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October 2015

OVATION PARTNERS WITH KIN COMMUNITY TO CREATE MULTI-PLATFORM HOLIDAY SPECIAL

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Holiday Entertaining with Kin Community Special to Premiere across TV, Digital, OTT and Social Platforms on November 18

TV Special to Have its US Television Premiere on Ovation TV and Canadian Premiere on W Network

Santa Monica, CA – October 28, 2015  Forging an agreement that will include cross-platform content, advertising and distribution opportunities, Ovation, America’s only arts network, has partnered with Kin Community, an online community of lifestyle creators from around the world, to create Holiday Entertaining with Kin Community.

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OVATION SIGNS DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH JOEL EISENBERG AND STEVE HILLARD FOR ‘THE CHRONICLES OF ARA’ FANTASY NOVELS

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LOS ANGELES, CA — October 23, 2015  In a rare instance of an independent, print-on-demand novel series signed straight to network, Ovation, America’s only arts network, has inked Joel Eisenberg and Steve Hillard, creators of the eight-volume fantasy saga The Chronicles of Ara, to a comprehensive development deal. The structure of the deal encompasses an 8-hour miniseries based on the first two novels, Creation and Perdition, with an option to exploit the remaining books for a possible ongoing series and further spin-offs.

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OVATION TV’S VIEWER-FAVORITE “BATTLE OF THE NUTCRACKERS” RETURNS WITH WORLD-CLASS PRODUCTIONS OF THE HOLIDAY CLASSIC BALLET

Highlights Include the US Television Premieres of Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by the Dutch National Ballet and Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev

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SANTA MONICA, CA – October 21, 2015 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will kick off the holiday season with the return of the perennial viewer-favorite “The Battle of the Nutcrackers” on November 28. In its 9th year, this holiday programming event invites viewers to vote for their favorite rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet on Ovation’s Facebook page.

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OVATION LAUNCHES NEW CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE FOR ARTISTS: CREATIVE STUDIO

will.i.am is Among the Diverse Group of Creators Featured on the New Crowdfunding Platform Launching Today

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Santa Monica, CA – October 19, 2015  In a move designed to discover and support talented creators, Ovation, America’s only arts network, has launched Creative Studio, a crowdfunding initiative for artists, in partnership with RocketHub, a leading crowdfunding technology platform.  Creative Studio is initially featuring 50+ projects for potential funding, including a project from will.i.am’s i.am.angel Foundation.  The announcement was made today by Liz Janneman, EVP, Network Strategy, Ovation.

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OVATION TV PARTNERS WITH 3DD PRODUCTIONS FOR SEASON TWO OF ‘RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART’

Co-Production Focusing on Art Crimes and Investigations to Premiere in the U.S. on Ovation TV in Early 2016

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Cannes, France – October 6, 2015   After a successful co-production partnership last year, Ovation TV and 3DD Productions have reunited for another season of Raiders for the Lost Art. Season Two (12 X 30’) will continue the series’ historical tour of some of the world’s greatest art crimes and mysteries.  The new season will have its U.S. premiere in early 2016.  The anouncement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP, Programming and Production, Ovation TV.

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OVATION TV ACQUIRES U.S. PREMIERE RIGHTS TO ‘RACHEL HUNTER’S TOUR OF BEAUTY’ FROM ZODIAK RIGHTS

Americas Only Arts and Culture Network to Premiere New Series From Imagination Television in Early 2016

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MIPCOM: Cannes, France – October 6, 2015  Ovation TV, America’s premier network for arts and cultural programming, has acquired U.S. premiere rights to Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty (13 x 30’) from Zodiak Rights.  The series produced by Imagination Television, follows international supermodel Rachel Hunter on a global odyssey to discover the indigenous beauty secrets of diverse cultures. The announcement was made today by Lori Hall, VP of Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions, Ovation TV, and Andreas Lemos, VP of Sales, Acquisitions and Co-productions, Zodiak Rights.

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OVATION TV ACQUIRES U.S. PREMIERE RIGHTS TO ‘ON THE ROAD WITH WILL.I.AM’ and ‘REINVENTING THE ROYALS’ FROM ENDEMOL SHINE INTERNATIONAL

 

 

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Santa Monica, CA – October 1, 2015 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired U.S. premiere rights to On the Road with Will.i.am and Reinventing the Royals from Endemol Shine International. On the Road with Will.i.am is a one-hour, all-access documentary special that follows singer and performer Will.i.am during his solo world tour and is set to premiere on Wednesday, October 7. Reinventing the Royals, a two-part series about the 20-year battle between the monarchy and the media, will debut on Ovation TV in January 2016.

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