Ovation creates new fashion

US arts channel Ovation has acquired a package of programming from fashion-focused producer Videofashion. The deal comprises Videofashion Style, Videofashion Specials: Swim, Videofashion Specials: Bridal, Videofashion Models, The Year in Fashion and Videofashion News, the latter of which will launch this September in time for the New York Fashion Week. In total, the agreement is […]

Ovation crowns Portrait Artist of the Year

US channel Ovation has acquired seasons one and two of Portrait Artist of the Year, an art competition show from the UK. The show, from Storyvault Films and for Sky Arts in the UK, will debut on Ovation on October 18 following a deal with distributor Zodiak Rights. Portrait Artist of the Year challenged shortlisted […]

FremantleMedia hires cable veteran as Buzzr channel chief

FremantleMedia North America’s upcoming game show network Buzzr TV has a general manager. Ron Garfield has been hired as executive VP and GM to oversee the digital multicast network, which launches in 17 markets in the US this summer. It will have a portfolio of more than 40,000 hours of game shows from the FMNA […]

Ovation gets a 60 Minute Makeover

US arts and culture channel Ovation has acquired UK lifestyle series 60 Minute Makeover. The 40x60mins interior design show will debut on the cable net in early March after it bought the series from UK distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment. 60 Minute Makeover is produced by ITV-owned prodco Shiver. In the series a crack team […]

News brief: Ovation buys sound and music series

US cable net Ovation has bought a pair of series from Netherlands-based distributor FCCE. The arts and culture channel has picked up 12x30mins Wall of Sound, a weekly music magazine series featuring news, gossip and music chart news. It has also acquired 12x30mins Film & Stars, a weekly film-based magazine show covering new releases and […]

Ovation, WOWOW enjoy Rossellini’s Green Porno

US cable channel Ovation has acquired documentary Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!, which Japanese pay TV provider WOWOW has come on board to coproduce. Arts-skewed network Ovation will run the doc, which comes from Sundance Productions, exclusively in the US in spring 2015. WOWOW, meanwhile, has come on board as a coproduction partner. The paycaster […]

Ovation’s Young Marvels to debut at MIPCOM

Ovation’s gifted kids series Young Marvels will launch internationally at MIPCOM. US indie Tremendous! Entertainment makes the series for arts and culture cable net Ovation, which gave it its debut this summer. Shine is handling international sales and will launch it at the market. The series follows child prodigies and their families as they balance […]

Ovation embraces Wall of Sound

US arts cable channel Ovation has bought weekly music magazine series Wall of Sound from Netherlands-based international distributor FCCE. The series features news stories, album reviews, exclusive interviews and chart countdowns. Besides heading to Ovation, it has also been picked up by SIC in Portugal, Viacom 18 in India and broadcasters in the Middle East […]

Ovation buys Content’s Royal doc series

US arts cable channel Ovation has returned from MIPTV having secured a programming deal for a British Royal family-themed series from UK-based distributor Content Media Corp. Ovation’s VP of acquisitions and coproductions, Michelle Zajic, told TBI the channel had acquired US debut rights to Content’s six-part Royal family-themed factual series The Royals, which comes from […]

Ovation poaches TV Guide veteran for production role

US arts network Ovation has hired TV Guide Network’s programming boss to become senior VP, programming and production. In the new role, Scott Woodward will oversee all aspects of Ovation’s TV and off-network content, including development, production, VOD and digital operations. Reporting in to Ovation CEO Charles Segars, he will also be in charge of […]