For 2023’s Pride Month, Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, recognizes LGBTQ artists and artistry across all mediums through week-day morning linear programming and in Celebrating Pride, a curated on-demand lineup in Ovation NOW destination Arthouse. Titles will be available on-demand starting Thursday, June 1st and on linear during the weeks of June 5th and June 12th.
Every week-day morning for two weeks starting on Monday, June 5th at 6am ET, Ovation will air a specially curated lineup of programming celebrating LGBTQ artists and their artistry. Titles include Lil Nas X: Unlikely Cowboy, The Art Of: Drag, and Rebels on Pointe, the 2017 documentary from filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart that reveals the history of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York’s Stonewall riots. The full linear schedule is located here: https://www.ovationtv.com/schedule/
Starting on June 1, the arts network highlights LGBTQ artists who have made a significant impact on the national and international stage, with series and films Celebrating Pride. All titles below will be available during the month of June, free to all, in the Arthouse destination on the Ovation NOW app. The Ovation NOW app is free to download and is available on Roku, Android, Apple TV, and iOS devices.
American Canvas: Host Dave Holmes explores the unique artistic communities of San Francisco, Austin, and Miami in this Ovation Original docuseries.
Artist to Icon – Cher: Very few people become a star. Fewer still achieve iconic status. So just how do they do it? Artist to Icon goes beyond the constraints of the velvet rope to reveal some of the most extraordinary rises to fame the world has ever seen.
Berlin Live – Boy George: Berlin Live presents a diverse mix of some of the world’s most accomplished musicians performing, reading, and storytelling – in short, creating something extraordinary in front of an intimate audience at an exotic club in Berlin.
Celebrity Conversations – Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin, and Ian McKellen: Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life.
Lil Nas X: Unlikely Cowboy: Montero Lamar Hill, also known as Lil Nas X, rose to fame with the release of his country rap single “Old Town Road,” which went viral on social media in 2019 before climbing music charts internationally and becoming the song of the year.
London Live – Rita Ora: Rita Ora performs a collection of great hits in a private performance for this London Live special. The show also includes an exclusive and very entertaining interview with the star herself.
Pop Profiles – Demi Lovato: Demi Lovato’s story is told chronologically through her major hit singles. New interviews with emerging pop acts, music journalists, and record producers add insight into her life.
Rebels on Pointe: Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan.
Speakeasy – Cyndi Lauper & Billy Porter: Cyndi Lauper, the Grammy award winning singer and social activist, sits down with Tony Award winner Billy Porter, star of Kinky Boots, to discuss how not only music, but how Kinky Boots has changed their lives and the importance of self-acceptance.
About OVATION TV America’s Premier 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, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Arts Engines, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 150 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, Charter/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.