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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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OVATION TV GREENLIGHTS PRODUCTION ON ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY FILM, FORD’S THEATRE: AMERICA’S PLAYHOUSE

Ovation Studios and Peabody Award-Winning 1895 Films to Co-Produce Documentary Set to Premiere April 14 on Ovation TV

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Santa Monica, CA – March 3, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has commenced production on a new, original documentary film that will celebrate the history of Ford’s Theatre as one of the nation’s most iconic cultural institutions.  Fords Theatre: Americas Playhouse is being co-produced by Ovation Studios and 1895 Films and is set to premiere on April 14 at 10 pm ET, only on Ovation TV.

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OVATION TV ACQUIRES US PREMIERE RIGHTS TO 60 MINUTE MAKEOVER FROM ITV GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT

The Hit UK Home Makeover Series to Premiere on Ovation TV March 10


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Santa Monica, CA – February 24, 2015   Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has completed a licensing deal with ITV Global Entertainment for English-language US Premiere rights to the UK hit series 60 Minute Makeover (40 X 60”).  The series will premiere on Ovation TV March 10.

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OVATION TV’S BRAND NEW ORIGINAL SERIES AMERICAN CANVAS PUTS A NEW SPIN ON CULTURAL TOURISM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 10PM ET

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Actor/Comedian/Writer Dave Holmes Takes Viewers on an Insiders Art and Culture Tour of San Francisco, Austin, and Miami Beginning March 11

SANTA MONICA, CA – February 11, 2015  Get ready to discover the artistic and cultural sides of three very different American cities. Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, is debuting a new three-part original series exploring the historic and creative communities unique to San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX and Miami, FL. Hosted by actor/comedian/writer Dave Holmes (MTV, Reno 911), American Canvas will have its world premiere on Wednesday, March 11 at 10pm ET, only on Ovation TV.

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OVATION TV GAINS EXCLUSIVE US BROADCAST RIGHTS TO TWO SERIES FROM INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR FCCE

Wall of Sound and Films & Stars Feature Timely News and Features About the Top Stars in Music and Film

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SANTA MONICA, CA –February 4, 2015   On the heels of the NATPE international programming market, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has closed a licensing deal with international distributor FCCE for exclusive US broadcast rights to two entertainment news series:  Wall of Sound and Films & Stars. The series will premiere this quarter on Ovation TV.

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OVATION TV CELEBRATES JOHNNY CASH’S BIRTHDAY ON FEBRUARY 26 WITH A MARATHON OF DOCUMENTARIES AND FILMS CELEBRATING HIS LEGACY

 

 

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On the 83rd Anniversary of His Birth, Ovation TV will Feature Documentaries on the Legendary Stars Life and Music, and Johnny Cash in Concert at San Quentin

SANTA MONICA, CA –January 27, 2015   On February 26, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will celebrate the life and music of the legendary Johnny Cash on the 83rd anniversary of his birth.  The channel will feature a marathon of insightful documentaries that focus on Cash’s life, his biggest hits, and the making of the iconic album Folsom Prison Blues, as well as the concert film of his history-making performance at San Quentin Prison.  The Johnny Cash Marathon will kick off Thursday, February 26 at 1:00 pm ET and run through the day, only on Ovation TV.

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