OVATION TV’S JOURNY NAMED 2020’S BEST AVOD SERVICE IN “BEST OF THE BEST” AWARDS FROM CYNOPSIS MEDIA
Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, announced today that its AVOD service JOURNY has been awarded 2020’s Best AVOD Service in the “Best of the Best” Awards from Cynopsis Media. The Awards honor excellence in national TV programming, campaigns and more. This year, JOURNY was recognized among a slew of notable services including The Roku Channel and beIN Sports Xtra.
The “serendipity of streaming” is one of the secrets to JOURNY’s long view times and recurring consumers. Pairing celebrity-driven content (Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations; Jared Leto’s Great Wide Open) with under-the-radar discoveries (Lee Chan’s World Food Tour) grab the viewers’ attention and keeps them learning and exploring. Frequent marathons and stunts expose viewers to series they would have never found in a VOD-only format.
Since launching in 2017, JOURNY has become one of the most respected and highly regarded brands in the digital travel category. With more than 200MM screens passed, JOURNY is consistently a “Top 5” network in the travel / culture category on Roku, Xumo, and multiple emerging platforms. Success in 2021 includes bringing JOURNY to more international territories and seeking out breakthrough diversity-powered series from around the globe.
“Thank you so much for this award. It’s very exciting for all of us at JOURNY,” said Will Marks, SVP of Business Development and Digital. “I want to thank my team: Jeff McCrann, Diuliani Ackerman and Mike Rakoff, and everyone at Ovation and JOURNY. And thanks to all the talent on both sides of the camera that have made JOURNY what it is today.”
JOURNY is the only travel-entertainment app at the intersection of travel, art, and culture. Watch award-winning television series and popular shorts focused on immersive experiences and unique storytelling for free. Powered by Ovation and designed for the conscientious traveler, JOURNY’s programming centers on world travel, cultural tourism, 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.
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 TV, 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.