Ovation strikes deal for Sky Art’s André Rieu

Rieu, Vrijthof, MaastrichtUS arts network Ovation TV has a struck a licensing deal with Sky Vision for the exclusive US television broadcast rights to Sky Arts’ André Rieu: Welcome To My World.

Violinist André Rieu has sold more than 35 million albums globally, and André Rieu: Welcome to My World follows the popular entertainer from Australia to Argentina via Mexico and Maastricht as he is joined by the members of the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Special guests join André along the way, including Jermaine Jackson, who sings a tribute to his brother Michael, and Trini Lopez.

“André Rieu is a phenomenon in Europe and around the world. We’re looking forward to letting Ovation viewers in on all the excitement,” said Scott Woodward, executive VP of programming at Ovation. “André Rieu causes a sensation everywhere he performs and we think, with the premiere of this documentary, he’s bound to win more fans across the US.”

Gillian Rose, senior vice president of US sales and acquisitions at Sky Vision, said: “This series was such a success when it aired on Sky Arts and we are delighted to be able to bring it to the US so that American audiences can enjoy the music and performance of the multi-talented André Rieu.”