or


[06/01/05 - 12:00 AM]
The Tribe Has Spoken: Oln Lands Survivor - the Biggest Reality Show of All Time

[via press release from Outdoor Life Network]

The Tribe Has Spoken: OLN Lands Survivor - The Biggest Reality Show Of All Time

Network Secures Exclusive Syndication Rights to Seasons I Through X

STAMFORD, Conn., June 1 -- In the network's biggest acquisition to date, OLN(R) today announced that it has acquired exclusive syndication rights to air seasons I through X of Mark Burnett's and CBS' signature, blockbuster, reality series Survivor. This will be the first time most of these episodes have been seen on television since their original airing. The network plans to debut the first season on July 24, after Lance Armstrong's final ride in the 2005 Tour de France.

"OLN's mission is to captivate viewers with content that feeds their need for thrills, challenges and the drama of competition, adventure and achievement in the outdoors," said Gavin Harvey, President of OLN. "Survivor covers all of those areas. What better show to bring to OLN, than one that is all about surviving and competing in the great outdoors?"

"Survivor is in good company on OLN, especially with the premiere following the epic conclusion of Lance Armstrong's final Tour de France," said Mark Burnett, Executive Producer of Survivor. "I'm excited Survivor fans are going to be able to revisit their favorite moments from past seasons. It's a fantastic growth opportunity for OLN and a great partnership for us."

The deal, secured through King World, includes the rights to 10 seasons and more than 160 episodes of the series, as well as options for the next two seasons. Viewers will be able to relive all of the scheming and the physical challenges, the tension-filled Tribal Councils, and the most exciting moments from Survivor history. Who could forget Susan Hawk's tirade and the bare-all Richard Hatch in Season I? John Dalton lying about his grandmother's death and Rupert Boneham stealing from the opposing team in Survivor: Pearl Islands? Jenna Morasca and Heidi Strobel stripping for chocolate and peanut butter in Survivor: Amazon? And, of course, Rob Mariano proposing to Amber Brkich on the live reunion show of Survivor: All-Stars?

OLN will not only present each season in its entirety, but also package the programs according to various themes like 'Most Villainous Characters' and 'Biggest Twists.' The network will also use Survivor as a platform to introduce OLN's new generation of original series.

"This show presents a huge opportunity for our network," said Marc Fein, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production. "Since 2000 each season of Survivor has ranked among the top five shows of that season and averaged more than 20 million viewers. Research speaks to the show's continuing strength and the compatibility between our audience and that of Survivor. The built-in fan base will bring new viewers to OLN, exposing them to all of the other great programming we have to offer."

"Survivor is the reality series that spawned a whole new television genre," said Harvey. "It is a prized acquisition and a perfect fit for OLN."

OLN is the leader in outdoor adventure and action sports television. Now in more than 63 million homes, OLN is the home of best-in-class events like The Tour de France, The Gravity Games, Professional Bull Riders (PBR), USSA Skiing and the Boston Marathon. The Network offers exclusive programming in four primary areas: Outdoor Adventure, Action Sports, Field Sports and Bulls & Rodeo. OLN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the continental United States and Hawaii.

SOURCE OLN





  [june 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SURVIVOR (CBS)









[05/27/15 - 10:59 AM]
Revised: New Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Dates For "June Weddings"
Now look for "Perfect Match" on Saturday, June 20; "A Country Wedding" on Sunday, June 21; and "Love, Again" on Saturday, June 27.

[05/27/15 - 10:11 AM]
From Bulls to Burgers and the "Men in Blazers" Esquire Network Announces Sizzling Summer Line-Up
Newcomers include "The Agent" on Tuesday, July 21 and "The Next Great Burger" on Wednesday, July 22.

[05/27/15 - 10:07 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Seven of "Ink Master" And Creates Spin-Off Series "Ink Master: Redemption"
The network will launch the newest installment of "Ink Master" - season six - on Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/27/15 - 10:03 AM]
Destination America Brings More Action to the Ring Acquiring the Rights to Ring of Honor's Weekly Television Programming
The series will air Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c, leading into "Impact Wrestling" at 9:00/8:00c, beginning June 3.

[05/27/15 - 10:00 AM]
TV One's Black Music Month Kicks Off with a New Season of "Unsung" Premiering Wednesday, June 3 at 8PM/ET
In a special episode, "Unsung Revisited," viewers will receive an update on artists, including Full Force, Zapp & Roger, Sylvester, and Miki Howard, who following their features on the series, have experienced profound changes to their lives and legacy.

[05/27/15 - 08:58 AM]
"Talent" and "I Can Do That" Are #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Every Key Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 26.

[05/27/15 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Returns on Top for NBC
The Peacock leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/27/15 - 08:33 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Examines the Real Stories Behind Visionary Innovators and Their World-Changing Ideas - "My Million Dollar Invention"
The eight-part series launches Sunday, June 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[05/27/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "500 Questions" Earns Its 2nd-Best Adult 18-49 Rating
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 26.

[05/27/15 - 08:28 AM]
John Michael Higgins and Paula Marshall to Guest Star in ABC Family's Peabody Award-Winning Series "Switched at Birth"
They're set as the parents of Daphne's boyfriend, Mingo.

[05/27/15 - 08:26 AM]
Comedy Central's New Historical and Satirical Series "Another Period" Premieres June 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome co-star in the newcomer, which they also co-created.

[05/27/15 - 07:31 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Brings Audiences Back to the Kalahari Desert with a Decidely "Downton" Twist in Two 90 Minute Specials, "Meerkat Manor: The Monarchy Begins" and "Meerkat Manor: The Monarchy Under Attack"
The specials feature entirely new narration inspired by ITV (UK) and PBS' smash-hit British period drama, packaged with reversioned footage from the series' first two seasons.

[05/27/15 - 07:28 AM]
New Additions to the Season Seven Cast of "Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out" Feature Hot Comedic Talent and Social Media All-Stars
DC Young Fly, Matt Rife, Darren Brand, Aarona Lopez, TattooManPaige and Hunter Stiebel are among the new additions.

[05/27/15 - 07:09 AM]
BBC America's "Doctor Who" Set for Hall H Panel at Comic-Con
Capaldi's first season delivered BBC America its highest rated season ever and is available now on all digital platforms.

[05/27/15 - 06:57 AM]
"Over My Dead Body" with Linda Hamilton Adds Edge-of-Your-Seat Action to Investigation Discovery's June Programming Slate
Said effort is an adrenaline-fueled, 12-episode docu-series premiering Monday, June 15 at 10:00/9:00c and 10:30/9:30c.