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OVATION TV SNAPS UP US BROADCAST RIGHTS TO DOCUMENTARIES AND SERIES FROM ORANGE SMARTY, RED ARROW AND NORDIC WORLD

SANTA MONICA, CA –July 1, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired US broadcast rights to arts-and-culture-centric documentaries and series from Orange Smarty, Red Arrow and Nordic World. Featuring a wide variety of topics, the programs will debut on Ovation TV this month.

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JOSH GROBAN, KINGS OF LEON, THE FLAMING LIPS, AND PATTI LABELLE GO ON THE RECORD WITH MICK ROCK, AUGUST 2 ON OVATION TV

New Ovation TV Original Series Hosted by Legendary Rock Photographer Mick Rock Features an Intimate Portrait of Each Musical Guest, Followed by a Special Performance

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SANTA MONICA, CA – June 25, 2015  Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Blondie, Queen… there’s one rock ‘n’ roll photographer who has captured iconic images of them all on film:

Mick Rock (aka, “The Man Who Shot the Seventies”).  Today, Mick is as in-demand as ever; photographing legends-in-the-making like Snoop Dog, Daft Punk, The Killers, Cee Lo Green, and the Black Keys, among many others, but this summer, he’ll come out from behind the camera to host his own show:  On the Record with Mick Rock, premiering on Ovation TV Sunday, August 2 at 8 pm ET.

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INTERNATIONAL ART-CRIME RINGS AND EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER EDVARD MUNCH ARE THE SUBJECTS OF TWO CAPTIVATING DOCUMENTARIES ON OVATION TV THIS JULY

Ovation Spotlight” to Feature Stealing History on July 19; Let the Scream Be Heard, Focusing on the Art and Life of Celebrated Painter of The Scream,” Premieres July 26

 

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SANTA MONICA, CA – June 24, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will premiere two intriguing and insightful documentaries in its “Ovation Spotlight”this July.

Stealing History, which explores the mysteries surrounding lost and stolen art and antiquities, premieres Sunday, July 19 at 12 pm ET, and Let the Scream be Heard, which delves into the life and art of expressionist painter Edvard Munch, premieres Sunday, July 26 at 12 pm ET.

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OVATION TV TO BROADCAST THE 2015 ACTORS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SPECIAL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

15 Actors to be Honored for Career Achievement in Film, TV and Theatre

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CULVER CITY, CA — June 15, 2015  The Actors Hall of Fame, which will honor 15 exceptional film, television and theatre actors this year, has partnered with Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, to present the premiere of the 2015 Actors Hall of Fame inductions special on October 10, 2015.  The announcement was made today by Rusty Citron, President of The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation, and Liz Janneman, EVP, Network Strategy, Ovation.

“This will not be a ‘traditional award show.’There are enough of those already!”said Citron. “We wanted to partner with Ovation TV because, as the foremost arts broadcast network, they understand that an actor who has achieved this level of success deserves the respect and honor worthy of their accomplishments.”

The Actors Hall of Fame was established in 2008 to honor career achievements by dramatic artists in film, television and theatre and, in so doing, to generate awareness and resources to restore and support dramatic arts education programs everywhere.

“Ovation has been a supporter of arts education for many years so we were delighted to learn of the Actors Hall of Fame Foundation’s mission to support drama programs across the country,”said Janneman. “Certainly, many of the actors being honored could not have achieved the success they have without the support they received from educators and drama schools. Ovation is pleased to be able to give these actors, and the mission of the Hall of Fame, a national platform for the first time this coming October.”

 

The induction consideration process for this year’s group of Hall of Famers began June 1. The eligibility criteria and voting are managed by The Actors Hall of Fame Board of Electors, which is comprised of dramatic arts educators and artistic directors from universities and theaters around the world who have been invited to participate by the  Actors Hall of Fame Foundation.

 

The actors being inducted into the Hall of Fame and the hosts and guest presenters will be announced soon. This year’s inductees will join over 50 previous inductees, including such accomplished actors as Gene Hackman, Meryl Streep, William H. Macy, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Anthony Hopkins, Robert DeNiro, James Earl Jones, Hal Holbrook and more.

