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OVATION TV CELEBRATES ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH IN MAY WITH WEEKLY “RED CARPET CINEMA” CELEBRATIONS, WEEKLY “MORNING CANVAS” BLOCKS, AND A CURATED ON-DEMAND PROGRAMMING LINEUP
Ovation’s Mystery Alley to Stream Crime Drama Blood and Water Featuring Marvel Star Simu Liu
Los Angeles, CA – April 28, 2022 – For 2022’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, recognizes AAPI artists and artistry across all mediums throughout the month of May with weekly feature presentations during its Friday night “Red Carpet Cinema” block, weekly airings during its “Morning Canvas” block, and a curated on-demand programming lineup. The arts network’s Mystery Alley digital destination (FAST channel and on the Ovation NOW app) will also be streaming the first two seasons of the crime drama Blood and Water, which features Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and other Asian actors who have positively affected American pop culture.
Every Friday night during its “Red Carpet Cinema” block, the arts network celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with compelling films starring AAPI casts, including Tie the Knot (2016), The Other End of the Line (2007), Outsourced (2006), and 5 Weddings (2018). Each film will begin airing at 7pm ET.
Ovation TV will also air AAPI programming during its “Morning Canvas” block, weekdays from 6am ET to 8am ET. Those titles include documentaries The Rise of K-Pop, Bruno Mars: Just the Way I Am, Vice President Kamala Harris: Chase the Dream, and Ballerina (2016) about Indigenous dancer Ella Havelka, as well as featured episodes on Norah Jones (The Great Songwriters) and Ai Weiwei (Celebrity Conversations), and select episodes from series such as The Art Of, American Canvas, The Method, Chasing the Sun, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and Gordon Ramsey’s Great Escape.
Starting on Sunday, May 1, the arts network will also highlight diverse cultures and traditions, connecting with the people of Asia and the Pacific Islands, in a curated on-demand programming lineup. All titles below will be available during the month of May, free to all, on the Ovation NOW app and at the Ovation TV Watch website. The Ovation NOW app is free to download and is available on Roku, Android, Apple TV and iOS devices.
Series
American Canvas (1 episode)
The Art of Architecture (1 episode)
The Art Of (4 episodes)
Celebrity Conversations (1 episode)
Chasing the Sun (8 episodes)
Gordon Ramsey’s Great Escape (5 episodes)
The Great Songwriters (1 episode)
The Method (1 episode)
Wonder Women (2 episodes)
Films/Documentaries
5 Weddings
Ballerina
Bruno Mars: Just the Way I Am
Outsourced
Pursuit of Love
The Rise of K-Pop
Tie the Knot
Vice President Kamala Harris: Chase the Dream
Finally, the arts network’s Mystery Alley digital destination (FAST channel and on the Ovation NOW app) will also be streaming the first two seasons of the crime drama Blood and Water, which features Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Elfina Luk (The Good Doctor), Steph Song (Smallville), and other Asian actors who have positively affected American pop culture. The series follows an ambitious young detective (Song) investigating the murder of a tycoon’s troubled son. Mystery Alley is currently available as a FAST channel on Plex, DistroTV, and Freebie.tv, and through the Ovation NOW app on Roku, iOS, Apple TV, Android.
About OVATION TV America’s Premier Arts Network
As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Inside the Actors Studio, Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 150 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.

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