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[04/09/18 - 09:52 AM]
U.S. Arts Network Ovation Buys Multi-Genre Package From Banijay Rights Totaling More Than 65 Hours
The high-volume deal sees two seasons of Story Vault Films' "Portrait Artist of the Year" and two seasons of "Landscape Artist of the Year," both originally produced for Sky Arts in the UK, making their US debut.

[09/16/15 - 10:08 AM]
Ovation TV Paints Sundays Colorful with the U.S. Premiere of "Portrait Artist of the Year" Starting October 18
The network will air two seasons of the series in its Sunday "Ovation Spotlight" time slot, Sundays at 12 noon ET.







PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR (OVATION)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/18/15 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (9 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its third season on 10/11/18; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Ovation TV's press release, April 2018) Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has licensed a package of more than 65 hours of programming to Ovation, America's only arts network. The high-volume deal sees two seasons of Story Vault Films' Portrait Artist of the Year and two seasons of Landscape Artist of the Year, both originally produced for Sky Arts in the UK, making their US debut. The long-running competitions, which whittle down the nation's most gifted painters to find the country's most talented portrait and landscape artists, have rated highly in the UK, with Portrait Artist of the Year becoming the most-watched programme ever for Sky Arts, delivering five times the slot average, and Landscape Artist of the Year attracting 60% above the channel's slot average.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Frank Skinner as Host
· Joan Bakewell as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Banijay Rights