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Encyclopedia > Bravo (television network)
Bravo
Launched December 7, 1980
Owned by NBC Universal
Slogan Watch What Happens
Headquarters Flag of the United States New York City
Sister channel(s) NBC, USA Network, Sci Fi, CNBC, MSNBC
Website BravoTV.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 273
Dish Network Channel 129
Cable
Available on many cable systems Check local listings for channels

Bravo is a cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 79 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film, drama, and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. In the early 2000s it switched from covering performing arts, drama, and indie film to being focused on pop culture like reality shows, fashion shows, makeovers, celebrities, and so forth. Bravo's programming schedule includes feature films (primarily from the Universal catalogue). Bravo also airs reruns of series from parent network NBC, and produces original reality content, most popularly Project Runway, Queer Eye, Top Chef, Inside the Actors Studio, and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Many of these programs are Emmy-nominated. Look up bravo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bravologo. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the television network. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... SCI FI (originally The Sci-Fi Channel, sometimes rendered SCI FI Channel when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... This article is about CNBC U.S., the business news channel in the U.S.. For other uses, see CNBC (disambiguation). ... MSNBC, a combination of MSN and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news website. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... This article is about the television network. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... Project Runway is an American reality television series on the Bravo network that focuses on fashion design. ... Queer Eye (originally Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)[1] is an hour-long American Emmy award-winning television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15, 2003, and promptly became both a surprise hit and one of the most talked-about television programs of 2003. ... Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges. ... Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated, longest-running original series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. ... An Emmy Award. ...

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Ownership

Bravo TV was originally a service of Cablevision's Rainbow Media. Between 1999 and 2001, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer had a 20% stake in the channel (in addition to fellow Rainbow networks AMC and WE). In 2001, a stake of Bravo was acquired by NBC, buying the entire channel in 2002. Today, it is owned by NBC Universal. Its corporate offices are at Rockefeller Center in New York. Other cable networks owned by NBC Universal include: CNBC, MSNBC, mun2, Sci-Fi Channel, ShopNBC, Telemundo, Sleuth TV, Chiller, Universal HD, and USA Network, as well as some partial ownership of international cable channels such as CNBC World, CNBC Europe, and CNBC Asia. For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision, is an entertainment company in the United States that owns the cable channels AMC, WE, fuse, Independent Film Channel, Voom HD Networks, MSG Network, FSN New York, News 12, and several others. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... AMC is a cable television network that primarily airs movies. ... This article is about the television network. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center. ... This article is about the state. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... This article is about CNBC U.S., the business news channel in the U.S.. For other uses, see CNBC (disambiguation). ... MSNBC, a combination of MSN and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news website. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... SCI FI (originally The Sci-Fi Channel, sometimes rendered SCI FI Channel when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... ShopNBC is an American broadcast and cable home shopping network, owned by ValueVision Media (NASDAQ: VVTV), which is in turn 37% owned by NBC Universal, and based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... Sleuth is a digital cable television channel with programming dedicated to the crime, mystery and suspense genres. ... York International water-cooled chiller. ... Universal HD, designed for HDTV, is a cable television network owned by NBC Universal. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... CNBC World is a business news channel operated in the United States by NBC Universal. ... CNBC Europe is a business and financial news channel broadcast in Europe. ... CNBC Asia is a business news channel in Asia. ...


Positioning

According to NBC Universal’s Bravo fact sheet, "Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, culture and pop culture with original programming, movies and by showing a whole different side of celebrities." They cultivate an arts and pop culture focused image including original niche reality programs. Their new positioning statement, "Watch what happens," is a reference to the network's current focus on original reality programming. A niche market also known as a target market is a focused, targetable portion (subset) of a market sector. ... A products position is how potential buyers see the product. ...


Target audience

Bravo's target audience is age 25-54, affluent, educated and tech-savvy males and females with high levels of disposable income. Bravo's market share of this demographic continues to grow, and according to Bravo's annual programming report, is higher than that of competing networks such as A&E, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, and The Travel Channel. Their focus on this demographic is apparent from their programming, particularly their reality programs that focus on celebrities, living and home improvement, as well as reruns of programs that play well to this audience. Local and national advertising is appropriate to the target demographic: local advertisers include jewelry shops and computer stores, and national advertisers include computer companies and business services. Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... For the Canadian equivalent of this channel, see History Television. ... Discovery Channel is an American cable TV network, based in Silver Spring, MD, that has a variety of science programming, particularly documentaries and nature shows. ... Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Home & Garden Television, better known as HGTV, is a cable television network in the U.S. and Canada. ... The Travel Channel is a cable television network that features documentaries and how-to shows related to travel and leisure around the United States and throughout the world. ...


Distribution

According to NBC Universal's Bravo fact sheet, Bravo is currently available in more than 79 million homes. Some sources including Bravo's Programming Highlights for this year put the number at closer to 78 million.


