OVATION ACQUIRES ADDITIONAL SEASONS OF "TRAVEL MAN" AND "MIDSOMER MURDERS" IN DEAL WITH ALL3MEDIA
Arts Network Also Acquires Two Seasons of "Gordon's Great Escape"
Los Angeles, CA - November 12, 2019 Ovation, America's only arts network, has acquired the non-exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for select seasons in a multi-title deal with all3media international. The deal is for seasons 7 and 8 of Travel Man (8 x '30, 1 x 60' Christmas special), seasons 7 to 11 of Midsomer Murders (38 x 120'), and two seasons of Gordon's Great Escape (7x60'). The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP Programming and Production, Ovation.
In Travel Man, Richard Ayoade's aim is to get maximum holiday value from the minimum time expended. He's cold, he's calculating, he's ruthless. This is travel without mercy. Joining Richard for season 7 are Eddie Izzard for a trip to Ljubljana; Frank Skinner in Zurich; Jessica Knappett in Ibiza and Morgana Robinson in Milan. Guest travelers joining Richard for season 8 include comedy goddess Dawn French who journeys with Richard to Athens for some ancient history, doughnuts, molecular food, ouzo, and a radical pedicure involving a toothless fish; and Nish Kumar as the pair head to Porto for a tipple or two, a fat sandwich, pastries, confession, and some amazing views of Portugal's second city. Also includes the 96 Hours in Jordan Christmas Special with David Baddiel.
Midsomer Murders is based on the award-winning detective novels by Caroline Graham - blackmail, intrigue, deceit, adultery and murder abound, as the dastardly goings on in the seemingly idyllic county of Midsomer are unraveled by DCI Barnaby (John Nettles).
In Gordon's Great Escape we see chef Gordon Ramsay leave his hectic professional life behind him as he embarks on a pilgrimage for fresh flavors. Having a lifelong love of curry, Ramsay travels to India for the first time. While there he experiences the stunning diversity of its culinary traditions, immersing himself in all aspects of Indian culture, no matter how challenging, unfamiliar or extreme.
Midsomer Murders will start airing this Thursday, November 14th.
Travel Man and Gordon's Great Escape will air in 2020.
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 all3media international
all3media international distributes popular, award-winning TV programmes to over 1,000 broadcasters and media platforms around the world.
The company has been celebrated for producing, marketing and distributing quality, ground-breaking and pioneering shows to global audience - consistently topping the Broadcast and Televisual annual Indies Surveys and we have been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of our growth - twice.
Our catalogue contains over 11,500 hours of content across all genres, with a focus on drama, comedy, factual, entertainment and formats. As well as Britain's top-selling series Midsomer Murders, our lead dramas include National Treasure, The Missing, Clique, Safe House, Indian Summers, Liar and Hinterland. Our contemporary comedy slate features Fleabag and GameFace. Factual, entertainment and format bestsellers include Gogglebox, Undercover Boss, Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, The Gadget Show and The Cube.
As part of the UK's leading multi-label studio we partner with UK and international producers - including our own studios - in developing, financing and delivering content and formats.