Ovation Digital Arts Provides Two Talented YouTube Artists With A Launchpad To Television Via Ovation TV

Kuma Films Documentary is Set to Premiere This Fall on Ovation TV, and David Poland Debuts "Celebrity Conversations" Specials in July

Jul 21, 2015, 15:15 ET from Ovation TV

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its launch last March, Ovation Digital Arts, the multi-platform artist community that combines talented YouTube creators and America's only arts network, Ovation TV, has already created cross-platform opportunities for two channels: Kuma Films and David Poland.  Both YouTube creators will have specials airing on Ovation TV's linear and VOD platforms.

"Ovation Digital Arts is committed to developing distribution and monetization opportunities for creators," said Stephen Dypiangco, VP, Ovation Digital Arts. "We're delighted with the talented artists joining our community, and we are particularly excited to announce the television specials with Kuma Films and David Poland.  Kuma Films' striking videos showcase human artistry in an exceptional way, and David's unique approach to the celebrity interview has been a YouTube favorite for some time. We look forward to introducing even more viewers to their incredible work."

Ovation TV will feature Kuma Films' popular performance videos, as well as new segments with the filmmakers in an original TV documentary special that explores their spectacular work and creative process. The special is slated to premiere in the fall on Ovation TV and VOD.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to expand our audience and reach new fans," said Todd Robins, co-founder, Kuma Films. "We're very excited to be working with Ovation Digital Arts on this project and to expand our brand from YouTube to television."

Working with David Poland, Ovation TV has developed a series of specials called Celebrity Conversations, based on his star-studded YouTube channel DP/30: The Oral History of Hollywood. Featuring David's off-the-cuff interview style, Celebrity Conversations upcoming specials will spotlight actor Jake Gyllenhal and director Antoine Fuqua beginning Wednesday, July 22 on Ovation TV.  More specials are in the works and will premiere throughout the year and will also be available on VOD.

Ovation Digital Arts partners include Gabriel Valenciano, whose videos inspired Beyonce's performance in her "7/11" music video; Ted Forbes' popular The Art of Photography channel; and The Art of Aaron Blaise, former Disney animator and Oscar®-nominated filmmaker. Additional YouTube channel partners include Cobus Potgeiter, Samurai Guitarist, Temperate Sage, Bevani Flute, Mind of Watercolor, Jazz Guitar Lessons, Markus Fussell Art, Snake Artist, Snapchick, Matt Day Photo, Nigel McGill, The Portrait Art and Circle Line Art School.

"Ovation has a compelling group of talented artists and creators producing meaningful content every day," continued Dypiangco. "Rooted in the arts, Ovation is committed to investing in these creators through a variety of funding, programming and distribution deals meant to complement and extend their successful efforts to television and support them as artists."

About Ovation Digital Arts

In addition to backing from Ovation TV's linear and online platforms, Ovation Digital Arts offers its channel partners expertise in building comprehensive audience development plans and support in pursuing additional revenue streams. This includes assistance in securing distribution via non-YouTube platforms, ad sales/brand integration support, crowd-funding guidance, digital rights management and business affairs services. Ovation Digital Arts can also assist with creating connections to collaborators and production facilities in Los Angeles. For more on our artists, visit OvationDigitalArts.com

About Ovation TV

Ovation is an independent television and digital media company dedicated to celebrating and supporting all forms of arts and culture. Ovation TV, selectively curates and airs arts-related series, specials, documentaries and films.  We also offer viewers an exciting line up of Ovation original productions. Ovation TV is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Charter Communications, Bright House Networks, and many other smaller providers  and is offered in both standard and high definition, as well as on VOD.  In addition, Ovation champions artists through the Ovation Digital Arts network, a unique artist community dedicated to supporting and helping talented YouTube creators grow their brands and businesses. Through The Ovation Foundation, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education.  You can follow Ovation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and OvationTV.com.

For more information, visit OvationTV.com/news.

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