Promotion

Bravo gives substantial advertising to both their original and off-network programming. Heavily promoted original content includes Inside the Actors Studio, Project Runway, Top Chef, and Celebrity Poker Showdown. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which Bravo now produces in-house, was once an example of the off-network shows aired by Bravo, such as The West Wing. Much of Bravo's success in differentiating itself from other cable channels has been in its ability to maintain a balance of original and classic series. [citation needed] Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated, longest-running original series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. ... Project Runway is an American reality television series on the Bravo network that focuses on fashion design. ... Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges. ... Celebrity Poker Showdown was a celebrity game show on the cable network Bravo. ... Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is an hour-long American television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15, 2003, and promptly became both a surprise hit (at least by the standards of cable TV) and one of the most talked-about television programs of... “The West Wing” redirects here. ...


Programming

Bravo utilizes block programming for both new shows and successful existing ones. Bravo has also had great success with programming franchises. These include their "100 Greatest..." TV and the film retrospectives, based upon the concept of AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies; Project Greenlight and Project Runway; Showbiz Moms & Dads and Showdog Moms & Dads; Party/Party and a handful of successful gay-themed dating and reality shows (i.e. Queer Eye, Project Runway, which contains several gay contestants, and Workout, which features a lesbian lead) a niche which had yet to be filled by the reality-heavy networks. Block programming is an age-old strategy of programmers. ... The Greatest is a VH1 series. ... Bravos, The 100 Funniest Movies is a list of the top 100 comedy movies as determined by Bravo, the U.S. television network. ... The first of the AFI 100 Years. ... Project Greenlight is a contest and documentary series focusing on amateur filmmaking. ... Project Runway is an American reality television series on the Bravo network that focuses on fashion design. ... Showbiz Moms & Dads was a reality television show on the Bravo network. ...


Originals

The Awful Truth (1999-2000) was the name of a satirical television show which was directed, written, and hosted by the American film maker Michael Moore, and funded by the British broadcaster Channel 4. ... Battle of the Network Reality Stars is a television series that aired on the Bravo channel in the US in August and September 2005. ... Being Bobby Brown is a reality series that depicts the lives of singers Bobby Brown and mega-star wife Whitney Houston, and their family. ... Blow Out was a reality television series that first premiered on the Bravo cable television network in 2004, with a second season broadcasting in 2005. ... Boy Meets Boy, TV series 2003 Boy Meets Boy was a somewhat controversial American television reality show that ran on the Bravo cable television network in 2003. ... Breaking News is a thirteen-episode television series about a fictional 24-hour cable news network. ... Celebrity Poker Showdown was a celebrity game show on the cable network Bravo. ... Flipping Out is a reality television series on Bravo. ... Hey Paula is a reality show starring Paula Abdul that premiered on June 28, 2007 on the Bravo network. ... Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated, longest-running original series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. ... The It Factor was a reality television show on the Bravo network. ... The Jake Effect was a NBC situation comedy starring Jason Bateman, Nikki Cox, and Greg Grunberg. ... Long Way Round (LWR) is a documentary television series, DVD set and book documenting the 19,000 mile journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York on motorcycles. ... Manhunt: The Search for Americas Most Gorgeous Male Model is a reality television series hosted by Carmen Electra on the Bravo network. ... Million Dollar Listing is an American real-estate related show that aired on the Bravo television network in 2006. ... Project Greenlight is a contest and documentary series focusing on amateur filmmaking. ... Project Runway is an American reality television series on the Bravo network that focuses on fashion design. ... Queer Eye for the Straight Girl is a spin-off of the TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. ... Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is an hour-long American television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15, 2003, and promptly became both a surprise hit (at least by the standards of cable TV) and one of the most talked-about television programs of... The Real Housewives of Orange County is a reality television program on the Bravo network. ... Shear Genius is an American reality television series on the Bravo network that focuses on hair styling. ... Showbiz Moms & Dads was a reality television show on the Bravo network. ... This article is about the social term for an intimate relationship. ... Solstrom is a Cirque du Soleil television show production in thirteen 45-minute episodes. ... Tabloid Wars is a reality TV series broadcast on the Bravo cable network. ... Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges. ... Top Design is a reality television series airing on the Bravo network which features 12 aspiring interior designers to get cash and receive a spot in New Yorks Designer showcases. ... Welcome to the Parker is an reality television series on Bravo about a group of people who run and work at the Parker Palm Springs hotel in Palm Springs, California. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

High definition

A high definition version of the channel launched on October 3, 2007 on DirecTV. Generally, high-definition refers to an increase in resolution or clarity such as in: High-definition television (HDTV), television formats that have a higher resolution than their contemporary counterparts High-definition video, which is used in HDTV broadcasting, as well as digital film and computer HD video file formats HDV...

See also

// Below is a numerical representation of the DirecTV channel lineup. ... This is a list of the channels receivable from DISH Network. ...

External links

  • Official Website

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Bravo (television network) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (684 words)
Bravo also airs reruns of series from parent network NBC (including The Restaurant and The West Wing), and produces original reality content (including Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Boy Meets Boy, Project Greenlight, Celebrity Poker Showdown, Project Runway, Party/Party, Showdog Moms and Dads, and Showbiz Moms and Dads).
Bravo’s target audience is age 25-54, affluent, educated and tech-savvy males and females with high levels of disposable income.
Bravo's market share of this demographic continues to grow, and according to Bravo’s annual programming report, is higher than that of competing networks such as AandE, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV and The Travel Channel.
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