Ovation to Include Such Broadway Channel Programming as “Broadway Profiles” And “Broadway on Tour” for Ovation’s VOD and TVE Channels
NEW YORK AND SANTA MONICA, CA - December 19, 2011 Ovation, the only multi-platform channel dedicated to all forms of artistic expression, has entered into an on- demand programming partnership with The Broadway Channel, which produces and distributes content associated with Broadway and the theater world. The Broadway Channel is providing content to Ovation for its VOD and TVE (Television Everywhere) channels. The announcement was made today by Matt Hege, Vice President of The Broadway Channel and Allison Kingsley, Vice President of Digital Media Operations, Ovation.
“We are very pleased to announce our programming relationship with Ovation as we continue to raise the curtain on Broadway and Theater programming across the country,” said Hege. “This is a great opportunity to extend our digital reach and connect with a theater and art-loving audience.”
“This partnership provides Ovation with the ability to offer new and different content to our VOD and TVE audience,” noted Kingsley. “We are excited to be able to bring our viewers this window into the Broadway world.”
The Broadway Channel programming that will be offered via Ovation’s VOD and TVE channels includes: “Broadway Previews,” “Broadway on Tour,” “Las Vegas Previews,” and the series “Broadway Profiles.” In addition, Ovation will have access to The Broadway Channel’s short-form content, including Tony Awards coverage, Broadway opening nights and ongoing dress rehearsal coverage, as well as “What’s Hot on Broadway,” hosted by Broadway Channel’s Maribel Aber.
Ovation VOD is currently available via Comcast Cable in Chicago, Verizon, DirecTV, DISH, Insight, GCI Cable, Service Electric Cablevision, EPB of Chattanooga and Volcano Vision. Ovation programming is also featured on Comcast XFINITY and Dish TV Everywhere platforms.
About Broadway Channel
The Broadway Channel is a full-service media company that produces and distributes video and television programming. The Broadway Channel family of programming includes Broadway Previews, OFF, Broadway on Tour, West End Previews, Broadway Profiles and What’s Hot on Broadway. The Broadway Channel’s digital network provides daily programming on a dedicated digital channel into Manhattan hotel rooms while including consumer cable in Manhattan and the five boroughs with Time Warner Cable. The Broadway Channel network airs theatrical programming into many media outlets including TIVO, YouTube, Sprint TV, Samsung and Apple’s iTunes, Dishonline, Etisalat International and JetBlue Airways. Total viewership reach is over 70 million worldwide.
Ovation is the only multi-platform network celebrating all forms of artistic expression. Its programming tells the stories of artists, their work, and the powerful impact art has on each of us. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated documentaries, series, films and specials. The network reaches a national audience of 45 million homes and is available on cable systems across the country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish and Verizon FiOS. Ovation is also available in HD and VOD (both in standard and high definition). Ovation extends its linear channel experience for viewers online via its popular website, www.ovationtv.com. In addition to offering contests, trivia, facts and supplemental video online, the network has created an award-winning online community (www.ovationtv.com/community) for everyone from passionate artists to the curious. To date, over 190,000 pieces of original art have been uploaded to the site by members.
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