Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired the non-exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for the first season of The Art of Architecture (10 x 60’) from distributor DRG. The brilliant docuseries takes a look at some of the world’s most famous contemporary architects. The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP Programming and Production, Ovation TV.
This stunningly filmed new series explores the work of some of the world’s most famous contemporary architects–from Santiago Calatrava to Sir David Adjaye–and examines how art influences their extraordinary designs. Focusing on one architectural achievement in each episode, this is a towering look at some of our greatest modern buildings and restorations and provides privileged access to projects as diverse as the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, and Battersea Power Station in London.
In Dundee, we see Kengo Kuma’s vision for its new V&A Museum, inspired by cliffs and created as a regenerating force for the city, while in New York we visit two modern masterpieces: Calatrava’s World Trade Centre Transportation Hub, with its winged-bird quality and The Vessel, a giant staircase by Thomas Heatherwick, that has become an immediate must-see attraction in the city.
“This docuseries from DRG is a perfect addition to Ovation’s programming slate,” said Woodward. “This in-depth look at the art and design of some of the world’s most famous contemporary architects will play nicely alongside our travel culture and international content.”
Scott Kirkpatrick, DRG’s SVP North & South America comments: “We are delighted to have concluded this deal with Ovation and I couldn’t think of a better US home for this informative, entertaining, and gorgeously produced series. DRG has a growing catalogue of international, broad-based arts programming, so I hope we can look to share other content and grow our relationship with Ovation over time.”
The Art of Architecture 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.
DRG is an innovative, creative and fast moving business with content at its core. Starting life as a conventional programme distributor in 2007, the company has evolved into a 360-degree content business that today is involved with programme origination and development, financing, talent, production, production services and distribution.
Covering scripted and unscripted content, as well as formats, DRG has built its reputation by working closely with, and investing in, a wide range of internationally recognised production companies, as well as by using its expertise in the domestic and international markets to help incubate promising start-ups. DRG has an extensive catalogue of more than 13,000 hours and 150 formats: the business has taken Doc Martin to more than 100 territories, including 7 international remakes, was a driving force in bringing Scandi Noir to the world and has nurtured The Farm to become one of the world’s most established competitive reality formats, with versions airing in more 50 territories over a 10-year period.
DRG is part of NENT Studios UK, itself part of Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group). Headquartered in Stockholm, NENT Group is a leading international digital entertainment group listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘NENT A’ and ‘NENT B’).
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