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Ovation HD Adds Time Warner, Bright House Launches

Arts-focused Ovation is cheering new launches on multichannel distributors in the new year.

Ovation HD launched in the Carolinas and Dallas metro area with Time Warner Cable, as well as in Bakersfield, Calif., on Bright House Networks.

WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone launched Ovation and Ovation HD in Chicago, and Mediacom launched Ovation in the Gulf Breeze Florida market.

Ovation has increased its HD subscriber base by 85% since January 2011 while increasing its SD service's subscriber reach by 5 million during the same time period, the network said.

"Our momentum over the last year has been very encouraging, especially with regard to our HD service," Ovation CEO Charles Segars said in a release. "We have an aggressive distribution strategy planned for this year and anticipate several new deals within the first quarter."

Ovation HD is now available on channel 1326 on Time Warner Cable in North and South Carolina. In the Dallas metro area, the channel is available on Time Warner Cable channel 707. In Bakersfield, Calif., Bright House has Ovation HD on channel 1211.

WOW!, via the National Cable Television Cooperative, launched Ovation SD and HD on Dec. 21 on channels 382 and 215 respectively in Chicago. In the Gulf Breeze Florida market, Mediacom now has Ovation on channel 256.