PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
Nov 2 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiple television, radio and digital platforms have joined forces with NBCUniversal to broadcast "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,' a benefit to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy airing tonight, November 2 (8 – 9 pm/ET). 

HBO, Discovery's Fit & Health and Velocity networks, and The Weather Channel are among the networks that will air the live one-hour telethon.  They join the networks of NBCUniversal broadcasting the event, which include NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, Style, Syfy and USA.

Multiple NBCUniversal digital properties, including NBC.com, Fandango, iVillage, weather.com, nbcnews.com, and the NBC Owned Television Stations plan to live stream the telethon, along with Xfinity.com/TV, Hulu and over 100 Gannett-owned websites, including usatoday.com.  The NBC affiliate television stations also have the option to live stream the telethon on their websites.

Comcast, in partnership with NBCUniversal, is extensively promoting and featuring the benefit to help drive donations to the American Red Cross.  In addition to featuring the live stream on Xfinity.com/TV; Xfinity TV customers through the weekend will be able to view the telethon on Xfinity On Demand and the Xfinity TV Player apps for Apple and Android devices.  Further promotion will be featured on the Xfinity On Demand platform, as well as Xfinity's Facebook page, on Twitter, and on the home page of Xfinity.com. 

Dial Global Radio, NBCUniversal's official radio partner, Clear Channel's iHeartRadio, as well as a number of local radio stations from across the Tri-State area will also simulcast coverage of the event.

Hosted by NBC "Today" anchor Matt Lauer, the telethon will broadcast from the New York studios of NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.  It will air live across the East Coast and tape-delayed on the West coast. 

Kevin Bacon, Mary J. Blige, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Perry, Al Roker, Jon Stewart and Steven Tyler are among the latest stars to sign on for the broadcast, joining previously announced performers Christina Aguilera (NBC's "The Voice"), Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Sting, and appearances by Jimmy Fallon (NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon") and NBC News' Brian Williams.

Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

Following the benefit telethon, at 10pm ET, NBC will air a special Hurricane Sandy-themed edition of Dateline: Rescue and Recovery, anchored by Lester Holt.  

The American Red Cross response to Sandy is very large and will be very costly, affecting a massive area spanning much of the eastern half of the country. Financial donations help the American Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-HELP-NOW or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

SOURCE NBCUniversal



RELATED LINKS
http://www.redcross.org

Questions?

Can I help you? Drop me a line and let me know. 

Blogger Services

Customized Newsfeeds

Don't let the name PR Newswire for Journalists dissuade you. This is a great service for bloggers. Any content creator -- whether you're a journalist, freelancer or blogger -- can set up a customized profile to receive releases based on preferences. You also have access to hi-res photos, media-only content such as media advisories and embargoed releases, and experts via ProfNet.

ProfNet

Need expert sources? Check out ProfNet, a service that helps journalists, bloggers, authors, and other content creators connect with experts -- at no charge. Sending a query is easy: Just fill out a form detailing the kind of expertise you need, how you want to be contacted, and your deadline. ProfNet will do the rest. You also can sign up for a weekly "tip sheet" of experts and story ideas. Visit ProfNet for more info or go directly to the query form.

ProfNet Connect

ProfNet Connect is a free, interactive online community where PR professionals, experts, and media professionals can network and engage with one another. Via profiles, forums and blogs, subject-matter experts can position themselves as the go-to source for content creators and journalists. In turn, content creators can search the site by keyword to find the experts they need. The site also features enhanced profile capabilities, allowing users to easily add multimedia components -- photos, videos, white papers and more -- to their profiles.

News Widget

Our widget allows you to display PR Newswire content on your site with very little back-end programming required.  You not only get the headline, but also the body of text of the news release, keeping the user on your site at all times.  In order to do so, the difference between our Widget and other widgets is at the end of the sign-up process, you will be provided with two pieces of source code -- one for the page where the Widget itself will be displayed and one for the pages that will display the body of text of each news release.  In addition, the sign-up process allows you to have 100 percent control over every aspect of the Widget's appearance, so that the Widget can blend in fully with the look and feel of your site. Still not convinced? Here's what one blogger had to say about the widget.

Search
  
  1. Home
  2. News Unfiltered
  3. Blog Posts
  4. Blogger Services
  5. Blogger Events
  6. Contact Us