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September 2015

OVATION TV ACQUIRES U.S. PREMIERE RIGHTS TO IDRIS ELBA’S ‘MANDELA, MY DAD AND ME’ FROM CONTENT TELEVISION

 

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Santa Monica, CA – September 29, 2015 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired U.S. linear premiere rights to Mandela, My Dad and Me from Content Television. The one-hour documentary special by Idris Elba is set to premiere on Ovation TV on February 11, 2016.
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OVATION TV PAINTS SUNDAYS COLORFUL WITH THE U.S. PREMIERE OF ‘PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR’ STARTING OCTOBER 18

 

Popular UK Series Features Talented Artists at Work as They Paint Portraits of Such Actors and Authors as Hilary Mantel, John Hannah, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Julian Fellowes, Alan Cumming, Sir Ian McKellen and More

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SANTA MONICA, CA September 16, 2015  The paint will be flying and the pressure is on as talented artists from across the UK and Ireland vie to become Portrait Artist of the Year in the hit British competition series premiering in the US for the first time on Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, on Sunday, October 18. The network will air two seasons of the series in its Sunday “Ovation Spotlight” time slot, Sundays at 12 noon ET.

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OVATION TV STOCKS UP ON ARTFUL DOCS FROM TVF INTERNATIONAL

Americas Only Arts Network Secures U.S. Premiere Rights to Documentaries About Vivaldi, Roald Dahl, the Brontë Sisters, René Magritte, L.S. Lowry, Jane Austen and Frida Kahlo, as well as War Art with Eddie Redmayne

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Santa Monica – September 16, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has wrapped up a licensing deal with London-based distributor TVF International for U.S. premiere rights to a package of eight arts-themed documentaries hosted by well-known actors and musicians, including keyboardist Rick Wakeman (Yes), actor Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl, Theory of Everything, Marilyn), and actor Sir Ian McKellan  (Mr. Holmes, Lord of the Rings). The specials will premiere in a new prime time documentary block in early 2016.  The announcement was made today by Lori Hall, VP of Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions, Ovation TV.

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OVATION TV TAPS WILLIAM MARKS AS VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Will Marks,VP Business Development, Ovation

Santa Monica, CA – September 15, 2015  Ovation, America’s only arts network, has appointed William Marks as VP, Business Development.  In his new role, Marks will lead all new business development, strategy, and partnership opportunities for the network. He reports to Charles Segars, CEO, Ovation.

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Ovation TV Promotes Lori Hall to Vice President, Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions

Lori Hall

Santa Monica, CA – September 9, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has promoted Lori Hall to Vice President, Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions. Hall, who has headed program scheduling for the network since joining the company in 2011, adds program acquisitions to her responsibilities with this promotion.  She will continue to report to Scott Woodward, EVP, Programming and Productions, Ovation TV.

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