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MIPCOM ’14: Ovation takes “This Old Thing” for U.S.

U.S. arts net Ovation has picked up the U.S. television rights to the six-part fashion series This Old Thing from international distributor Zodiak Rights. (Pictured: host Dawn O'Porter)
October 15, 2014

U.S. arts net Ovation has picked up the U.S. television rights to the six-part series This Old Thing from international distributor Zodiak Rights.

The show is hosted by the British fashion designer Dawn O’Porter (pictured), who hunts for old clothes in vintage shops, high-end boutiques and people’s attics in order to uncover fashions that are still in style today. The host also provides commentary on how older looks influence current runways, and shows viewers how to update vintage pieces.

This Old Thing debuted on UK broadcaster Channel 4 in June. The series is produced by RDF Television West with Andrew Anderson serving as executive producer.

“This is a gem of a show that works so well with Ovation’s mission of presenting programming that shows art is everywhere,” said Scott Woodward, SVP of programming and production for Ovation, in a statement. “We just loved Dawn’s wonderful, infectious energy and enthusiasm. She’s always ready to take on an obsessive trend chaser or seemingly impossible fashion challenge to show you how you can achieve great individual style.”

 

About The Author
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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