GREAT MUSEUMS TELEVISION, an award-winning television series celebrating the museum world in the U.S. and abroad, surpassed one million views/downloads – a milestone for this unique series that has enjoyed enduring success and high ratings on national public television for the past decade. Executive produced by Marc and Chesney Doyle, the series made its digital debut in 2009 – on YouTube – followed the next year by Hulu & SnagFilms, giving viewers around the world the opportunity to watch full-length episodes previously aired on public television – anywhere, anytime.
Continuing on that path, GMTV’s online reach expanded to Hulu Plus at its launch, then iTunes, Netflix, and earlier this year, over a dozen titles debuted on Amazon Instant Video. Today, GREAT MUSEUMS has a presence of over 110 offerings across these six diverse digital platforms.
“Great Museums is a window to the world right in your own home or on your laptop,” says Executive Producer Chesney Doyle, the lead writer for the series. “The only thing better than viewing Great Museums is producing it. We’ve filmed in museum vaults, art restoration labs, and archaeological digs. We’ve filmed jazz legends in the clubs of New Orleans and the colonial architecture on the streets of Havana, Cuba. We’ve filmed fall, winter, spring and summer on an elevated rail track called the High Line in New York City, as well as breaching whales in Friday Harbor at the Whale Museum and Aretha Franklin at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. There is no end to the fabulous stories we can share through Great Museums Television. ”
Link to media release here. -GMTV