LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV, the country's premier destination for unprecedented live music festival coverage, is returning as the official broadcaster of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell for the second consecutive year along with StubHub as the official broadcast partner. AXS TV's coverage of the 2013 Festival was a major success, with over five million households tuning into the over 30 hours of broadcast coverage. This year, the network will air more than 24 hours of coverage from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4.
Headlining artists already confirmed to take part in AXS TV's 2014 telecast include Phish, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The String Cheese Incident, John Fogerty, The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Boz Scaggs and John Hiatt. To receive updates and additions to the broadcast lineup, fans are encouraged to visit AXS TV's website, axs.tv, and the network's social media platforms.
Viewers can tune in early for AXS TV's 2014 wall-to-wall coverage as each day kicks off with a half-hour pre-festival special, "Countdown to Jazz Fest," hosted by entertainment expert Kristen Aldridge. Aldridge will showcase the unparalleled and unique atmosphere of the Festival, and capture the flavor of this world-renowned event. Joining her for AXS TV's live coverage is TV personality Savannah Buffett, who will highlight the nightlife outside of the Jazz Fest grounds and interview artists, as she provides a bird's eye of the Festival's rich and eclectic environment.
Each 'Countdown' show will air daily from 3pE to 3:30pE, followed immediately by live Festival coverage until 11pE.
AXS TV's coverage will deliver the ultimate front row interactive experience for viewers tuned into the broadcast. This intimate experience includes on-air prompts giving access to exclusive shareable content as well as social media conversations with the Jazz Fest hosts, Aldridge and Buffett, and other fans by following along on AXS TV's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
ABOUT AXS TV
As TV's premier destination for live music festival broadcasts, AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming by presenting unfiltered access to today's top comedians, newsmakers, musical entertainers and their performances. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. Indicative of the network's dedication to music programming, AXS TV Concerts is the official 2014 TV broadcaster of the prestigious Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 18-20), Stagecoach Country Music Festival (April 25-27) and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 1-4). 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, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.
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