/// Particpant Media Starts New TV Network, Pivot

March 27, 2013  |  Media Week

At an upfront presentation on Wednesday morning, Participant Media announced that it will turn its recent acquisition with Halogen, the Documentary Channel, into a mostly-nonfiction network featuring programming from the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John McCain, and Univision. The network will be available on DirecTV and other cable providers not yet named, though Pivot CEO Evan Shapiro (late of IFC) said that “both our programming and distribution model are designed to disrupt conventional wisdom.” The network is embracing a nontraditional distribution model, rolling out across over-the-top platforms as well as conventional satellite (and presumably cable) systems.

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