 

 About The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation: The Actors Hall of Fame is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to restore Dramatic Arts Education in Schools. By honoring career achievement by dramatic artists in film, television and theatre we create a sustaining model that generates awareness and resources that are used to restore and support dramatic arts education programs everywhere. To learn more about The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation, visit our website at www.actorshalloffame.org

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OVATION TV GREEN-LIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES FOR THE FALL: ART BREAKERS

 

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New Series Features Powerhouse Art Advisors Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau as They Navigate the High-Stakes World of Art Collecting

 

SANTA MONICA, CA –June 2, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has given the green light to a brand new original series that will take viewers inside the high-stakes, high-priced world of art collecting.  Art Breakers features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk.  Art Breakers is set to premiere October 4 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV.

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OVATION TV SPOTLIGHTS CULINARY GAME-CHANGERS IN ‘THE DA VINCI LIST: CHEFS’ PREMIERING JUNE 7

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The First in a Series of Original Specials, The Da Vinci List: Chefs Features Such Culinary Revolutionaries as Eric Ripert, Jonathan Waxman, Susan Feniger, Wylie Dufresne, Michael Voltaggio, Anita Lo, and More

 

SANTA MONICA, CA – May 18, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, isspotlighting revolutionary artists and creative visionaries who have had a significantimpact in their artistic genre and how their achievements define the trends of today with a new series of specials called The Da Vinci List.  The first of these will focus on the top 10 ground-breaking chefs. The Da Vinci List: Chefs premieres Sunday, June 7 at 8 pm ET.

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OVATION TV ANNOUNCES 2015-16 PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT SLATE AT NY PRESS EVENT

 

Isabella Rossellini, Photographer Mick Rock and Food/Travel Experts The Lee Bros. Discuss Their New Ovation TV Shows

New York –April 23, 2015 At a breakfast presentation held today at New York City’s exclusive CORE: club, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, unveiled its 2015-16 programming and development slate with the help of international superstar Isabella Rossellini, legendary rock ’n’roll photographer Mick Rock, and Southern food and culture experts Matt and Ted Lee (The Lee Bros.), all of whom discussed their roles in upcoming Ovation TV shows. Liz Janneman, EVP of Network Strategy, and Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production hosted the event which took attendees through eight new specials and series for 2015 and four productions currently in development.

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OVATION TV TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUTHERN UNCOVERED WITH THE LEE BROS. SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 8PM ET

 

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Hosted by Southern Food and Travel Experts Matt Lee and Ted Lee, Southern Uncovered Reveals the Unexpected Side of Southern Culture

 SANTA MONICA, CA –April 23, 2015 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, is about to reveal the unexpected side of Southern culture with a brand new original series, Southern Uncovered with the Lee Bros. Hosted by award-winning Southern food and travel experts Matt Lee and Ted Lee, the series will premiere Sunday, June 14 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV.

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OVATION TO PRESENT THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF ISABELLA ROSSELLINI’S GREEN PORNO LIVE! SUNDAY, MAY 17 AT 8PM ET

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Innovative Documentary Follows the Superstar on the International Tour of Her Hilarious One-Woman Show

 

SANTA MONICA, CA – April 8, 2015  She’s known for her roles in such films as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her, and a glamorous career as an international model, but lately Isabella Rossellini has other things on her mind — namely, sex.

On Sunday, May 17, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will take you around the world with the superstar as she prepares for and performs her one-woman show about the mating and sexual habits in the wild kingdom.  Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live! is part live performance, part behind the scenes, and fully entertaining.

“Green Porno started as a little experiment for a two-minute short film,” Ms. Rossellini says.  “I would have never imagined that I would produce almost 40 short films, publish a book, write a monologue with the great Jean-Claude Carriere and perform it in over 40 cities on three continents.”

After making 38 short films in the Green Porno series that delve into the sexual rituals that animals, insects and marine life exhibit in nature, Ms. Rossellini took her comedic spin on the subject to the stage.  Although deemed the world’s most beautiful woman, she is not above sporting a unitard or zany costume to show us how houseflies and earthworms reproduce.

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“The success of our endeavor is also a manifestation of a new interest in the environment, especially among the younger generations.  I chose humor as my expression because many taboos or difficult subject matters such as environmental problems or sex and gender definitions are easier to address if we approach them with humor,” Ms. Rossellini adds. “Besides, I love to laugh. It’s my favorite thing in the world and I am an entertainer.”

In Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!, viewers will follow her to Italy, France, South America, Australia and more to see her prepare for her shows, meet her fans, and work with the technical and logistical issues that each new location presents.

