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Ovation Invites Viewers To "Name Our Segment" On May 31 Sneak Peek Of New Original Series Culture Pop "Art Everywhere Initiative" Also Gives Viewers a Chance to Feature Their Artwork on Ovation

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ovation, America's only arts network, maintains brisk momentum following its recent announcement of over 230 hours of new original programming – representing a 400%+ increase in original programming.  In support of its new tagline "Art Everywhere," and limited edition sneak peak episodes of new original series Culture Pop and The Art Of... Ovation, will launch two key promotions across social and linear channels: "Name Our Segment" and the "Art Everywhere Initiative."

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Both social promotions will be launched during Ovation's sneak peek episode of Culture Pop (Friday, May 31, 8:00 p.m. ET), the network's new arts and culture weekly news show. The "Name Our Segment" promotion will give viewers the chance to name a currently untitled Culture Pop segment on "can't miss" arts and cultural experiences and happenings. Host, Adam Havener, kicks off the promotion with an invitation to viewers to visit Facebook.com/CulturePopTV to submit their best segment title ideas.

"Our viewers and fans produce some of the best creative out there," said Robert Weiss, Ovation's Chief Creative Officer. "So it's fitting for Ovation to invite our 400,000+ followers – and the nation – to submit their best segment names for a chance to put their creative stamp on Culture Pop."

Ovation will also launch its "Art Everywhere Initiative" during the Culture Pop sneak peek. This promotion invites Ovation's viewers and fans to submit their best works of art for the opportunity to be featured on a future episode of Culture Pop, as well as the chance for their work to be featured in part of Ovation's brand creative. Artists are encouraged to visit Facebook.com/OvationTV and upload their best work to the "Art Everywhere" tab.

"Infusing our viewers' creativity into our original series and brand is one of the best ways to make Ovation a true platform for creative expression," Weiss noted. "It's one of the many ways 'Art Everywhere' will manifest itself over the coming months."

The winners of both promotions will be revealed during the official series premiere episode of Culture Pop, airing Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

About Culture Pop
Through interviews, field reports, commentary and user-generated content, the Culture Pop series will showcase the newest events and personalities in every creative field. From music and film, to reports on emerging artists working in genres as varied as photography, architecture and interior design, this show makes art accessible to everyone. Countdowns and top 10 lists compile the week's must-see events and must-know-about artists, providing a cross-cultural primer for a diverse audience with multi-faceted interests and passions. Culture Pop is hosted by Adam Havener and can be found on social media at Facebook.com/CulturePopTV and at twitter.com/CulturePopTV

About Ovation
Ovation is America's only arts network, whose mission is to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation programming is one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national audience of nearly 50 million homes and is available on national cable systems, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation's diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular ovationtv.com, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation brand and the arts: www.facebook.com/OvationTV.

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