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Ovation TV Presents the Basic Cable Premiere of Emmy Award-Winning Series ‘The Borgias’ Starting Saturday, May 27

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Jeremy Irons and Holliday Grainger Star in Acclaimed Series from Neil Jordan

 Los Angeles, CA – April 4, 2017  Following the success of Versailles, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, continues to showcase premium scripted drama series. The network has acquired the basic cable rights to another impressive costume drama: The Borgias. Originally aired on the Showtime network, the series stars Oscar® winner Jeremy Irons in his Golden Globe®-nominated role as Pope Alexander VI, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of the infamous Borgia dynasty, who builds an empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy. All three seasons of The Borgias will air on Ovation TV on Saturdays at 10pm ET, starting Saturday, May 27, 2017.

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Ovation TV Acquires U.S. Premiere Rights to Two Series from Sony Pictures Television: ‘The Halcyon’ and ‘X Company’

Both Set During WWII, The Halcyon will Premiere in Fall 2017, While X Company will Kick Off a Run of Three Seasons Beginning Q1 of 2018

  

MIP TV:  Cannes, France – April 3, 2017 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired U.S. premiere rights to the historical drama series The Halcyon (8 x 60’) and three seasons of X Company (28 x 60’) in a deal with Sony Pictures Television.  The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production, Ovation TV.

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OVATION RECRUITS NATIONAL AND LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS FOR STAND FOR THE ARTS COALITION

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, American Alliance of Museums, Americans for the Arts, Film Independent, Ford’s Theatre Society, and Others Join in Solidarity to Raise Awareness and Support to Save the National Endowment for the Arts

Los Angeles, CA – March 16, 2017 – In response to recent reports regarding the possible defunding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Ovation has recruited the support of several high-profile, non-profit arts organizations and arts leaders for its 2017 STAND FOR THE ARTS campaign to raise awareness, protect access and encourage action on behalf of the arts and culture.  The Coalition includes:  Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, American Alliance of Museums, Americans for the Arts, Arts Action Fund, Arts for LA, Arts Orange County, California Arts Advocates, Californians for the Arts, Film Independent, Ford’s Theatre Society, The LAMP, National Dance Education Organization, National Guild for Community Arts Education, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition, Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, and California State Senator Ben Allen. (more…)

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STATEMENT FROM OVATION TV

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Los Angeles, CA – March 15, 2017: “The decision to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities is a new low point for the current Administration. By ignoring the voices of millions of Americans, and focusing on the ill-informed advice of organizations like The Heritage Foundation, President Trump has taken an ax to one of the best investments the federal government makes year in and year out. Rather than the short-sighted point of view that the arts are a frivolity or a luxury not worthy of federal funding, this Administration fails to recognize the well-documented fact that arts and culture industries generate $22.3 billion in revenue to local, state and federal governments every year, and create 4.13 million full-time jobs, generating $86.68 billion in household income. The arts are also one of America’s biggest exports. So, if the contention is that eliminating the NEA and NEH budgets are somehow going to save the federal government money, then someone needs to check the batteries in their calculator. According to 21st century economists, the arts are a valuable commodity for U.S. consumers, as well as a strong contributor to America’s economic vitality.”

— Liz Janneman, Executive Vice President, Network Strategy, Ovation TV.

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THE OVATION FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS OF FIVE CREATIVE ECONOMY innOVATION GRANT RECIPIENTS AT AWARDS CEREMONY

Minneapolis’ Juxtaposition Arts; New Orleans Video Access Center, Berkeley, CA’s Project H Design; Richmond, VA’s Storefront for Community Design; and Los Angeles’ WriteGirl Are Awarded $20,000 Each for Their Model Creative Economy Programs

Liz Janneman, Ovation; CA State Senator Ben Allen; Omeka Spooner, Kirshell Spooner, Darcy McKinnon and Biliana Grozdanova, New Orleans Video Access Center

Liz Janneman, President of The Ovation Foundation; CA State Senator Ben Allen; Omeka Spooner, Kirshell Spooner, Darcy McKinnon and Biliana Grozdanova, New Orleans Video Access Center

Los Angeles, CA – March 13, 2017 – At an awards ceremony and luncheon held in Downtown Los Angeles Friday, March 10, The Ovation Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ovation TV, acknowledged the winners of its Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awards Program. The program focused on recognizing model workforce development programs and projects that invest in preparing artists for jobs in creative industries.

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Ovation TV Acquires US Premiere Rights to Season Two of “Versailles” from Banijay Rights

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NATPE: Miami, FL – January 17, 2017  Following the resounding success of Versailles Season One, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired U.S. premiere rights to Season Two of the international hit series from Banijay Rights, the international distribution arm of Banijay Group.  A Canal+ Creation Originale, the series is co-produced by Capa Drama, Zodiak Fiction and Incendo.

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Ovation TV and Verizon FiOS Sign Multi-Year Renewal Agreement

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Independent Network Enters its 10th Year with 2016 Ratings, Distribution and Ad Sales Successes Setting the Pace for Future Growth

Los Angeles, CA – January 17, 2017   Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, and Verizon FiOS have signed a multi-year renewal agreement which will continue carriage of the network on Verizon’s Extreme HD and Ultimate HD tiers.  The agreement also includes VOD, TV Everywhere and OTT rights, as well as rights to include select Ovation TV content on the Go90 mobile platform.

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Ovation TV Signs Multi-Year Carriage Renewal Agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative

Santa Monica, CA – December 19, 2016   Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has renewed its distribution agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (“NCTC”).  Under the terms of the agreement, Ovation TV will be available to NCTC’s member cable systems and their millions of subscribers across the US.  The network has been a valued partner of the NCTC and their members since 1996.

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Ovation TV’s Dashing Detective Murdoch Returns! Season Ten of ‘The Artful Detective’ Premieres Monday, January 9 at 7pm ET

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SANTA MONICA, CA – November 29, 2016 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will debut the 10th season of audience-favorite The Artful Detective this January. Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, The Artful Detective is a one-hour drama series that explores the world of Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. All new episodes will air on Mondays at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, beginning January 9th.
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Ovation TV Celebrates Ten Years of “Battle of the Nutcrackers”

 

Five Ballets to Compete, Including Productions From Berlin State Opera and Semperoper

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SANTA MONICA, CA – November 9, 2016 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will air its 10th annual “Battle of the Nutcrackers” starting December 12. As in years past, this holiday programming event invites viewers to vote for their favorite rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet on Ovation TV’s Facebook page.

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