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OVATION SIGNS LINEAR DEAL WITH AMC NETWORKS’ RLJ ENTERTAINMENT FOR MYSTERY SERIES AGATHA CHRISTIE’S PARTNERS IN CRIME
February 20, 2020
Arts Network Also Picks Up Three Seasons of Australian Drama Series A Place to Call Home
Los Angeles, CA: Ovation, America’s only arts network, has acquired the non-exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for two beloved drama series from AMC Networks’ RLJ Entertainment. The first title is Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime (6 x 60’), a British television series based on the short stories of the same name by prolific mystery writer Agatha Christie; the second is Australian drama series A Place to Call Home (33 x 60’). These titles will join Ovation’s new Mystery Mornings block. The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP Programming and Production, Ovation.
Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime: Agatha Christie’s crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain. Starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine.
A Place to Call Home: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. Starring Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst and Brett Climo.
“The art of storytelling is something that Ovation greatly values,” said Woodward. “These two titles will make great additions to the slate of international mystery and drama series that our audience expects from our linear and digital platforms.”
Debra Fisher, SVP, Content Sales & Licensing, AMC Networks, said, “We’re excited to partner with Ovation to offer their viewers these two first-rate dramas.”
A Place to Call Home will begin airing on April 6, 2020.
Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime will air later in 2020.
About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network
As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.
ABOUT AMC NETWORKS
Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for nine consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now; Acorn TV; and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.
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