Ovation TV Launching HD Channel in 2010

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Ovation TV Launching HD Channel in 2010
Arts-Focused Network Has Added Subs This Year in Standard Def
by MCN Staff -- Multichannel News, 10/6/2009 12:35:49 PM

Ovation TV, riding some recent standard-definition launches, said it will launch a high-definition simulcast channel next July.

Arts-focused Ovation, which recently ran a programming marathon celebrating Gustavo Dudamel , new conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has been providing HD content on demand to affiliates, network executive VP Ron Garfield said in a release.

"Our decision to launch Ovation TV HD is a natural progression in the evolution of the network," Garfield said. "Our affiliates always comment on how great our content would look in HD. They see it as great addition to their growing HD offerings."

Ovation TV HD will launch in conjunction with the network's annual "American Revolutionaries" programming event airing next July. The network produces its original programming in HD now and said more than 30% of its acquired shows are in native HD.

Ovation TV's standard-definition channel is in 35 million homes, having recently added more than 500,000 subscribers in Portland, Ore. (Comcast); Dayton, Ohio (Time Warner Cable) and the Carolinas and Virginia (Charter).

Charter plans a launch in St. Louis in early November, the network said. The channel is projected to reach 37 million homes by the year's end.
 
Jim S.

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I'm still waiting for Ovation to add content from IMF like they said they would do when they killed it to get its slot on Dish. Meanwhile, they have nothing I care to watch, so it doesn't matter if they go HD.
 
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Meanwhile, they have nothing I care to watch, so it doesn't matter if they go HD.

I can't believe they got this far in the process without checking with Jim S. I guess they'll pack it in now. Idiots! What a waste of time and money!

Might as well lock the thread, too.
 
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Just pointing out their failure to keep their promises, is all.
 

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