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Ovation International racks up global licensing deals

Ovation and Digital Rights Group partnering pays off, with international sales for Ovation's original series and specials. Last fall, the U.S. multiplatform network partnered with DRG and the deal to sell Ovation's productions to the international market created the Ovation International banner. Licensing agreements have been made to the Knowledge Network in Canada; ABC in Australia; TV Ontario, Canada; DR, Denmark; Pramer, Latin America; TV3, Catalonia, Spain; Living Channel, New Zealand; Globosat, Brazil; and Qantas Airways. DRG has completed licensing deals for titles like Close Up: Portraits and Close Up: Photographers at Work; Sold: Million Dollar Auctions, which was licensed to TV3, Catalonia, Spain: DR, Denmark and Living Channel, New Zealand; Anatomy of a Closet, licensed by Globosat in Brazil and Mr. Prince, licensed to ABC in Australia. DRG will represent Ovation International's titles at MIPTV.
March 23, 2010

Ovation and Digital Rights Group partnering pays off, with international sales for Ovation’s original series and specials. Last fall, the U.S. multiplatform network partnered with DRG and the deal to sell Ovation’s productions to the international market created the Ovation International banner. Licensing agreements have been made to the Knowledge Network in Canada; ABC in Australia; TV Ontario, Canada; DR, Denmark; Pramer, Latin America; TV3, Catalonia, Spain; Living Channel, New Zealand; Globosat, Brazil; and Qantas Airways. DRG has completed licensing deals for titles like Close Up: Portraits and Close Up: Photographers at Work; Sold: Million Dollar Auctions, which was licensed to TV3, Catalonia, Spain: DR, Denmark and Living Channel, New Zealand; Anatomy of a Closet, licensed by Globosat in Brazil and Mr. Prince, licensed to ABC in Australia. DRG will represent Ovation International’s titles at MIPTV.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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