Viewers Can Now Binge-Watch Ovation TV’s Top Mystery Series Including Multiple Seasons of Murdoch Mysteries, The Fall, Crossing Lines, The Hour, and Midsomer Murders.
Following the expansion of its rapidly growing FAST (free, ad-supported streaming TV) channel JOURNY, Ovation TV announces the launch of its new FAST channel, Mystery Alley, featuring acclaimed international series and films spanning multiple continents. Mystery Alley is currently available as a FAST channel on Plex, DistroTV, and Freebie.tv, and through the Ovation NOW app on Roku, iOS, Apple TV, Android. More platforms will be announced in the near future.
The Mystery Alley brand originally launched in late 2020 as a Saturday night linear destination on Ovation TV and as an AVOD destination within the Ovation NOW app. As FAST channels continue to gain momentum and popularity with all viewers, CTV and OTT partners will now be able to leverage some of Ovation’s most popular series.
Per Will Marks, SVP of Business Development and Digital, Ovation TV: “We’ve had exponential success in the FAST ecosystem with our travel channel JOURNY. Now, with Mystery Alley, we are pleased to bring even more premium content to our new FAST channel partners and look forward to announcing more soon as we continue to expand our digital footprint.”
Added David Wideroe, SVP of Marketing, Ovation TV: “Mystery Alley has featured some of our most bingeable content ever, and our viewers are true fans who funnel from one series to the next. Our Saturday night linear destination continues to deliver our highest ratings and Mystery Alley is our top-performing category in AVOD, where the average viewer tunes in for more than 120 minutes. With FAST gaining such momentum overall this is a natural evolution.”
Ovation’s viewers appreciate the craft of storytelling and naturally gravitate to the intricate plots, complex characters, visual style, and cliffhangers that comprise the masterful mysteries found on the network. As an exclusive destination for premium mystery and crime series & film, Mystery Alley features 400 hours of intriguing sleuths with an international flair.
Mystery Alley will feature the following series:
The Blue Rose: a contemporary, smart investigative drama from New Zealand in which the lowly back-room office staff join forces to fight for justice in a corrupt corporate world.
The Code: a conspiracy thriller set in the Australian outback that kicks off with a truck accident that causes a political scandal.
Crossing Lines: a special crime unit investigates serialized crimes that cross over European borders to hunt down criminals and bring them to justice.
The Fall: the psychological thriller examines the lives of two hunters — one is a serial killer who preys on victims in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the other is a female detective drafted from the London Metropolitan Police to catch him.
Hooten & The Lady: a British adventure drama series that follows the story of a British Museum curator who teams up with a charismatic, roguish American adventurer in a series of global treasure-hunting escapades.
The Hour: a behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news program.
King: a Canadian police drama about a veteran police officer who gets promoted to head of the Major Crimes Task Force in Toronto after her predecessor has a breakdown on television.
McCallum: from deep within the morgue at St. Patrick’s Hospital in London’s East End, a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories.
Midsomer Murders: based on a crime-novel series, the series follows the efforts to solve crimes that occur in the wealthy, isolated English county of Midsomer.
Murdoch Mysteries: in a series of stories taking place in Toronto during the 1890s and early 1900s, several challenging murder cases arise. Detective Murdoch uses up-and-coming forensics techniques and an unconventional approach.
Rebus: this series follows the exploits of Detective Inspector John Rebus, who solves grisly crimes on the streets of Edinburgh.
Remedy: goes beyond the OR and ER with “upstairs/downstairs” points of view behind the scenes of Toronto’s Bethune General Hospital.
Republic of Doyle: follows a father and son pair of private investigators in the sleepy port city of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Secret State: an industrial accident kills several people and raises questions about the safety procedures of the US petrochemical company involved in the incident.
The Strange Calls: the new night duty desk officer in Coolum Beach finds himself investigating strange truths.
Sue Thomas F.B.Eye: this light-hearted police drama follows a sheltered deaf woman who is about to start her first real job with the FBI.The Village: this epic drama charts the
Featuring recognizable and beloved stars such as Matthew Rhys, Jennifer Finnigan, Angie Everhart, Nastassja Kinski, Ioan Gruffudd, and more, Mystery Alley also boasts an array of films that range from the ghosts of Haunted Hill to the mysterious Shadow Island to the library of esteemed author Mary Higgins Clark.
– Another Life (2001)
– House on Haunted Hill (1959)
– Little Ashes (2008)
– Mary Higgins Clark: All Around the Town (2002)
– Mary Higgins Clark: Lucky Day (2002)
– Mary Higgins Clark: Pretend You Don’t See Her (2002)
– Mary Higgins Clark: You Belong to Me (2002)
– Mary Higgins Clark: The Cradle Will Fall (2004)
– Mary Higgins Clark: Haven’t We Met Before? (2002)
– Mary Higgins Clark: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping (2002)
– Mary Higgins Clark: Try to Remember (2004)
– A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne (2009)
– Night of the Living Dead (1968)
– The Scapegoat (2012)
– The Shadow Island Mysteries: Last Christmas (2010)
– The Shadow Island Mysteries: Wedding For One (2010)
– True Crime: Venus and Mars (2015)
More information can be found here: https://www.ovationtv.com/collections/mystery-alley/.
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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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, 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 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.