OVATION ACQUIRES US BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RIGHTS TO SEASON TWO OF "RACHEL HUNTER'S TOUR OF BEAUTY"
Distributed Globally by Banijay Rights, the Travel Series will Also Air on Ovation's AVOD Service JOURNY
NATPE: Miami - January 16, 2018 Ovation, America's only arts network, has struck a licensing deal with Banijay Rights for Season Two of the popular travel series Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty (10 X 30'). Under the terms of the agreement, Ovation will gain U.S. cable premiere rights to the series for Ovation TV, as well as digital rights for VOD, Ovation NOW. The announcement was made today by Ovation EVP of Programming Scott Woodward.
"Ovation had a lot of success with the first season of Tour of Beauty so we are especially delighted that we will be able to expand the second season to our JOURNY app, which is all about cultural tourism," said Scott Woodward, EVP, Programming, Ovation. "This season focuses on the Americas and we know our Ovation audience will once again fall in love with Rachel's wonderfully warm and welcoming style and a whole new millennial audience for JOURNY will be introduced to her inspiring discoveries as well."
In Season Two of Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty, International supermodel Rachel Hunter embarks on a search for the secrets to lasting beauty and a complete sense of well-being through The Americas. From the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru to the body-conscious beaches of Miami, from a Rastafari village in the heart of Jamaica to the fashion capital of New York City, she'll explore landscapes as varied and diverse as the people and cultures that inhabit it. With her natural charm and warm sense of humor, Rachel will share her discoveries as she meets with remarkable individuals with fascinating ideas and astonishing health and beauty solutions.
Banijay Rights' Andreas Lemos, VP Acquisitions & Sales - North America said:
"We are thrilled that Tour of Beauty will be returning to Ovation, the perfect home for a ravishing series that sees the radiant Rachel Hunter this time travel across the Americas from Alaska to Peru. We are confident that US audiences will be as enthusiastic about this new series, that again offers a winning mix of cultural take-out, heart-warming human stories and breathtaking locations."
About OVATION... America's Only Arts Network.
Art has the power to inspire us, elevate our thinking, and awaken our senses. As an independent television, production and digital media company, OVATION has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, arts-related specials and documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION salutes innovative storytelling, lives for the art in entertainment, finds beauty in the everyday, and applauds art in unexpected places. OVATION is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on VOD. Through THE OVATION FOUNDATION, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education. You can follow OVATION on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.
About Banijay Rights:
Banijay Rights is the international distribution division of Banijay Group, a leading creator and producer of TV content worldwide. Banijay Rights represents quality, excellence and experience in the business of television and ancillary sales across all platforms. It is one of the world's biggest independent distributors, with a catalogue of more than 20,000 hours of globally best-selling content across all genres including drama, formats, factual, entertainment and theatrical. 50% of the catalogue is third party programming from independent producers and networks throughout the world.