogue of over 20,000 hours of high quality content across all genres including kids, drama, comedy, factual and entertainment.

Zodiak Rights award-winning scripted programming includes: Being Human the supernatural hit for BBC Three and Syfy US; Wallander the BAFTA award-winning drama series for BBC One starring Kenneth Branagh; Millennium the ground-breaking box office phenomenon, Braquo the iEmmy awarded hit cop drama, Solsidan the most popular show ever on TV4 in Sweden, and The Returned the #1 original series of all time on Canal+.

Finished programming and format highlights include: global smash hit Wife Swap; Fort Boyard the legendary adventure game show which has celebrated its 25th anniversary; The Secret Millionaire Channel 4’s philanthropic hit; the world’s favourite dance competition So You Think You Can Dance , The Best Singers the new Swedish primetime format; and Location Location Location the UK’s premier property brand.

Children’s programming is distributed by Zodiak Kids, a dedicated arm combining Zodiak Media’s kids activities. For more info please visit www.zodiakkids.com

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For images and more, visit the Ovation press site at www.ovationtv.com/media-room

For more information, contact:

 

Patricia Frith

Patricia Frith Marketing (for Ovation)

Cell:  +1 310 490-2368

Email:  pfmarketing@me.com

 

Alice East

Head of Press, Zodiak Rights

Tel:  +44 207 0134368

M: + 44 (0) 7867971517

Email: alice.east@zodiakrights.com

 

 

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OVATION STUDIOS’ THE ART OF SERIES REACHES INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES IN AUSTRALIA, THAILAND AND KOREA

FremantleMedia International Signs on to Distribute 18 More Episodes of the Series

Featuring The Art Of; Photography, Fashion, Hair, Costume Design and more

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MIPCOM: Cannes – October 14, 2014. Ovation, America’s Only Arts Network, today announced the global sales for The Art Of (13 x 21’), an original series from Ovation’s production arm Ovation Studios. FremantleMedia International has secured the sales, with Foxtel in Australia, Cineplex in Thailand, and Skylife TV in Korea having taken the first series of the show.

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FASHION’S MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS RETURN FOR SEASON TWO OF OVATION’S ORIGINAL SERIES THE FASHION FUND

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Premiering on Ovation on November 5, the Critically Acclaimed Docu-Series Follows the Fashion Industry’s Prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Competition as Ten Promising Designers Vie to be Named the Winner of the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

Santa Monica, CA – October 8, 2014 Following the January break-out debut of The Fashion Fund,
Ovation, America’s only arts network, is announcing that season two will premiere Wednesday,
November 5th at 10 PM ET. Condé Nast Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg, President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), are back along with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund selection committee composed of top-level fashion execu-tives and designers. The committee includes Ken Downing, SVP and Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus; Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, Founders of Rag & Bone; Jenna Lyons, President and Chief Creative Director, J. Crew Group, Inc.; Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, and more. This panel of es-teemed fashion industry judges will determine the recipient of the coveted 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize.

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KEVIN SPACEY’S NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE TO HAVE ITS WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE ON OVATION SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT 8PM ET

Engaging Documentary Film Chronicles Kevin Spacey’s Collaboration with Director Sam Mendes on an Ambitious Stage Production of “Richard III” as it Travels Around the World

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Santa Monica, CA October 1, 2014   Ovation, America’s only arts network, will present the world television premiere of Kevin Spacey’s acclaimed documentary film NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage on Sunday, November 9 at 8 PM ET.  Chronicling the ambitious global tour of Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes’ production of “Richard III,” NOWtakes viewers on the road and backstage as the newly formed Bridge Project Company faces the challenges and triumphs that come with performing in a new country and venue every few weeks.

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