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March 2014

OVATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW NATIONAL ARTS INITIATIVE: STAND FOR THE ARTS

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Stand For The Arts to Enlist Online Advocates for the Creative Community

 

Initial Causes Supported by the Initiative Include National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council and Americans for the Arts Action Fund

WASHINGTON, DC – March 25, 2014 — At the Americans for the Arts Action Fund reception held in Washington, DC last night for participants of Arts Advocacy Day, Sonia Tower, SVP of Corporate Relations for Ovation and President of the Ovation Foundation, announced the launch of a new national initiative called Stand For The Arts. Designed to raise awareness, protect access, and encourage action on behalf of the arts, the initiative is supported through its robust website and online community: www.standforthearts.com.  Also speaking at the event were Robert Lynch, CEO of Americans for the Arts; Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, the Americans for the Arts Action Fund; and Alec Baldwin, actor and arts advocate.

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OVATION BOLSTERS DISTRIBUTION TEAM: Pam Bertino Promoted to SVP, Content Distribution; Anup Thakkar Named Director, Business Development, Content Distribution

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Pam Bertino Promoted to SVP, Content Distribution;

 Anup Thakkar Named Director, Business Development, Content Distribution

Santa Monica, CA – March 18, 2014 – After securing significant distribution gains early in the year, Ovation, America’s only arts network, is taking further steps to grow its content distribution team. Pam Bertino has been promoted to SVP, Content Distribution, and Anup Thakkar has been appointed to the newly created role of Director, Business Development, Content Distribution.

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OVATION PRESENTS THE U.S. PREMIERE OF SUSAN BOYLE: HER SECRET STRUGGLE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 AT 10 P.M. ET

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One Hour Documentary Profiles the Scottish Singer and Her Battle to Overcome Private Challenges During Her First Concert Tour

Santa Monica, CA – March 12, 2014 – On Wednesday, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET, Ovation, America’s only arts network, will present the U.S. television premiere of Susan Boyle: Her Secret Struggle. This all-access, intimate and inspiring documentary travels with Boyle as she embarks upon her first tour and uncovers her battles with Asperger’s Syndrome.

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OVATION ACQUIRES U.S. PREMIERE BROADCAST RIGHTS TO SLATE OF SERIES AND FILMS FROM BBC WORLDWIDE NORTH AMERICA

The Aristocrats, Unfinished Masterpieces, Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Noveau,

A Very British Murder and Treasures of Ancient Egypt are Among the Titles Licensed

for Ovation’s “Morning Canvas” Block

Santa Monica, CA – March 13, 2014 – Ovation, America’s only arts network, has acquired U.S. premiere broadcast rights to several arts-focused series from BBC Worldwide North America Sales and Co-productions. The various series will air in Ovation’s new, daily programming block, “Morning Canvas.”  The announcement was made by Michelle Zajic, VP, Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Ovation.

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