Ovation is an American television network whose stated mission is to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation premiered on April 21, 1996 and was re-launched on June 20, 2007 to a national audience with carriage on DirecTV. Since then, the network has added carriage on AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, Comcast/Xfinity, RCN, Charter and other major cable systems across the country. The channel currently reaches approximately 50 million subscribers. Ovation launched an HD service in 2010 and is also available on VOD and via TV Everywhere through selected providers.