Isabella Rossellini co-wrote Green Porno Live! with Jean-Claude Carriere. The documentary is a production of Sundance Productions with Laura Michalchyshyn executive producing. Jody Shapiro (Burt’s Buzz, How to Start Your Own Country) is directing with Rick Gilbert and Sundance Productions’ Molly O’Keefe producing and Stacey Foster editing. Green Porno Live! is a co-production with Japanese premium pay TV broadcaster WoWoW.

Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live! premieres Sunday, May 17 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV.

 

About Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini is an internationally renowned and multi‐dimensional talent. In the 30 years since starting her career, Isabella has found success as an acclaimed actor, director, animal advocate and model. She has starred in films such as Blue Velvet, Fearless, and Death Becomes Her. Most recently, she won accolades for her series of short films entitled Green Porno in which she shares her passion for activism and love of animals. Isabella, known for her beauty as the face of Lancôme for over 10 years, is now active on both sides of the camera.

 

About Ovation

Ovation TV is America’s only arts network, whose mission is to inspire the world through all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation TV programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials. Ovation TV’s

signature programming includes The Art Of, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and The Fashion Fund. Ovation TV reaches a national audience of over 54 million homes and is available on cable, satellite, and telco systems, such as Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable,

Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Bright House Networks, RCN, and Hawaiian Telcom. Ovation TV is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation TV’s diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular ovationtv.com, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Ovation TV is a cause based-media company and is deeply engaged with the arts both nationally and locally, providing more than $16 million in contributions and in kind support to community organizations, cultural institutions, and arts education programs. See the Ovation TV Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation TV brand and the arts:www.facebook.com/OvationTV.

 

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OVATION TV LAUNCHES MULTI-PLATFORM ARTIST COMMUNITY: OVATION DIGITAL ARTS

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Santa Monica, CA – March 24, 2015  Ovation TV has launched a unique multi-platform artist community that combines talented YouTube creators and the only television network in America dedicated to the arts. In a landscape increasingly crowded by multi-channel networks (MCNs), Ovation Digital Arts sets itself apart by carefully curating exceptional artists and helping them grow their brands and businesses through exposure on Ovation TV and highly personalized audience development support. Digital strategist Stephen Dypiangco oversees the venture as VP, Ovation Digital Arts. The announcement was made today by Charles Segars, CEO, Ovation.

“We are establishing a groundbreaking artist community by linking extremely talented YouTube creators and America’s only 24/7 television network dedicated to the arts,” said Dypiangco. “Targeted distribution and promotion to arts-loving viewers is where we excel, and we will actively spotlight our channel partners on Ovation shows, invite them to host programs, and source their talents for new original programming.”

Ovation Digital Arts’ initial channel partners include accomplished artists in the fields of dance, photography, drawing/animation, painting, music and more.  In addition to these channels, Ovation’s own YouTube channel, Ovation TV, will be managed by Ovation Digital Arts.

“Ovation Digital Arts has taken the MCN model and refined it for the artist community. Unlike the big, clearinghouse MCNs that have to sign tens of thousands of channels and can leave some of their partners feeling forgotten, our creators’community will be highly curated and focused on the artists themselves,”said Segars. “They want other platforms to exhibit upon and reach new fans. We can provide them with our 54 million-subscriber TV network and 30 million VOD homes.”

In addition to backing from Ovation TV’s linear and online platforms, Ovation Digital Arts offers its channel partners expertise in building comprehensive audience development plans and support in pursuing additional revenue streams. This includes assistance in securing distribution via non-YouTube platforms, ad sales/brand integration support, crowd-funding guidance, digital rights management and business affairs services. Ovation Digital Arts can also assist with creating connections to collaborators and production facilities in Los Angeles.

Overseeing day-to-day operations of Ovation Digital Arts is Stephen Dypiangco, who joins the team from YouTube Nation, where he was Channel Manager and established the publishing and optimization processes to help it reach over 2 million subscribers and 54 million views. Before YouTube Nation, Dypiangco was Co-founder and General Manager of National Film Society, where he managed content strategy, programming, production, and marketing as a founding partner of the PBS Digital Studios MCN. During his tenure with National Film Society, he produced over 100 web series episodes. Previously, he worked for Netflix as an Enhanced Content Specialist and produced the Academy Award®-winning short “God of Love.”

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