Ovation’s Travel and Mystery AVODs Join DistroTV’s Vast Programming Catalog

Los Angeles, CA: Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, and DistroTV, a streaming over-the-top (OTT) service from video-as-a-service provider DistroScale, today announced an agreement to launch two curated OnDemand channels from Ovation: Journy and Mystery Alley. JOURNY is a travel-entertainment channel at the intersection of travel, art, and culture; Mystery Alley is a channel that celebrates the art of mystery (whodunnit) with a robust international library of masterful thrillers and dramas. DistroTV consumers can now watch JOURNY and Mystery Alley in the service’s OnDemand section: https://www.distro.tv/vod. DistroTV is free to consumers and available via Apple iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.

DistroTV was built to feed the insatiable curiosities, passions and pursuits of globally minded viewers in the US, Canada and UK with a broad range of entertainment, news, sports, film and TV programming in live, linear and video-on-demand formats. The network continues to add more feature films, scripted series, lifestyle, sports news and other premium video content from English language content producers in North American and UK, as well as from a range of cultures and languages from around the world.

“As Ovation continues to build its digital distribution with premium partners, we are excited to team up with DistroTV on JOURNY and Mystery Alley,” stated John Malkin, EVP Content Distribution, Ovation TV. “DistroTV is the largest, independent, free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) platform on the market, and we are pleased to be adding two new OnDemand channels to its diverse set of multicultural, multi-language content from across the globe.”

“At DistroTV, we are committed to increasing our channel diversity as our global audience continues to grow,” said Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, parent company of DistroTV. “We recognize that our audience has a variety of interests and passions and we continue to strive to meet those needs by adding additional relevant content. We are thrilled to welcome Journy and Mystery Alley to our channel lineup.”

JOURNY features award-winning television series and popular shorts focused on immersive experiences and unique storytelling. Designed for the conscientious traveler, its programming centers on world travel, cultural tourism, artistic expression, and global citizenry. Utilizing a network of talented and passionate travel filmmakers, producers and creators, JOURNY brings together the voices and stories that make us connected and human. Some highlights include Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations; Richard Ayoade’s Travel Man; Xploration Awesome Planet with host Philippe Cousteau; David Rocco’s Dolce series; Surfing the Menu; Lee Chan’s World Food Tour; The Voyager with Josh Garcia; DNA Dinners; and Gordon Ramsey’s Great Escape.

Mystery Alley features premium content for fans who crave mystery and crime, with a full catalog of genre films and series. The channel features well-known actors like Matthew Rhys (The Scapegoat), Ben Whishaw, Dominic West, and Romola Garai (The Hour), John Hannah (McCallum), Nicolette Sheridan (Mary Higgins Clark’s Haven’t We Met Before?), Jennifer Finnigan (Shadow Island Mysteries), and more. Titles include multiple seasons of The Fall, Crossing Lines, Murdoch Mysteries, Midsomer Murders, Rebus, The Village, The Blue Rose, Street Legal, Republic of Doyle, Cloudstreet, and Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye; plus multiple Mary Higgins Clark and Shadow Island Mysteries movies.

For more, please visit ovationtv.com and distro.tv.

About DistroTV

DistroTV is a unit of DistroScale, a video-as-a-service platform, founded in 2013. DistroScale provides 3,500-plus media properties and reaches over 250 million monthly unique users with the industry’s most comprehensive video platform, offering infrastructure, content delivery and curation, analytics and a full suite of monetization options. For more information, visit www.distroscale.com.

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 Inside the Actors Studio, Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Luther, Midsomer Murders, Landscape Artist of the Year, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. 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 130 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.

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