SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the launch of Ovation's new Saturday night programming block "The Best You've Never Seen," CulturePOP, a content service powered by Ovation and focusing on bringing art and culture into consumers' everyday lives, has created a new series called "Drinks and a Movie".
Hosted by comedian Melissa McQueen, "Drinks and a Movie" features a quick overview of the current programs airing in Ovation's "The Best You've Never Seen" block followed by a recipe for a similarly themed cocktail. New episodes are debuting today and May 14th for the premiere of Cloudstreet on Ovation, an ambitious mini-series based on the best-selling novel by Tim Winton and set in Western Australia in the 1940s and 50s. Featured themed cocktail recipes include "The Lamb and the Pickle," a nod to the names of the two families depicted in the series, and "The Killer Kangaroo."The "Drinks and a Movie" series will be featured on Ovation and will also be accessible on OvationTV.com and CulturePOP.com. About CulturePOP Launched in August of 2010, CulturePOP ( www.culturepop.com) is Ovation's daily culture content service featuring ways to bring art and culture in peoples' everyday lives. CulturePOP's staff of tastemakers injects culture into viewers lives by curating the best cultural content for consumers, be it a story on where to find custom reclaimed wood-framed sunglasses, how to host the perfect tea party or an interview with an award-winning filmmaker fresh off the festival circuit. CulturePOP has culture, art and entertainment covered! About Ovation Ovation is the only multi-platform network celebrating art, artists and all forms of artistic story-telling. 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 series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national audience of 51 million homes and is available on cable systems across the country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse. 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, Ovation is also active in the social media space. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations about the network and the arts: http://Ovtn.tv/fb SOURCE Ovation