Ovation is a television network whose stated mission is to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression.
Ovation premiered in 1997 and was re-launched on June 20, 2007 to a national audience with carriage on DIRECTV (Ch. 274) andTime Warner Cable (Ch. 187 SD/HD in most areas). Since then, the network has added carriage on DISH Network (Ch. 245), AT&T U-Verse (Ch. 385), Verizon FiOS (Ch. 188), Comcast/Xfinity, RCN, Charter (selected markets) and other major cable systems across the country (check local listings). The channel currently reaches approximately 50 million subscribers. Ovation launched an HD service in 2010 and is also available on VOD (in both standard- and high-definition) and via TV Everywhere (authentication) through selected providers.
Ovation is a privately held, independent cable network. Ovation's investors include Hubbard Media Group, Corporate Partners II, Arcadia Investment Partners, Perry Capital, and The Weinstein Company.
As of February 2015, approximately 54 million households (46.4% of those with television) receive Ovation