Time Warner Cable and Ovation today announced they reached an agreement to bring Ovation back to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers’ lineups on January 1, 2014. Under the new agreement, the network has committed to deliver 200 more hours of original programming dedicated to the arts in the next year. By 2015, Ovation has committed to carry 250 hours per year of new and original programming growing to 300 hours for each subsequent year of the term.
Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks had dropped Ovation from its lineup on January 1 of this year citing the network’s small amount of original arts programming. Since then, Ovation has significantly increased its original programming, including high-profile series such as A Young Doctor’s Notebook, starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe, and committed to substantial growth in the future. The company has also launched an in-house production unit, Ovation Studios.
”We’re pleased to reach an agreement with Ovation that will deliver a much better value for our customers,” said Melinda Witmer, Executive Vice President, Chief Video and Content Officer for Time Warner Cable. “Time Warner Cable has a responsibility to select unique, valuable and compelling options for our customers, and Ovation’s recommitment to its mission as an arts channel strengthens and differentiates their programming. We always look for opportunities to work with networks to enhance our diverse channel lineup.”
“After losing carriage on TWC, we never stopped listening to what they had to say, and responded to it. Our new ‘Art Everywhere’ branding is a reflection of that. We were intent on restoring Time Warner Cable's belief in Ovation. Consumers demand that the arts belong on TV and Ovation has shown that the arts can encompass many things – from theater, film and music to graffiti, fashion and tattooing,” said Chad Gutstein, Chief Operating Officer for Ovation. “We have committed to presenting over 750 hours of original arts programming over the next several years and are thrilled that TWC has responded by reaffirming their support of the arts and Ovation.”
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV