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Cinedigm Announces Addition Of Fandom-Focused Digital-First Channel CONtv To VIZIO SmartCast™ and VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® Platforms
Sherman Oaks, CA, March 27, 2018 – Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM) announced today the addition of CONtv, Cinedigm's popular fandom-centric entertainment channel, to select VIZIO SmartCast and VIZIO Internet Apps Plus smart TVs. VIZIO users will now have access to CONtv’s extensive genre library consisting of original series, cinematic favorites, TV classics, behind-the-scenes coverage of the country’s biggest pop culture events and much more. The CONtv app also features hundreds of hours of free ad-supported programming.
"Cinedigm is excited to bring CONtv to VIZIO SmartCast and VIZIO Internet Apps Plus users," said Erick Opeka, EVP of Cinedigm Networks. "The addition of CONtv to VIZIO’s streaming platforms helps ensure even more pop culture enthusiasts will be able to view premium content that we have curated just for them.”
CONtv is the premier digital network catering solely to the fandom experience and lifestyle. The channel features a diverse digital catalog giving viewers access to over 2,800 popular films and television series spanning a wide array of genres, including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, cult classics, and grindhouse fare, along with exclusive coverage of the country’s top fan conventions.
The addition of CONtv to the VIZIO SmartCast and VIZIO Internet Apps Plus smart TV platforms comes amidst Cinedigm's recent expansion of its world-class digital-first offerings to Amazon Fire, Google's Chromecast platform, and Android TV. These latest developments broaden Cinedigm's platform footprint to more than 550 million devices across more than 1,200 unique device models.
CONtv is the leading digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace. The network provides audiences access to thousands of hours of content showcasing an original slate of programming, as well as an eclectic catalog of over 2,800 must-watch favorites; everything from quirky original series, elusive cult films & television shows, celebrated genre movies encompassing sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, grindhouse, martial arts action, to live coverage of pop culture events nationwide.
Cinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Walmart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with four networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire OTT ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms have unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at Cinedigm.com.
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp.
CINEDIGM PARTNERS WITH GATHERER ENTERTAINMENT, DISRUPTING TRADITIONAL TV VIEWING BY LAUNCHING A FEMALE-FIRST, CURATED OVER-THE-TOP SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
Led by Broadway and Television Veteran Jenna Segal, Gatherer Entertainment SVOD Service Personalizes Users’ Viewing Experiences with Curated Content Including Original Series, Feature Films, Short-Form Content, Podcasts and Community Features
Channel Will Launch on Cinedigm’s Base of Over Half a Billion Addressable Devices In Fourth Quarter 2018
Sherman Oaks, CA, April 25, 2018 – Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and announced today a partnership to launch the first-ever women’s (35+) lifestyle subscription service (SVOD). The Gatherer Network is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2018 across Cinedigm’s addressable base of more than 535 million consumer devices, with distribution plans for web and mobile, including both iOS and Android platforms. Gatherer marks the ninth channel from Cinedigm’s rapidly-growing Digital Networks Group.
Built to serve their hectic lifestyles, Gatherer Entertainment is an entertainment and information hub dedicated to providing women in the key 35-54 demo with a trusted platform complete with carefully curated content. Segal and her team spent a year researching viewing patterns and listening to women discuss how, where and when they watch content. With increasingly busy schedules, balancing lives both at home and in the workplace, women 35+ are leading the OTT charge eschewing cable and satellite in favor of regularly streaming their favorite shows.
The channel will offer viewers a convenient, one-stop-shop of top-tier content touching all aspects of a woman’s life with topics ranging from news, beauty and fashion, to important midlife women’s health and wellness tips, food, wine and cooking profiles, financial insights and planning, crafty DIY, technology updates, travel expeditions, and everything in between. Original scripted content will feature episodes with breaks perfectly suited to fit viewers’ fast-paced lifestyles, while Gatherer’s unscripted series will present news and information uninterrupted in two-minuteformats, hosted by reliable, experienced, relatable women.
Gatherer Entertainment was founded in 2017 by company CEO Jenna Segal whose impressive background includes producing the Broadway show GIGI and off-Broadway production What We’re Up Against, as well as the cult film favorite Black Dynamite, and the “Lady Parts” web series. She previously served as VIACOM’s Director of Production Management, working throughout MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and Nicktoons as well as CNN and CNBC, all giving her invaluable insight into crafting quality content that will appeal to a diverse range of women.
Gatherer Entertainment’s team also includes company co-founder and CMO Heidi Packer Eskenazi, the founder of boutique consultancy firm HAP Consulting, with over 25 years of experience in strategic branding, marketing and licensing initiatives including serving as a senior executive at VIACOM, overseeing business ventures for MTV and Nickelodeon; and Head Of Strategy And Operations Eric Sherman, an EMMY® Award-winning producer and media and entertainment industry veteran with vast experience in management, strategy, and business development, who previously ran cable nets VH1 Classic and Fuse as well as managing the career of Steven Tyler during his run on American Idol.
“Cinedigm is excited to join forces with Gatherer Entertainment, as we work together to serve this important demographic with meaningful content no matter where they are or what device they’re on,” said Erick Opeka, EVP of Cinedigm Networks. “Jenna and Heidi are smart, passionate leaders with a fantastic vision for building a content-centric community, and we look forward to helping them bring it to fruition.”
“We’re the target demo – we’re women, mothers, wives, daughters, and partners and we have no time to hunt for the quality content that entertains us and provides the answers we need,” said Segal.
“Women have tremendous power both at home and in the workplace, and they have an incredible influence on purchases—effectively dominating consumer spending. Yet, somehow, they continue to see less and less of themselves represented in entertainment and informational offerings,” commented Packer.
“Now more than ever in this chaotic and fragmented entertainment landscape, women are in need of diverse streaming options that cater to their interests and can fit their hectic lifestyles. It’s time for Gatherer Entertainment to fill this crucial void with programming that women can enjoy and relate to on their schedule. We are excited to join forces with Cinedigm to provide our viewers with top-tier content created specifically for them,” continued Segal.
This latest venture marks the ninth channel from Cinedigm’s rapidly growing Digital Networks Group, which plans, launches and operates owned-and-operated as well as partner networks. Currently the company operates martial arts network COMBAT GO, factual network Docurama, fandom lifestyle network CONtv, eSports lifestyle network WHAM, Asian music and pop culture network HALLYPOP, a Chinese entertainment channel, and the family-focused Dove Channel and DoveKids. The company plans to continue to pursue additional network partnerships in the coming months.
About Gatherer Entertainment
Gatherer Entertainment is a female-first, curated over-the-top subscription service that disrupts the traditional TV viewing experience. Women need a trusted destination that provides the right entertainment in the right format at the right time. Gatherer Entertainment creates the best well-rounded, curated experience for this demographic. For more information, visit www. gatherertv.com
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with four networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire OTT ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at www.cinedigm.com
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. www.cinedigm.com.
Cinedigm, JungoTV and Korean Broadcast Powerhouse SBS Partner to Launch HALLYPOP™ Digital-First Network Celebrating Asian Pop Music and Culture
Eighth Channel Distributed by Cinedigm Networks Targets the
Global Asian Music and Pop Culture Phenomenon
Sherman Oaks, CA, April 24, 2018 – Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), JungoTV and SBS—a leading Seoul-based South Korean television network—announced today a partnership to launch HALLYPOP™, a new digital-first entertainment network focused on K-pop, Asian music, EDM and pop culture. The new HD network will launch this summer, targeting distribution on traditional operators and digital platforms, as well as a part of applicable “skinny” bundles.
HALLYPOP is Cinedigm’s second channel partnership with JungoTV, a global OTT and distribution company led by media executive and former Crunchyroll Chief Content Officer George Chung, and co-founder Dr. Mehmet Oz, the cardiothoracic surgeon and host of the EMMY® Award-winning “Dr. Oz Show.” The channel’s name comes from the Korean term “Hallyu”—or “The Korean Wave”—describing the rise in popularity of South Korean culture around the world, due to the vast spread of K-dramas and, of course, K-pop.
The new linear network will launch with an extensive library offering more than 600 hours of content, and more than 50 hours of live shows and events. HALLYPOP programming will feature original series, live concerts, unplugged sessions, music videos, and interviews with the world’s hottest K-pop, Pop and EDM artists. The channel will also air Korea’s biggest pop music shows and series including Inkigayo, Running Man, Kpop Star, The Show, Fantastic Duo, The Stage, Korea Music Festival, One Asia Concert and more super events from SBS.
Defying language and cultural barriers, K-pop has established itself as one of the globe’s fastest growing music genres with reports citing that the global K-pop fan base has more than doubled its numbers over the last half-decade, growing to 70 million fans around the world in 2017. It has been reported that YouTube estimates that views of videos by the top 200 K-pop artists have tripled since 2012, achieving more than 24 billion views in 2017, with approximately 80 percent of those views located outside of South Korea. Social media has played a large role in these artists thriving on a worldwide platform and the Industry is taking notice, as the Billboard’s Social 50 charts for the week of April 14th had K-pop bands ranking in the top six spots.
“By unifying people of all races and languages, K-pop inspires us all,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz, JungoTV co-founder. “From North and South America, to Asia and the Middle East, K-pop has captivated the minds and ears of millions and millions of people from all walks of life. We’re excited to join forces with Cinedigm and SBS to bring this incredible art form into even more homes.”
Millions of people have experienced the phenomenon of K-pop,” said George Chung, JungoTV CEO. “With the launch of the HALLYPOP channel, we hope to provide an amazing interactive platform for K-pop and Asian music enthusiasts worldwide to come and enjoy the latest hits from the genre’s top artists. We look forward to partnering with Cinedigm and SBS to spread this beloved genre’s reach even further across the globe.”
“With the launch of SBS LIVE OTT services, SBS International has successfully made the transition from a traditional broadcaster to a digital channel provider. As the industry leader in Korean entertainment, the strength of the SBS program line-up will position HALLYPOP as one of the sought-after digital channels among the millennial generation,” said Hong Kun Lee, CEO of SBS International. “We are very pleased to enter into a partnership with JungoTV and Cinedigm and look forward to meeting K-pop fans around the world.
“K-pop has quickly become a global sensation and an international billion-dollar industry,” said Erick Opeka, EVP of Cinedigm Networks. “HALLYPOP is a great complement to Cinedigm’s growing portfolio of networks dedicated to super fans and enthusiasts, and we can’t wait to bring it to programming platforms across the world.”
HALLYPOP is the eighth channel from Cinedigm’s rapidly growing Digital Networks Group, which plans, launches and operates owned-and-operated as well as partner networks. Currently the company operates factual network Docurama, fandom lifestyle network CONtv, gaming lifestyle network WHAM, family-focused Dove Channel, kids-focused DoveKids, and combat-sports network COMBAT GO. The company has plans to pursue additional network partnerships in the coming months.
Cinedigm’s 24/7 ESports-Focused WHAM Network Launches on XUMO, Twitch, and
The Web Today
WHAM Offers Viewers Original Content and Tournament Coverage such as esports Central Live, UMG Gaming, Clip Blip, Game Bytes, Retro Gaming From The Strong Museum & Much More For Free
Sherman Oaks, CA – Monday, April 9, 2018 -– Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced the launch of the free 24/7 digital-first gaming and esports-centered WHAM Network (WHAM), coming to XUMO, Twitch, and web and mobile devices beginning today, Monday, April 9. The launch is part of Cinedigm’s continued commitment to reshaping the traditional television experience by offering viewers a lineup highlighting both “lean-back” programming as well as curated on-demand content.
Founded by Gary Kleinman in 2016, the WHAM Network is a partner of leading independent content distributor Cinedigm, with both companies jointly operating the channel. Made by gamers for gamers, WHAM is devoted to providing innovative and immersive programming covering the latest in industry news and the celebrity gaming scene, and providing original series, intense esports tournaments, and in-depth coverage of live events.
WHAM’s 24/7 channel puts the spotlight on a wide range of gamer and esports-driven programming that includes original content such as UMG Gaming, showcasing thousands of hours of game tournaments and highlights; Clip Blip, an outrageous compilation series of epic tales and tragic fails from across the ‘Streamosphere;’ and esports Central Live, broadcasting esports news, industry developments, new releases, and tournament results live from WHAM’s studio in Las Vegas. Also, WHAM’s schedule will feature Retro Gaming From The Strong Museum, highlighting classic video games, commercials, and gameplay, and bringing the stories of some of the most legendary gaming franchises to life through exclusive interviews with the developers who created them; and Game Bytes, an engaging and entertaining look at the ever-popular bar/restaurant gaming scene.
With the launch, WHAM will now be made available via web and mobile browsers. WHAM’s impact will be further expanded through Cinedigm’s partnership with the rapidly growing over-the-top (OTT) XUMO platform, which is natively accessible in more than 45% of the smart TVs in North America and will deliver WHAM’s exclusive content to over 20 million homes across the country. XUMO users will be able to enjoy the WHAM Network at xumo.tv and will have further access across XUMO’s footprint on iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as on LG, VIZIO, Hisense and Sharp smart TVs in May. Additionally, viewers will be able to access it as a digital-first offering on the world’s leading social video service and video game culture community, Twitch.
“Gaming lifestyle and esports content will be a multi-billion dollar industry within the next two years,” said Erick Opeka, EVP of Cinedigm Networks. “We’re excited to tap into this flourishing market with the launch of the WHAM Network, providing its passionate fan base with carefully curated free programming designed specifically for them.”
“The WHAM Network is proudly made by gamers for gamers,” said Gary Kleinman, WHAM founder. “With this extensive launch, our exclusive content will be able to reach even more gaming enthusiasts than ever before. We look forward to becoming a permanent part of this diverse and knowledgeable community, as we strive to provide them with unique and in-depth programming that they cannot find anywhere else.”
“WHAM is a significant addition to the XUMO channel lineup as we continue to broaden and deepen our offering of gaming content,” said Stefan Van Engen, SVP of content programming and acquisitions at XUMO. “The combination of a lean-back, 24/7 live and a curated, lean-in video-on-demand experience showcases the best of the XUMO platform, and provides fans with a perfect home for everything they love about esports.”
ABOUT WHAM Networks Inc.
WHAM is an independent and agnostic media platform dedicated to the lifestyle and culture of gaming on a global basis. A 24/7 channel that has original programming and third party relevant gaming content and can be found on OTT channels, mobile devices and connected television. WHAM has partnered with Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) for the distribution of its channel alongside with owned and operated Cinedigm channels Docurama, CONtv, COMBAT GO and the Dove Channel found on over 530 million addressable devices across more than 1,200 device models.
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with five networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire OTT ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at www.cinedigm.com
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. www.cinedigm.com.
A streaming television company based in Irvine, California, XUMO delivers over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) and LIVE linear digital channels direct to consumers through smart TV, mobile and other streaming device integrations. Through strategic partnerships and native integrations with LG Electronics,Hisense USA Corporation, and Panasonic, XUMO has developed one-click access for consumers to conveniently stream free content. Channel Plus, exclusively powered by XUMO, for 2012 to 2017 LG smart TVs presents consumers with OTT content in both linear and VOD formats. XUMO for Hisense, is available as a virtual input on select 2017 and 2018 models of Hisense and Sharp branded smart TV’s. A step above standard OTT companies, XUMO is also available as a button on the remote control for 2016-2018 VIZIO D-Series and SmartCast TVs. XUMO brings consumers more than 140 premium digital channels via applications that are fully equipped with content recommendations, curated programs and dynamic ad insertion capabilities. XUMO is also available on several other smart TV brands such as Samsung and Funai Electric Co., Ltd. who manufactures and sells Magnavox, Philips and Sanyo in North America as well as iOS, Android, and set top boxes such as Layer3 TV and Roku devices. Learn more about XUMO at www.xumo.tv and follow @XumoTV on Twitter.
Cinedigm Partners with JungoTV to Launch New Global MMA and Martial Arts Digital-First Network COMBAT GO™
COMBAT GO’s 24/7 Twitch channel to launch on April 18th with focus on premium programming including live events, international competitions, original docuseries, and more
Sherman Oaks, CA, April 5, 2018 – Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and JungoTV announced today a partnership to launch COMBAT GO™, a first-of-its-kind 24/7 mixed martial arts free streaming channel on Twitch which will bring together top global mixed martial arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai, and traditional Asian martial arts promotions. The new channel (twitch.tv/COMBATGO) is launching on Wednesday, April 18th at 7 a.m. ET/10 a.m. PT and will feature HD Quality English language-based programming.
COMBAT GO is the brainchild of media executive and former Crunchyroll Chief Content Officer George Chung, who is a five-time former World Karate Champion and Inductee in the Black Belt Hall of Fame. As JungoTV CEO, Chung combines his impressive martial arts background with his extensive knowledge of and passion for international media. The new network will provide over 600 hours of content—including over 100 hours of live fights—specially curated by martial arts experts, catering to both casual fans and passionate enthusiasts alike. COMBAT GO will highlight martial arts promotions across the globe from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, to East Asia, India, and the Middle East.
COMBAT GO’s immersive lineup caters to the underserved global martial arts combat market with premium programming, fight commentary and analysis, original docuseries, martial arts movies and live World Championship coverage for an even broader content reach. The roster is bolstered by hard-hitting international MMA and Kick Boxing competitions featuring matchups between internationally ranked fighters from promotions such as CageSport, Canadian Fight Night, Bangkok Fight Night and China’s leading combat league Kunlun Fight.
In the International martial arts arena, championships featuring the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu World Tour, PKA Professional Karate and Kick Boxing Association, and Filipino stick fighting from i-Kali will be a part of the schedule. COMBAT GO will also feature a variety of alternative combat sports geared toward millennial audiences.
JungoTV is a global distribution company dedicated to providing the over 100 million foreign language speakers around the world with in-language content to help them feel more connected to their homelands.
“When correctly taught and executed, the martial arts develop respect, discipline and honor,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz, JungoTV co-founder. “These admirable character traits will be on full display in COMBAT GO’s carefully curated programming, as the world’s top athletes execute the dynamics, unique styles, and practices that help achieve peak performance in their sports.”
“The martial arts are truly an art form, transcending sports,” said Chung, JungoTV CEO. “COMBAT GO is a passionate celebration of that, showcasing top fighters, gifted up-and-comers, and the legendary masters who have helped shape the martial arts as we know them today. JungoTV is excited to join with Cinedigm in this unparalleled new venture, as we work to extend the reach of this incredible art form to viewers all across the globe.”
“There is a real lack of global combat sports among digital-first networks,” said Erick Opeka, EVP of Cinedigm Networks. “We look forward to bringing a diverse, high-quality array of top tier events to the widely-popular and growing Twitch channel as well as other platforms where fans can not only watch the content, they can engage with it and their friends. We've seen great success so far with the performance of our fandom-focused CONtv channel on Twitch and expect similar results with COMBAT GO.”
COMBAT GO is the fifth channel from Cinedigm’s rapidly growing Digital Networks Group, which plans, launches and operates owned-and-operated as well as partner networks. Currently the company operates factual network Docurama, fandom lifestyle network CONtv, gaming lifestyle network WHAM, and the family-focused Dove Channel. The company plans to continue to pursue additional network partnerships in the coming months.
JungoTV is a global OTT and distribution company providing in-language television content to the more than 100 million foreign language speakers around the world living outside of their homeland who access content on multiple devices. JungoTV was founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon and Emmy® Award-winning host of the "Dr. Oz Show," along with Nasser J. Kazeminy, entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and Chairman of NJK Holding, Sandy Climan, CEO of Entertainment Media Ventures, longtime Hollywood dealmaker, and George Chung, international content expert and entrepreneur, who serves as Chief Executive Officer. Today Jungo TV manages over 47,000 hours of content and over 80 live channels for international distribution.
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with five networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at www.cinedigm.com
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. For more information, visit www.cinedigm.com.
AXS TV ANNOUNCES NEW PREMIERE DATE FOR THE SIXTH SEASON OF ‘THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER’, RETURNING TUESDAY, MARCH 13 WITH AN EXCLUSIVE SIT DOWN WITH ROCK N’ ROLL ICON ROBERT PLANT AT 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. ET
Other Highlights Include Conversations with The Doors’ Robby Krieger and John Densmore, as well as Eddie Money, Shania Twain, John Mellencamp, & More
Los Angeles, CA (January 18, 2018) – AXS TV has set a new premiere date for the network’s popular original series The Big Interview with Dan Rather—moving to Tuesday, March 13 at 9pE/6pE from the previously announced date of February 27. The upcoming season features 20 all-new episodes divided into spring and fall cycles, as legendary journalist Dan Rather sits down with some of music’s most influential artists for in-depth conversations covering their personal lives, extraordinary legacies, failures, triumphs, and so much more.
Season six opens with rock n’ roll trailblazer Robert Plant, the legendary Led Zeppelin front man and GRAMMY®-winning solo artist whose trademark vocals have powered such enduring hits as “Stairway To Heaven,” “Immigrant Song,” “Ship Of Fools,” and “Rainbow,” among others. During the intimate discussion, Plant opens up about his childhood in post-WWII Britain and the tragic loss of his five-year-old son; shares his thoughts on Led Zeppelin standards “Kashmir” and “Stairway To Heaven”; and explains how he has adapted his trademark vocals throughout the years.
Other season six highlights include Robby Krieger and John Densmore, the surviving members of psychedelic powerhouse The Doors (Mar. 20); beloved rock showman Eddie Money (Mar. 27) who has an AXS TV reality series premiering on April 8 titled Real Money; chart-topping Country songstress Shania Twain (Apr. 3); singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus (Apr. 10); prog rock pioneers STYX (Apr. 17); folk hero John Mellencamp (Apr. 24); and fan-favorite Country quartet The Oak Ridge Boys (May 1).
3/13 - Robert Plant
3/20 - The Doors
3/27 - Eddie Money
4/3 - Shania Twain
4/10 - Billy Ray Cyrus
4/17 - STYX
4/24 - John Mellencamp
5/1 - The Oak Ridge Boys
AXS TV ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SHOWS
Highlights Include a New Top Ten Style Countdown Show and the premiere of Legendary Rocker Eddie Money’s reality show “Real Money”
Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2017) – AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, has announced the premiere dates for its 2018 mid-season schedule, which includes the return of the network’s most popular original series “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance” and “The Big Interview With Dan Rather,” as well as the premieres of the new reality series “Real Money,” starring rock superstar Eddie Money and his family, and the music-themed countdown show “The Top Ten Revealed,” hosted by Katie Daryl.
AXS TV celebrates the greatest and most influential songs, bands, and musicians in the history of rock n’ roll in the dynamic new countdown series “The Top Ten Revealed,” premiering Sunday, February 11 at 9:30pE/6:30pP. The series is hosted and executive produced by Katie Daryl (formerly host/executive producer of AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”), who will be on hand to guide viewers on a witty, edgy, and insightful journey that takes a look at the figures and the music that have left an indelible mark on the rock n’ roll scene. Each episode will put the spotlight on a different theme, spanning a diverse range of topics covering the best guitar intros, Vietnam anthems, ‘80s rock ballads, and more, and featuring a rotating panel of all-star experts that includes Heavy Metal trailblazer Lita Ford; Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Steven Adler; and former Pantera percussionist Vinnie Paul, just to name a few.
Legendary newsman Dan Rather sits down with some of the most celebrated figures from all across the entertainment spectrum as “The Big Interview” opens its sixth season on February 27 at 9pE/6pP. The upcoming season features 20 all-new episodes, divided into winter and fall cycles, premiering with Led Zeppelin front man and celebrated solo artist Robert Plant. Other guests include Robby Krieger and John Densmore, the surviving members of psychedelic powerhouse The Doors; chart-topping Country songstress Shania Twain; and singer, songwriter and actor Billy Ray Cyrus. More guests will be announced at a later date.
The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, cruises across the country for even more candid conversations and unforgettable jam sessions with some of music’s biggest names, as season three of Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance debuts on Sunday, April 8, at 9pE/6pP. Upcoming episodes feature an eclectic array of guest appearances including Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl; The Who icon Roger Daltrey; Heavy Metal pioneer Rob Halford; classic rock hit makers Foreigner; Canadian alt-rockers Nickelback; and more.
Then, multi-platinum rock superstar Eddie Money takes viewers home every Sunday night in AXS TV’s all-new original reality series “Real Money,” premiering April 8 at 9:30pE/6:30pP. The program captures the daily lives of the Money Clan—which includes Eddie; Laurie, his wife of over 30 years; their five kids, Zach, Joe, Jesse, Dez, and Julian; and eight pets—as they live, laugh, bicker, and rock. Hilarity and hijinks ensue this season as Eddie and Laurie struggle to keep everyone in line and on time; Jesse gets in some trouble while mom and dad are in Cabo; Eddie’s forced to take his health seriously; Dez gets career advice from a GRAMMY®-winning engineer; Eddie gets a therapy session on the golf course; and the family continues to rock the stage.
“AXS TV is committed to delivering the best music programming on television, and the mid-season lineup is a great reflection of that,” said Evan Haiman, vice president of music programming and production, AXS TV. “Sunday nights, in particular, offer up an impressive one-two punch in the form of rock n’ roll powerhouses Sammy Hagar and Eddie Money, who each star in series that give viewers an intimate and unique look at true music icons in ways they’ve rarely been seen before. From classic rock to heavy metal, and everything in between, the mid-season roster has something for music lovers of all ages and tastes.”
AXS TV’s mid-season premiere schedule follows (all times Eastern):
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
9:30 p.m. - Premiere of THE TOP TEN REVEALED
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
9 p.m. – Sixth season premiere of THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
9:00 p.m.- Season Three Premiere of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE
9:30 p.m.- Premiere of REAL MONEY
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV delivers the ultimate in music entertainment programming with an eclectic lineup that includes classic concerts from music's most iconic bands, as well as exclusive music festival coverage, original hit series, docs that rock, insightful specials, and knock-out live mixed martial arts action. AXS TV is a partnership between Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available nationally in the United States and can be seen in parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visitaxs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press.
AXS TV Presents the 'Brit Awards 2017' Featuring Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran & Robbie Williams Sat. Nov. 11
THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC BRING THE HOUSE DOWN AT LONDON’S O2 ARENA AS AXS TV PRESENTS THE NETWORK PREMIERE OF BRIT AWARDS 2017, FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY BRUNO MARS, ED SHEERAN, & ROBBIE WILLIAMS, AMONG OTHERS, ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 AT 9pE/6pP
The Ceremony Airs as Part of a Day-Long Block Devoted to Beloved British Artists, Featuring Classic Concerts from Queen, Elton John, Eric Clapton, & More
Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 3, 2017) – The British are coming, as the network presents the AXS TV premiere of Brit Awards 2017 on Saturday, November 11, at 9pE/6pP. The special event will headline a day of classic concerts featuring some of the most iconic acts from across the pond in the British Artists block, starting at 1:10pE.
The block kicks off with an insightful look at the legendary career of groundbreaking guitarist Eric Clapton in the profile Rock Legends: Eric Clapton. Next, at 1:40pE, prog rock pioneers bring their psychedelic sound to Bristol in YES: Like It Is – YES At The Bristol Hippodrome. Beloved Beatle Ringo Starr shines with his five-piece All Starr Band–featuring Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham, and Gregg Bissonette—in Ringo Starr And His 2016 All Starr Band at 3:25pE; followed by guitar superstar Jeff Beck delivering a hit-packed performance in Japan in Jeff Beck – Live In Tokyo at 4:25pE. Then, Queen heads behind the Iron Curtain for a historic stadium set that captures frontman Freddy Mercury on his last tour with the band in Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest at 6:05pE. And Elton John is awarded the first-ever BRITs Icon Award in a lively night that includes performances of “I’m Still Standing,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Sad Songs (Say So Much),” with guest Rod Stewart, in BRITs Icon: Elton John at 7:35pE.
The night comes to a close at 9pE, as some of the industry’s biggest names take over London’s legendary O2 Arena for an unforgettable celebration of all things music in the AXS TV premiere of Brit Awards 2017. The star-studded ceremony is emceed by X Factor UK host Dermot O’Leary and Big Brother UK hostess Emma Willis, and boasts appearances and performances by chart-topping superstars Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams, Little Mix, and Emeli Sande, among others. The program includes a heartfelt tribute to dynamic showman George Michael, introduced by Michael’s Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley and featuring Chris Martin performing the George Michael staple “A Different Corner.”
AXS TV PREMIERES THE 2016 DOCUMENTARY CHICAGO: THE TERRY KATH EXPERIENCE, ON NOV. 7 AT 10PE
Michelle Kath Sinclair Sits Down with Family, Friends, and Fellow Legends to Get the Truth About Her Late Father’s Life, Featuring Interviews with Peter Cetera, Joe Walsh, Steve Lukather, Dan DeLeo & Many More
Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2017) – AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, presents the premiere of the acclaimed documentary Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience, airing on Tuesday, November 7 at 10pE/7pP.
Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience, which was an official selection at the renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), follows filmmaker Michelle Kath Sinclair on her compelling and emotional journey to learn the truth about her late father, groundbreaking Chicago guitarist and singer Terry Kath. Sitting down with the family, friends, bandmates, and fellow icons who knew him best, Sinclair paints a vivid picture of who her father was as both a man and an artist—from his heavy influence on the band that would become Chicago, to his tremendous skills that impressed fellow greats such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton—and sheds light on his tragic death that resulted from playing with a gun that he did not realize was loaded.
Helping Sinclair put the pieces of the puzzle together on her heartfelt quest is an impressive roster of music legends, featuring artists who played with Kath during his career, and famous musicians who were inspired by his unparalleled ability. Highlights include candid interviews with fellow Chicago founders Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider, Danny Seraphine, Lee Loughnane, and Chicago road manager Jerry Vaccarino; as well as Toto guitarist Steve Lukather; ELO frontman Jeff Lynne; Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers mainstay Mike Campbell; Stone Temple Pilots standout Dean DeLeo; and Eagles superstar Joe Walsh, among others.
The documentary will be released on VOD and DVD/Blu-ray by FilmRise on Tuesday, December 12.
AXS TV Brings Music's Biggest Names in New Fall Concert Series with Steve Winwood, Darius Rucker & More
AXS TV BRINGS MUSIC’S BIGGEST NAMES HOME IN THE NEW FALL PROGRAMMING EVENT AXS TV CONCERTS PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE, FEATURING FOUR UNFORGETTABLE CONCERTS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 10pE/7pP FROM NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 22
The Lineup Includes Steve Winwood at the Mountain Winery, REO Speedwagon at the Lakewood Amphitheater, and Nickelback and Darius Rucker at the Legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Los Angeles, CA (October 30, 2017) – AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, gives viewers the ultimate front row experience with the new fall programming event AXS TV Concerts Presented By Mercury Insurance. The four-episode series event will air every Wednesday at 10pE/7pP from November 1 through November 22, and puts the spotlight on some of music industry’s biggest names performing their hottest hits at legendary venues. The upcoming block marks the second time that AXS TV has joined forces with Mercury Insurance following the successful partnership on the network’s popular original series Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance.
The lineup kicks off on November 1, as rock legend Steve Winwood brings his signature sound to the scenic Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA for a soulful set that includes “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Higher Love,” and “Can’t Find My Way Home,” among others. Then on Nov. 8, take a trip to the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse, NY, as fan-favorites REO Speedwagon rock the crowd with a hit-heavy set featuring “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Take It On The Run,” “Keep On Loving You,” and more. The special event closes out with a pair of unforgettable performances at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, as the multi-platinum rock band Nickelback brings their Feed the Machine tour to the historic venue, delivering a high-octane, hit-filled show featuring radio smashes like “How You Remind Me,” “Rockstar,” and “Photograph” on November 15; followed by three-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Country superstar Darius Rucker, performing “Wagon Wheel,” “Alright,” “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” and music from his new hit record When Was the Last Time on November 22.
AXS TV Concerts Presented By Mercury Insurance Schedule
11/1 – Steve Winwood
11/8 – REO Speedwagon
11/15 – Nickelback
11/22 – Darius Rucker
AXS TV Imports Laughs & Music From Across the Pond When 'Tonight At The London Palladium' Debuts Oct. 30
AXS TV IMPORTS LAUGHS & MUSIC FROM ACROSS THE POND AS THE HIT VARIETY SERIES TONIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM MAKES ITS STATESIDE DEBUT ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 11 P. M. ET
Highlights Include Appearances by Andrea Bocelli, Cyndi Lauper, & Meghan Trainor, and Show-Stopping Performances from the West End Productions of ANNIE, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, KINKY BOOTS, & ALADDIN, Among Others
Los Angeles, CA (October 18, 2017) – Head across the pond with AXS TV, as the network welcomes the popular variety show Tonight At The London Palladium to its weekly lineup, following The X Factor UK every Monday beginning October 30. Hosted by beloved entertainer Bradley Walsh and produced by ITV Studios in the UK, the eight-part series has something for everyone as award-winning artists, comedy favorites, breathtaking specialty acts, and stars from the West End’s hottest musicals take the stage at the world-famous London Palladium in front of a raucous crowd of 2,200. Each episode is full of surprise guests and unforgettable moments, coming together to create a unique experience that viewers won’t want to miss.
The season kicks off in full force on October 30 at 11pE with a lively night featuring iconic vocalist Andrea Bocelli, a performance by the cast of Motown: The Musical, and the high-octane motorcycle stunt The Globe Of Death. Then, for every Monday thereafter the series will air 10:30pE and highlights include groundbreaking pop superstar Cyndi Lauper, the cast of Kinky Boots, and recording artist Ronan Keating (Nov. 6); GRAMMY®-winning songstress Meghan Trainor, and the cast of Disney’s Aladdin musical (Nov. 13); and international fan-favorite Billy Ocean, “Fight Song” hit-maker Rachel Platten, and Downton Abbey actor Julian Ovenden (Nov. 20).
The entertainment continues on November 27, as Walsh welcomes pop band The Vamps, and the cast of Disney’s The Lion King; and pop star Nathan Sykes and the cast of Guys and Dolls (Dec. 4).
AXS TV GIVES THANKS FOR GREAT MUSIC WITH A CORNUCOPIA OF CLASSICS FEATURING FLEETWOOD MAC SPECIALS AND THE BELOVED 1961 MUSICAL WEST SIDE STORY, ON NOVEMBER 23 STARTING AT 10aE
Highlights Include Interviews with Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks’ Rare 1986 Set at the Iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and More
Los Angeles, CA (October 17, 2017) – Celebrate Thanksgiving with AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, as the network serves up a cornucopia of Fleetwood Mac concerts, interviews, and more, on Thursday, November 23 starting at 10aE. The day-long event will also feature a special broadcast of the groundbreaking 1961 musical West Side Story, starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, at 9pE.
The block kicks off at 10aE, with an insightful episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather, as Lindsey Buckingham opens up about his passion for music, early collaborations with Stevie Nicks, and the chance encounter with Mick Fleetwood that changed their lives forever. Then, Fleetwood Mac’s dynamic duo reunites for an incredible 2012 concert in Lindsey Buckingham with Special Guest Stevie Nicks at 11aE, loaded with priceless stories and unforgettable performances of “Never Going Back Again,” “Say Goodbye,” and many more; followed by the 2014 profile series Rock Legends: Fleetwood Mac at 6:15pE, as top music critics take fans behind the scenes of the band’s unparalleled legacy using archive footage, iconic performances, and music videos for “Dreams” and “Landslide.”
The festivities continue at 12:40pE, as Stevie Nicks takes Chicago by storm with an intimate set blending Fleetwood Mac staples “Gold Dust Woman” and “Sara” with solo hits such as “Stand Back” and “Edge Of Seventeen” inSoundstage: Stevie Nicks. Next, Sammy Hagar cruises to Maui to sit down with Mick Fleetwood for a spirited conversation and jam session in Rock And Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar at 1:40pE; followed by an in-depth look at one of the band’s most influential works in Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours at 2:10pE; and a career-spanning 2003 concert packed with trademark tracks such as “Rhiannon,” “Gypsy,” “Go Your Own Way,” and many more in Fleetwood Mac, Live in Boston, at 3:10pE. The block closes at 5:15pE with Stevie Nicks’ rare 1986 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Stevie Nicks: Rock A Little, featuring appearances by Mick Fleetwood and Peter Frampton. Encore broadcasts of Rock Legends and Live In Boston will follow at 6:15pE and 6:55pE, respectively.
Then, stay tuned for a very special presentation of the 1961 musical West Side Story, starring Golden Age superstar Natalie Wood and beloved leading man Richard Beymer as young lovers caught in the middle of a gang war between the rival Sharks and Jets in the tough streets of New York. The seminal favorite won 10 Oscars®—including Best Picture and Best Music—and boasts a timeless soundtrack featuring “Maria,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty,” and many more. George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, and Russ Tamblyn also star.
AXS TV Closes NJPW's 'G1 Climax 27' With Four Episodes From The Final Weekend Beginning Friday Oct. 13
AXS TV CLOSES THE ‘G1 CLIMAX 27’ WITH FOUR EPISODES HIGHLIGHTING THE FINAL WEEKEND OF NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING’S BIGGEST TOURNAMENT BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 13 AT 8pE/5pP
Coverage Includes Two Episodes Dedicated to the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Block Finals and Two Episodes from the Tournament Finale
Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 11, 2017) – “Rainmakers” and “High Fly Flows” abound as AXS TV’s coverage of NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING’s biggest tournament of the year—the G1 CLIMAX 27—charges into its final stretch with four episodes featuring the most important matches from the final three nights of the event. Coverage of the final weekend kicks off this Friday, Oct. 13 at 8pE/5pP as Jim Ross and Josh Barnett call the action for the “A Block” final match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito.
Then, one of wrestling’s most exciting rivalries enters its third installment on Oct. 20 as IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega takes on IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada in the “B Block” finale.
The epic, 19-event tournament reaches a crescendo on Oct. 27 as the “A” and “B Block” winners battle for the G1 CLIMAX 27 championship, featuring exclusive interviews with both competitors.
AXS TV’s coverage of the event concludes with a bonus episode Nov. 3 from the tournament’s final night featuring two tag team championship matches as IWGP Tag Team Champions War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) face Cody and Hangman Page, while IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) take on Funky Future (Ryusuke Taguchi and Ricochet).
The line-ups for the final four episodes of AXS TV’s G1 CLIMAX 27 coverage are as follows:
Oct. 13 – A Block Finals – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito, plus Bad Luck Fale vs. Yuji Nagata
Oct. 20 – B Block Finals – Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada, plus Michael Elgin vs. Juice Robinson
Oct. 27 – G1 CLIMAX 27 Finals – “A Block” Winner vs. “B Block” Winner
Nov. 3 – G1 CLIMAX 27 Finals – Hanson/Raymond Rowe vs. Cody/Hangman Page, Ryusuke Taguchi/Ricochet vs. Matt Jackson/Nick Jackson
AXS TV PAYS TRIBUTE TO INFLUENTIAL ROCK SUPERSTAR TOM PETTY, AIRING THE COMPREHENSIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE TOM PETTY – LIVE FROM GATORVILLE TONIGHT, OCTOBER 3, AT 5pE, AND THE IN-DEPTH PROFILE ROCK LEGENDS: TOM PETTY ON OCTOBER 20 AT 8:30aE
Live From Gatorville Features a Hit-Packed Set that Includes an Unforgettable Appearance by Fellow Icon Stevie Nicks, While Rock Legends Gives Viewers a Personal Look at the Man Heralded as One of Rock’s Greatest Songwriters
Los Angeles, CA (October 3, 2017) – AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, celebrates the tremendous life and legacy of groundbreaking rock icon Tom Petty with a special presentation tonight of the concert film Tom Petty – Live From Gatorville at 5pE with an encore broadcast on Friday, October 20 at 11aE; as well as the profile piece Rock Legends: Tom Petty on Friday, October 20 at 8:30aE, with an encore broadcast that same day at 2:10pE.
With his signature vocals, honest lyrics, and timeless songs, Tom Petty has forever solidified himself as one of music’s greatest artists. Enjoying an unprecedented 40-year career, Petty—with his band The Heartbreakers—helped re-define the rock scene for generations to come, on the strength of beloved classics such as “American Girl,” “Free Fallin’,” “Yer So Bad,” and “I Won’t Back Down,” en route to earning three GRAMMY® Awards and a place in the prestigious Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002. Petty passed away yesterday, October 2, at the age of 66.
The acclaimed 2013 concert film Tom Petty – Live From Gatorville finds the beloved artist returning to his hometown of Gainesville, FL for an emotional and highly-energetic evening, blazing through a career-spanning two-hour set that features Heartbreaker favorites, solo tunes, and a selection of tracks from Petty’s work with his first band Mudcrutch and the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys; topped by an unforgettable guest appearance by soulful rock songstress Stevie Nicks. Highlights include performances of “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Southern Accent” played live for the first time since 1993, and the Nicks duets “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and “I Need To Know,” among many others.
Then, Rock Legends: Tom Petty takes viewers on a fully immersive journey through Petty’s brilliant career as top music experts discuss his songwriting, style, and influence in this special profile that compiles rare archive footage and performances to paint a vivid picture of the man behind the music, headlined by an eye-opening interview with the icon, himself, as he discusses the creative process behind some of his greatest works.
AXS TV is 'Shakin' Things Up with Eddie Money & His Family, as the Network Greenlights New Reality Series 'Real Money' (WT)
AXS TV IS ‘SHAKIN’ THINGS UP WITH LEGENDARY MUSICIAN EDDIE MONEY AND HIS FAMILY, AS THE NETWORK GREENLIGHTS NEW REALITY SERIES ‘REAL MONEY’ (WT)
The Series Takes a Hilarious and Heartfelt Look at the Money’s Unconventional Dynamic, as They Live, Laugh, Bicker and Rock All Under One Roof
Los Angeles, CA (September 28, 2017) – AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, has greenlit a new 10-episode reality series, “Real Money,” (WT) following the daily lives of multi-platinum rock legend Eddie Money and his family. The series begins production today and will include candid moments with Money as he deals with the struggles and joys of life at home with his wife, eight pets, and five wild and talented children. The series is as honest and open as it is heartfelt and hilarious, capturing every moment of the family’s unique dynamic as they live, laugh, bicker, and rock under one roof.
With a legendary career spanning over 40 years, Eddie Money has long-established himself as one of rock’s most beloved entertainers. After leaving his native Brooklyn for the Berkeley music scene in the 1970s, Money quickly rose to fame on the strength of a slew of successful albums and Top 40 hits including “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m In Love,” “Baby Hold On,” and many more. Now, at 68 years old, Money continues to tour across the country with his band, which includes three of his equally talented offspring.
Money is joined on the show by his wife of over 30 years, Laurie, who tirelessly works to keep the peace and keep everyone on schedule; as well as his children/bandmates including his singer-songwriter son Dez, who writes and produces his own music, opens for his dad and plays guitar in his father’s band; son Julian, who plays the drums; and fiery songstress Jesse, the couple’s only daughter, who Eddie compares to blues siren Janis Joplin. Rounding out the cast is Eddie’s son Joe, a gifted guitarist who eschewed his father’s rock roots in favor of making his own pulsing dubstep beats; and Eddie’s eldest child, Zach, who helps run the family business when his dad and siblings are out on the road.
“Following the success of our original series Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar— which gives viewers a unique glimpse at a new rock icon each week— we wanted to expand our lineup with another high-quality show that would resonate with our audience in the same way,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV's Vice President of Music Programming and Production. “‘Real Money’ is that perfect complement, taking fans inside the world of one of the hardest-working men in rock, and putting the spotlight on a fun and fascinating family dynamic that is as entertaining as it is heartwarming.”
On producing the new reality series, Eddie Money said, "We may not be the typical cookie-cutter family, but we have a strong sense of love and loyalty for each other that really shines through. It’s real, and it’s something I think everyone can relate to. We’re excited to share our lives with America, as they join us on this wild ride. I've only got two tickets to paradise, but I'm taking everybody!”
“Real Money” is produced by Enchanted Media with Victoria Levy, MJ Schirmer, and Shelley Storm as executive producers, in collaboration with executive producers Dina LaPolt, Steve Longo, Eddie and Laurie Money, and in association with Red Arrow Industries, executive producers Danny Downing and Ryan Hardison.
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV delivers the ultimate in music entertainment programming with an eclectic lineup that includes classic concerts from music's most iconic bands, as well as exclusive music festival coverage, original hit series, docs that rock, insightful specials, and knock-out live mixed martial arts action. AXS TV is a partnership between Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available nationally in the United States and can be seen in parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram;and YouTube.
‘THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER’ RETURNS FOR ITS FIFTH SEASON FALL CYCLE WITH NINE ALL-NEW EPISODES, PREMIERING WITH ‘THE X FACTOR UK’ JUDGE SHARON OSBOURNE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, AT 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. PT
The Cycle also Features Discussions with Actor Kiefer Sutherland, Music Icons Peter Frampton, Steve Miller, Geddy Lee, Jewel, Steven Van Zandt, & The Doobie Brothers
Los Angeles, CA (September 14, 2017) – The Big Interview With Dan Rather returns to AXS TV for a star-studded fifth season fall cycle, premiering Tuesday, October 10 at 9pE/6pP. Hosted by award-winning newsman Dan Rather, the series features exclusive, in-depth discussions with some of the biggest names in music entertainment, as the celebrated journalist gets his A-List guests to open up as only he can.
The upcoming fall cycle puts the spotlight on nine all-new episodes, kicking off with Rather’s lively sit-down with Sharon Osbourne, the outspoken judge of the hit AXS TV series The X Factor UK, as she discusses her time on the show, her eclectic career, and her marriage to “The Godfather Of Heavy Metal” Ozzy Osbourne. AXS TV airs The X Factor UK on Sunday and Monday nights at 9pE/6pP.
The season also includes GRAMMY®-winning soul rockers The Doobie Brothers, featuring Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and John McFee (Oct. 17); as well as influential prog rock icon and RUSH frontman Geddy Lee (Oct. 24); versatile folk songstress Jewel (Oct. 31); actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland, discussing his award-winning film and television career, and his journey into Country music (Nov. 7); versatile blues-rock renaissance man Steve Miller (Nov. 14); groundbreaking guitar virtuoso Peter Frampton (Nov. 21); acclaimed E Street Band axe-man and actor Steven Van Zandt (Dec. 5) and more.
“For five seasons, The Big Interview has delivered in-depth and insightful conversations with some of the most influential figures in entertainment,” said Evan Haiman, vice president of music programming and production. “The series’ upcoming fall cycle is a continuation of the acclaimed programming our viewers have become accustomed to, as Dan Rather sits down with a fresh roster of artists who have shaped pop culture for generations of fans—getting them to open up about their unique lives and storied careers as only he can, and offering viewers a rare chance to see their favorite stars in a whole new light.”
10/10 - Sharon Osbourne
10/17 - The Doobie Brothers
10/24 - Geddy Lee
10/31 - Jewel
11/7 - Kiefer Sutherland
11/14 - Steve Miller
11/21 - Peter Frampton
11/28 - TBA
12/5 - Steven Van Zandt
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV delivers the ultimate in music entertainment programming with an eclectic lineup that includes classic concerts from music's most iconic bands, as well as exclusive music festival coverage, original hit series, docs that rock, insightful specials, and knock-out live mixed martial arts action. AXS TV is a partnership between Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available nationally in the United States and can be seen in parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; and YouTube.
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IT’S MEAT LOAF’S BIRTHDAY AND AXS TV IS CELEBRATING WITH A SPECIAL SATURDAY STACK LINEUP LOADED WITH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS AND IN-DEPTH PROFILES ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 STARTING AT 6pE/3pP
Highlights Include Meat Loaf’s Sit-Down with Dan Rather on THE BIG INTERVIEW, ROCK LEGENDS: MEAT LOAF, and CLASSIC ALBUMS: BAT OUT OF HELL
LOS ANGELES – September 7, 2017 – “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through” on AXS TV, in an epic Saturday Stack birthday block celebrating the iconic genre-defying showman Meat Loaf on Saturday, September 30 at 6pE/3pP. The lineup includes Meat Loaf’s exclusive interview with Dan Rather, as well as a pair of insightful profile specials highlighting the beloved vocalist’s legendary career and greatest works. Meat Loaf turns 70 years old on Wednesday, September 27.
The block kicks off at 6pE with an intimate look at Meat Loaf’s impressive career and unprecedented catalog, blending candid interviews with rare archive footage and classic performances to tell the story of one of rock’s greatest entertainers in ROCK LEGENDS: MEAT LOAF. Then, CLASSIC ALBUMS takes viewers behind the scenes and into the studio as Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Todd Rundgren, and others discuss the creative process and enduring influence of Meat Loaf’s seminal sophomore masterpiece BAT OUT OF HELL in the 1999 profile CLASSIC ALBUMS: MEAT LOAF – BAT OUT OF HELL at 7pE.
The block continues with Meat Loaf’s revealing 2016 sit-down with Dan Rather, as he opens up about his success as an actor and musician, reflects on his hit-making partnership with acclaimed songwriter Jim Steinman, discusses his most well-known songs, delves into his passion for collecting sports memorabilia, and explains why he hates his trademark track “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” on THE BIG INTERVIEW at 8pE.
The festivities come to a close at 9pE with the raucous 2002 crime comedy FORMULA 51, starring Meat Loaf as a ruthless drug lord on the trail of a gifted chemist (Samuel L. Jackson) whose potent new drug comes with a massive payday. The film is directed by Ronny Yu, and also stars Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Sean Pertwee, and Rhys Ifans.
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing music entertainment programming, including live performances and concerts from iconic classic rock bands, original series with music legends, interviews by Dan Rather with chart-topping artists, documentary specials and more.
AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available nationally in the United States and can be seen in parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; Cyber Dust and YouTube.
Join Some of Music's Most Iconic Artists in AXS TV's 'Docs That Rock' Every Tuesday Starting Sept. 12
GO ON STAGE AND INTO THE STUDIO WITH SOME OF MUSIC’S MOST ICONIC ARTISTS IN AXS TV’S ‘DOCS THAT ROCK’ EVERY TUESDAY AT 10pE, OPENING WITH THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME ON SEPTEMBER 12
Highlights Include Premieres of ‘STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN – 1984-1990: LONESTAR’ & ‘BAD COMPANY,’ PLUS ‘THE US GENERATION’ Coming in November
LOS ANGELES – August x, 2017 – Music’s greatest artists rule on AXS TV, as the network unleashes the Docs That Rock weekly block—airing every Tuesday at 10pE/7pP. The September lineup kicks off on September 12, as hard rock pioneers Led Zeppelin embark on a psychedelic journey of music and cinema, rocking Madison Square Garden with an epic set that includes “Whole Lotta Love,” “Dazed And Confused,” “Stairway To Heaven” and many more, in the 1976 hit LED ZEPPELIN: THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME.
On September 19 explore the untold story of one of the modern blues scene’s most important figures in STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN – LONESTAR: 1984-1989—offering unprecedented access into the guitar virtuoso’s glory days using rare footage, insightful interviews, personal photos, and more, to showcase Vaughan’s glory days following his landmark debut album TEXAS FLOOD all the way through to his tragic death in 1990.
AXS TV closes out the month on September 26 with Oscar®-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s explosive examination of the Godfather Of Soul in the 2015 profile MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN. Produced by Mick Jagger, the lively piece blends new interviews with bandmates Christian McBride, Bobby Byrd, Greg Tate, and Jabo Starks, among others, with rarely seen archived footage, to paint a vivid picture of the meteoric rise and enduring legacy of soul superstar James Brown.
October’s lineup includes more premiere events, featuring the Academy Award®-winning documentary chronicling the landmark music festival WOODSTOCK – 3 DAYS OF PEACE & MUSIC, starring Jimi Hendrix, Richie Havens and The Who (Oct. 3); a look at the incredible story of one of rock’s original super-groups BAD COMPANY (Oct. 10); the blue-eyed soul story of THE DOOBIE BROTHERS: LET THE MUSIC PLAY (Oct. 17); and the revealing 1991 tell-all MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE (Oct. 31).
Then, coming in November, a profile of one of Country music’s most beloved voices in ALAN JACKSON: SMALL TOWN SOUTHERN MAN (Nov. 7); an in-depth look at one of The Doors’ signature hits in THE DOORS: MR. MOJO RISIN’ – THE STORY OF L.A. WOMAN (Nov. 14); Martin Scorsese’s chronicle of The Band’s star-studded final bow in THE LAST WALTZ, with performances by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton (Nov. 21); and the premiere of one of the most groundbreaking music festivals of all-time, THE US FESTIVAL 1982: THE US GENERATION DOCUMENTARY (Nov. 28). The film tells the story of the 1982 Us Festival, dubbed the “Woodstock Of The ‘80s,” which was co-created by Apple visionary Steve Wozniak and featured an eclectic and unprecedented roster of talent that included The Ramones, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Grateful Dead, Santana, and many more, performing live in front of two million people at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA.
The network will also air an intimate biography illustrating the life and legacy of the incomparable John Lennon, using his own personal footage, in IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON (Dec. 5).
“Docs that Rock” Schedule at a Glance
9/12 – “Song Remains The Same” - NETWORK PREMIERE
9/19 – “Stevie Ray Vaughan - Lonestar: 1984-1989” - PREMIERE
9/26 – “Mr. Dynamite - The Rise of James Brown” - NETWORK PREMIERE
10/3 – “Woodstock- 3 Days of Peace & Music: The Director’s Cut”- NETWORK PREMIERE
10/10 – “Bad Company” - PREMIERE
10/17 – “The Doobie Brothers: Let the Music Play” – NETWORK PREMIERE
10/31 – “Madonna Truth or Dare” – NETWORK PREMIERE
11/7 – “Alan Jackson: Small Town Southern Man” – NETWORK PREMIERE
11/14 – “The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’” – NETWORK PREMIERE
11/21 – “The Last Waltz” – NETWORK PREMIERE
11/28 – “The US Generation: The 1982 Us Festival” – PREMIERE
12/5 – “Imagine: John Lennon”
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AXS TV GIVES VIEWERS A WHOLE LOTTA LED ZEPPELIN WITH A DAY OF EPIC APPEARANCES & PERFORMANCES FEATURING THE BAND’S ICONIC 1976 CONCERT FILM THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME, ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 STARTING AT 1pE
Highlights Include a Pair of Solo Performances by Zeppelin Frontman Robert Plant, Guitar God Jimmy Page in the 2008 Rock Doc IT MIGHT GET LOUD, & More
LOS ANGELES – August 28, 2017 – Get “Dazed And Confused” with AXS TV, as the network unleashes a whole lotta Led Zeppelin with a Saturday Stack lineup honoring the groundbreaking rock quartet on September 23, starting at 1pE. The block includes rare performances, solo sets, concert films, and more, kicking off with the 2008 rock doc IT MIGHT GET LOUD, featuring guitar wizard Jimmy Page discussing the tools of his trade alongside fellow six-string savants Jack White and U2’s The Edge.
Next, at 3pE, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant puts a new spin on beloved classics with stripped down and acoustic renditions of “Black Dog,” “What Is And What Should Never Be,” “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” and “Whole Lotta Love,” as well as solo standouts “Turn It Up,” “Rainbow,” and “Little Maggie,” among others, in the 2016 concert ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS – LIVE AT DAVID LYNCH’S FESTIVAL OF DISRUPTION. And the hard rock pioneers take viewers on a psychedelic journey of music and cinema, rocking Madison Square Garden with an epic set that includes “Dazed And Confused,” “Stairway To Heaven,” and many more, in the 1976 hit LED ZEPPELIN: THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME at 4pE.
Robert Plant is back in action at 6:30pE, bringing his trademark vocals to the PBS Soundstage in Chicago for an innovative and intimate evening of music that finds Plant funking up Zeppelin classics such as “No Quarter” and “Four Sticks,” as well as the solo favorite “Freedom Fries,” and the Jimi Hendrix cover “Hey Joe” in SOUNDSTAGE: ROBERT PLANT & THE STRANGE SENSATIONS. Then, Sammy Hagar cruises down to the Sunshine State to headline SunFest with his band The Circle—featuring Jason Bonham, the celebrated son of Led Zeppelin’s trailblazing drummer John Bonham—in a special episode of the AXS TV original series ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR at 7:30pE.
The block comes to a close at 8pE, as heavy metal mastermind Dave Mustaine hosts a star-studded night of rock and metal that includes appearances and performances by Jimmy Page, Richie Sambora, Johnny Depp, Cheap Trick, Kirk Hammett, Orianthi, and Joe Perry, in a special broadcast of CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS 2016.
Schedule At-A-Glance on September 23
- 1pE - It Might Get Loud
- 3pE - Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters - Live at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption
- 4pE - The Song Remains the Same
- 6:30pE - Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation (Soundstage)
- 7:30pE – Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar: Carolina Rebellion
- 8pE - The Classic Rock Awards 2016
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today’s top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. The network’s hit franchise series include THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR; and AXS TV FIGHTS.
AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter/Spectrum TV, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH, Frontier, Sling TV, Altice/Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable/Spectrum TV, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers, including members of the National Cable Television Cooperative. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; Cyber Dust and YouTube.